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Engineering Manager - Developer Efficiency






San Francisco, CA, US


At Plaid, we believe that the way consumers and businesses interact with their finances will drastically improve in the next few years. Our goal is to build the tools and infrastructure for developers to create this next generation of financial services applications. Today, hundreds of companies such as Acorns, Stripe, and Venmo rely on Plaid to integrate with banks and the financial system.

Plaid’s infrastructure handles millions of requests per day and thousands of bank integrations, and we pride ourselves on maintaining a robust API to support the developers who depend on us—and the millions of consumers who use their apps. The teams within our Backend Engineering group coordinate to build and maintain the internal product infrastructure that makes this all possible, providing common building blocks and abstractions over our core services and data stores and a single Plaid-wide platform for iterating on and shipping code so that product engineering teams move fast and avoid solving the same problems over and over.

As the Engineering Manager for the Developer Efficiency team, you'll help build and scale the internal tools that enable engineers to ship quickly while maintaining the level of reliability that our customers have come to expect. This includes every stage of the feature development lifecycle, from local iteration and testing all the way to final deployment into production. Your team will create not just tools and libraries but also the best practices around architecture and process that maximize the tools' leverage.

You'll lead a team of 5-10 engineers, working closely with our Infrastructure team to make sure your tooling is tightly integrated with our Kubernetes-based platform. You'll also be engaging with other engineering teams across the organization to understand pain points and develop a roadmap that anticipates productivity blockers before they happen. Finally, you'll work with your Group EM and other managers within Engineering on making sure our team structure, processes, and culture scale as the company grows.

Our engineering culture is IC-driven—we favor bottom-up ideation and empowerment of our incredibly talented team. We're looking for managers who maintain an environment that lets engineers do their best work and constantly seek opportunities to help members of their team grow towards greater impact.

What excites you

        Creating tools that accelerate our work and delight the engineers using them
        Pragmatically balancing short-term wins with a thoughtful long-term technical vision
        Recruiting, growing, and enabling an incredible team of driven engineers who have high expectations around craft, ownership and impact
        Fostering a collaborative culture that embodies our values
        Working with other engineering managers and senior ICs to set direction for your team and best practices for Plaid Engineering as a whole

What excites us

        1 or more years of engineering management experience
        Past experience leading or working on a team responsible for internal developer productivity
        A record of leveling up your reports and providing individuals with meaningful opportunities for growth
        Willingness to roll up your sleeves when needed
        Excitement for recruiting and a thoughtful approach to headcount planning
        Past experience working with Kubernetes and/or Go a plus but not required

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