Software Engineer - Developer Efficiency

New York
Engineering – Engineering /
Full-time /
We believe that the way people interact with their finances will drastically improve in the next few years. We’re dedicated to empowering this transformation by building the tools and experiences that thousands of developers use to create their own products. Plaid powers the tools millions of people rely on to live a healthier financial life. We work with thousands of companies like Venmo, SoFi, several of the Fortune 500, and many of the largest banks to make it easy for people to connect their financial accounts to the apps and services they want to use. Plaid’s network covers 12,000 financial institutions across the US, Canada, UK and Europe. Founded in 2013, the company is headquartered in San Francisco with offices in New York, Washington D.C., London and Amsterdam. #LI-Hybrid

The Developer Efficiency team is responsible for the systems that drive engineering productivity and reliable software delivery across the build, test, and deployment phases of the software development life cycle. Our goal is to make all Plaid engineers more productive via the components we own within Plaid’s Internal Developer Platform: CI/CD, Build Tools, Self-serve Deployments, Container Registry, Developer Portal, Service Catalog, and Feature Flagging. We also partner closely with adjacent teams such as Core Infrastructure, Observability, and Security with the goal of providing well-lit paths for common developer workflows to drive best-practices for operational maturity throughout the company.

As an engineer in this area, you will drive significant improvements to engineering productivity for Plaid. You will initially be responsible for executing projects spanning build tools (e.g. bazel) and CI/testing infrastructure. Furthermore, your work will also contribute to driving a strong culture of engineering excellence and code quality throughout Plaid. Your work will allow you to learn from experienced engineers on the team, multiple architecture leads, and a PM who has worked in this space extensively.


    • Design and develop systems that optimize the build/test experience for Plaid engineers.
    • Improve both the run-time and cost efficiency of our developer infrastructure.
    • Participate in technical design reviews, and collaborate with experienced engineering leaders.
    • Engage as an active member of our on-call rotation.


    • Good code-reviewing skills.
    • Awareness of how to drive operational maturity (e.g. SLIs and SLOs).
    • Excellent communication skills.
    • Experience with bazel and working in a monorepo (nice to have).
    • Experience with Golang, Protocol Buffers, Docker, and Kubernetes (nice to have).
$143,640 - $197,640 a year
Target base Salary for this role is $143,640- $197,640 per year. Additional compensation in the form(s) of equity and/or commission are dependent on the position offered. Plaid provides a comprehensive benefit plan, including medical, dental, vision, and 401(k). Pay is based on factors such as (but not limited to) scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate's work experience and skillset, and location. Pay and benefits are subject to change at any time, consistent with the terms of any applicable compensation or benefit plans.
Our mission at Plaid is to unlock financial freedom for everyone. To support that mission, we seek to build a diverse team of driven individuals who care deeply about making the financial ecosystem more equitable. We recognize that strong qualifications can come from both prior work experiences and lived experiences. We encourage you to apply to a role even if your experience doesn't fully match the job description. We are always looking for team members that will bring something unique to Plaid!

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