Experienced Software Engineer - API Access

United States /
Engineering – Engineering /
/ Remote
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, Salt Lake City, Washington D.C., London and Amsterdam. #LI-Remote

The API Access team’s mission is to provide the state of the art consumer and customer experience by becoming the leading platform to democratize secure and convenient financial data sharing. Our goal is to expand and secure Plaid’s access to sustainable and quality data from financial data partners by moving to an API-based ecosystem, while making our integrations more secure and reliable. We will achieve this by investing in products and products that cater to the API integration needs of our data providers and investing in the platform functionality to accelerate migrations & registrations, improve customer experience and build trust in the ecosystem.

As an experienced engineer on the API Access team, you will be responsible for building, improving and influencing design for products and solutions that cater to the API integration needs of our data providers, build platform functionality to accelerate migrations and improve customer experience through better onboarding and integration experiences.
This involves updating products, features, and services across our entire stack to ensure seamless experiences for our customers, consumers, and partners. It is the most mission-critical component of our infrastructure as it connects millions of bank accounts and billions of connections to Plaid. We're architected around decoupled services.

We are looking for someone to come in and help piece together a long-term roadmap for how these services need to work together to ensure reliable, high quality data access. Most of our backend core systems are written in Go and Typescript, but that's not a prerequisite.

What excites you

    • Developing deep product and technical expertise in the fintech space through cross-functional partnership.
    • Driving major highly impactful org-level initiatives.
    • Full end-to-end ownership of features, from ideation to production
    • Building scalable and performant production systemsIf you enjoy solving problems in complex backend systems, API integrations, distributed systems, and large scale system architecture this is the role for you!

What excites us

    • 5+ years of production experience, core fundamentals, and a strong command of at least one language.
    • Proven ability to tailor your solutions to business problems in a cross functional team.
    • Background in computer science, engineering, or another related field and a strong track record of building interesting projects
    • Pragmatism. Someone who actively considers the fine balance between shipping speed and perfection
    • Impact driven. You understand that building the right tools and systems can impact millions of users.
$162,000 - $243,000 a year
Target base salary for this role is between $162000 and $243000 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. 
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