Plaid

Senior Software Engineer - UI

Plaid

January 12, 2021

San Francisco, CA, US

The front end engineering team strives to make interacting with financial data not only better, but delightful. We believe that the key to solving finance’s biggest problems lies in meeting modern user expectations. As the gateway for thousands of applications like Acorns, Stripe, or Venmo, Plaid’s platform calls for innovative problem solvers interested in tackling the complex challenges that exist in the financial ecosystem and scaling developer and user-facing systems to millions of users.
To develop top-tier, heavy-UI applications like Plaid Developer Dashboard, we are looking for people who excel across the disciplines of front end engineering. This means a deep understanding of the JavaScript language, full-stack systems, scalability and performance, the nature of the HTTP protocol, and the varied edge cases in browsers, stylesheets, and mobile devices.
We're looking for a Front end Engineer to help us ensure that the next generations of fintechs are built on Plaid. This means being able to work across the entire stack when needed, working with Product managers and Design in setting the long-term technical direction for new & existing products. Our engineering culture is IC-driven—we favor bottom-up ideation and empowerment of our team. As a result we are looking for engineers who are excited by leading projects through setting technical direction and mentoring those around them. We are looking for engineers who are motivated by creating impact for our consumers and customers, growing together as a team, shipping the MVP, and leaving things better than we found them. Apply if you care about building products from scratch, helping external developers build on top of Plaid.
We're guided by our principles including impact, growing together, embracing openness and positivity, inventing tomorrow; we’re looking for leaders who are motivated by those same principles.
What excites you
    • Working with engineers with an eye for design, and with designers who code
    • Changing the way developers build the next generation of fintechs. Building products with impact: your work will touch tens of millions of end-users, the best applications in FinTech, and major financial institutions
    • Interactive single-page applications, built on modern front-end frameworks like React
    • Data visualization and a fantastic data set to work on
    • High-performance JavaScript SDKs that can be dropped into third-party applications
    • Digging through finance’s complex challenges—and reimagining the experience completely
    • Working on both the 0 to 1 stage and the 1 to 10 stage of problems
What excites us
    • A strong sense of ownership
    • 5+ years of experience building web applications
    • Deep understanding of (and passion for) JavaScript, scalability and performance, HTML, CSS, browsers, stylesheets, and mobile devices
    • Passion for web projects, backed up by an online presence (e.g., GitHub, Codepen, personal sites)
    • Persistent problem solvers with a strong track record of building interesting projects
    • Background in computer science, engineering, or another related field
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.