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Experienced Software Engineer - Full Stack (Link Platform)



Software Engineering
United States
Posted on Thursday, May 11, 2023
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-Remote
Link is how millions of users interact with Plaid, and is a critical part of onboarding for some of the most popular apps in the world. The Link & API Platform team is responsible for the full stack, server-driven UI architecture powering Link that product engineer teams at Plaid leverage to quickly and reliably launch new account linking products. We are a highly collaborative, remote-first team whose work spans a variety of technologies, services and product areas at Plaid. Our API and most of our backend services are written in Go, and our frontend components are built in Typescript using React.
As a member of the team, you will drive the transformation of Plaid Link’s frontend into a powerful, user-centric platform. Collaborating closely with cross-functional teams, you'll help define and deliver key initiatives for Link, empowering product teams to create tailored user experiences seamlessly. Join us to shape the future of our server-driven UI framework and elevate our platform's capabilities.


  • Strong experience building full-stack frameworks using modern frontend libraries.
  • Building platform as a product: your work will impact the experience of all Product teams at Plaid, tens of millions of end-users, the best applications in FinTech, and major financial institutions.
  • Working across the entire stack when needed, collaborate with Product & Design to set the long-term technical direction for new & existing platform components.
  • Improving developer productivity and enabling new product capabilities across of all Plaid.


  • 8+ years of experience as a full stack engineer with extensive experience working on large projects (6-12 mo).
  • 2+ years experience as a lead / major contributor on frontend-heavy projects.
  • Well versed with TypeScript / JavaScript, React or any other modern UI frameworks / libraries.
  • Prior TL experience, demonstrating strong partnership with EMs, PMs and other x-functional partners and stakeholders.
  • Experience coaching mid and senior level engineers.
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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