Product Lead Data


Remote job description

We believe 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 infrastructure developers need 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 and 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 11,000 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.

Who We Are

Data drives Plaid! Reducing the complexity of working with data, while maintaining proper reliability, security, and usage is critical to our success, as our business grows. Our data platform teams provide the infrastructure and tooling that supports all data at Plaid, helping teams explore our data quickly and safely to get the insights they need. They do this without compromising consumer, customer, and financial institution's trust, which ultimately helps us better serve the entire fintech ecosystem.

The Challenge

We are looking for an experienced Data product leader to partner with our data platform teams to develop and deliver our data strategy at Plaid. This leader will build and develop a high performing PM team that will make data easier and safer to work with for all Plaids! Data product management is a new function and team at Plaid, which means you'll help to shape data and product culture and practices.

If you're looking for a deeply technical opportunity that will have an outsized impact on the future of data in fintech, we'd love to talk to you!

What excites you:

  • Driving product vision and data strategy across our infrastructure and systems
  • Delivering critical data initiatives, including localization, governance, and usage restrictions
  • Developing win-win solutions that make it easier to use data while maintaining privacy and security
  • Building, leading, and mentoring a high-performing team of product managers to develop roadmaps and specs that deliver high quality data products
  • Deeply understanding the needs of all data users at Plaid
  • Partnering with engineering teams to deliver solutions across organizational boundaries
  • Fostering an environment that is customer-focused, data-driven, and experimentation based
  • Engaging with external data communities to stay abreast of industry trends and innovations
  • Helping evolve our data culture, discipline, and practices

What excites us:

  • Experience building and coaching high performing, diverse data PM teams
  • Track record of driving products that reduce the complexity of working with data
  • Demonstrable understanding of data/ML infrastructure, tooling, and platforms at scale
  • Experience evaluating and implementing privacy enhancing technologies
  • A combination of deep technical knowledge and customer-focused mindset
  • Comfort applying a combination of qualitative and quantitative methods to problem solve
  • Good balance of IQ & EQ to be able to solve both technical and organizational challenges
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Our culture is unique, and we tend to live by our principles, so it's worth learning more about Plaid here.

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Plaid is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and values diversity at our company. We do not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, ethnicity, religion or religious belief, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, military or veteran status, disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state, and local laws. Plaid is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process. If you need any assistance with your application or interviews due to a disability, please let us know at

Company name: Plaid
Remote job title: Product Lead Data

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