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Allen Chen

Engineering at Plaid

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    2021 - Present

    plaid

    Engineering Leader

    Plaid is the platform that helps companies of any size build and offer financial services. I lead the teams responsible for our Account Verification products, including Auth, Balance, and Identity. We help customers onboard users safely and smoothly.

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    2019 - 2021

    twitter

    Engineering Manager, Conversations & Fleets

    Made Twitter a better place to engage with each other. New product features (Fleets, safety/abuse controls, reply prompts), combatting abuse, ML infra, high-scale infra.

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    2017 - 2019

    twitter

    Engineering Manager, Timelines Infrastructure

    Made Twitter a better place to stay informed on what's happening. Core product infrastructure for all Twitter feeds. ML/ranking infra, new product features, maintain and scale high-scale infra.

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    2016 - 2017

    twitter

    Senior Software Engineer, Timelines Infrastructure

    Built the rank-ordered reply Tweets feature, abuse filtering, and rearchitected the reply Tweet infra for scale.

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    2013 - 2016

    twitter

    Senior Software Engineer, Data Applications

    Big data infrastructure for product metrics. Built pipelines and services to consume and serve Twitter's impressions and engagements data in realtime. Scaled the infrastructure, made it accessible and usable for internal use cases, and helped bring to market for Twitter's data reselling business and end-consumers. Also contributed to Tsar: a framework to to generalize hybrid batch/realtime timeseries aggregation: https://blog.twitter.com/2014/tsar-a-timeseries-aggregator.

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    2012 - 2013

    google

    Software Engineer

    Risk Engineering. Worked on data analytics and ML infrastructure to prevent payment fraud across Google's products: Google Play Store, Ads, and Google Wallet. Contributed to real-time data ingest / evaluation pipelines.

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    2010 - 2012

    uc berkeley radamp lab

    Student Researcher

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    2010 - 2011

    microsoft

    Software Development Engineer - Intern

    SkyDrive web client and backend

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financial services

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Infrastructure

Machine Learning (ML)

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