About the company

Robinhood is democratizing our financial system. We offer commission-free* investing and trading. Investing in stocks, ETFs and options is offered through Robinhood Financial LLC. Cryptocurrency trading is offered through Robinhood Crypto, LLC. Robinhood Financial, our broker-dealer, is a fast-growing brokerage firm with millions of users and billions of dollars in transaction volume. Robinhood has received the Apple Design Award (2015), the Google Play Award for Best Use of Material Design (2016), and was named Fast Company’s 11th Most Innovative Company in the world (2016).  Robinhood is based in Menlo Park, California, and Lake Mary, Florida.

*Relevant SEC and FINRA or other fees may still apply. Please see Robinhood’s Commission and Fee Schedule at https://about.Robinhood.com/legal to learn more. 

Robinhood means Robinhood Markets, Inc. and its subsidiaries, including Robinhood Financial LLC (member SIPC) and Robinhood Crypto, LLC.

About the role:

As an intern on Robinhood’s Backend Engineering team, you will be building and owning certain backend services and infrastructure that power our core financial products. You will also gain a unique look into how the US financial systems works on the inside and strengthen your financial-domain knowledge.

In this role you will:

  • Have a dedicated mentor who will help you navigate through your internship and Robinhood as a whole. From onboarding you on to our tech stack to teaching you about the financial domain, your mentor will get you ramped up and ready to make an impact- all while showing you what it means to be a Robinhoodie!
  • Design, build, test, and release software solutions with stringent correctness and scalability requirements.
  • Design a solution with other engineers to fix a scalability problem and then implement it.
  • Partner with various cross-functional teams to solve critical problems across the Robinhood organization.
  • Work with other financial institutions to build products and gain insight into the industry.
  • Maintain and scale an existing codebase.

Some things we consider critical for this role:

  • Strong CS fundamentals

Some things that would be amazing to have for this role: 

  • Prior software engineering experience from internships, hackathons, or other side projects.
  • Familiarity with Python/Django or Go.
  • Understanding of relational databases and transactions.
  • Passion for finance and/or desire to learn more about the domain.

Technologies we use:

  • Python/Django, Go are the main languages and frameworks of choice
  • PostgreSQL
  • Kafka for event streaming
  • Redis and Memcached
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Kubernetes

Note to Recruiters and Placement Agencies: Robinhood does not accept unsolicited agency resumes. Robinhood does not pay placement fees for candidates submitted by any agency other than its approved partners.

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