Robinhood is democratizing our financial system. We offer commission-free investing in stocks, ETFs, options, and cryptocurrencies. Robinhood Financial, our broker-dealer, is a fast-growing brokerage 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). We’re backed with $539 million in capital from top-tier investors such as DST Global, NEA, Index Ventures, Thrive Capital, Sequoia, and KPCB, and were most recently valued at $5.6 billion. Robinhood is based in Menlo Park, California, and Lake Mary, Florida.
What Sets Us Apart:
High standard of engineering quality.
Solve unique scalability challenges.
Learn how the US financial system works on the inside.
High impact roles at a relatively small company for our user base.
As a Backend Engineer, you will:
Have a dedicated mentor in the first months who will review your code and help you get ramped up.
Build, test, and release product-facing features with stringent correctness and scalability requirements. These features could be related to market data, trading, accounting, authentication, or security.
Design a solution with other engineers and the ops team to fix a scalability problem and then implement it.
Work with our frontend team to fine tune our REST API.
Collaborate with our data team to support millions of customers.
Contribute to open source projects.
Some skills we consider critical to being a Backend Engineer:
5+ years of software engineering experience
Solid understanding of relational databases and transactions.
Comfortable writing highly concurrent systems.
Good intuition for REST API design.
Intimate familiarity of Python/Django or Go is a plus.
Core Tech Stack:
Python/Django, Go as the main languages and frameworks of choice.
PostgreSQL as our primary data store.
Redis and Memcached as our caching layer.
Celery as our task queue using RabbitMQ.
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.