Senior Staff Software Engineer at Robinhood (Remote)

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Join a leading fintech company that's democratizing finance for all.
Robinhood was founded on a simple idea: that our financial markets should be accessible to all. With customers at the heart of our decisions, Robinhood is lowering barriers and providing greater access to financial information. Together, we are building products and services that help create a financial system everyone can participate in.
Just as we focus on our customers, we also strive to create an inclusive environment where our employees can thrive and do impactful work. We are proud of the competitive products and company culture we've built and have been recognized as:
  • Forbes Fintech 50 2021
  • Glassdoor Best Places to Work 2021
  • Inc. Best-Led Companies 2021
  • TIME 100 Most Influential Company 2021

We're growing and looking for...
We continue to hire Robinhoodies at a rapid pace to drive this journey, and with that growth comes necessary change. We're seeking culture builders and curious thinkers looking to co-author the next chapters of our story. We're in build mode, majorly expanding our team while also growing up as a company. Joining now means helping shape our structures and systems, then taking part as we launch into our ambitious future.
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About the role:
As a Senior Staff Software Engineer on our Product Engineering teams, you will be leading, building and owning 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. We strive for a high standard of engineering quality while solving unique scalability challenges. You will have high impact roles at a relatively small company for our user base.
We have 5 pillars within Product Engineering: App Foundations, Brokerage, Clearing, Core Product and Payments. Our mission is to continue raising the quality bar for Robinhood's apps and set the bar for the entire financial industry. We focus on the core brokerage activities that support how our customers participate in the markets as well as own the end to end customer journey through Robinhood. Lastly, we continue to work toward expanding our products to help us serve customers at different stages of their financial journey.
What you'll do day-to-day:
  • Design large scale systems within a team, making the right tradeoffs for risk and long-term maintainability.
  • Lead, 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.
  • Proactively identify and drive optimizations and improvements to the product and fine tune our REST API to support millions of customers.
  • Active contribution to open source projects.

About you:
  • 10+ years of software engineering experience.
  • Proficient with relational databases and transactions, and familiarity with writing highly concurrent systems.
  • Demonstrated history of providing firm-wide impact with self-sufficiency, as well as planning and leading large projects with long-term impact.
  • Ability to solve complex engineering problems that deliver results which help the team to achieve its objective with excellent task prioritizations.

Bonus points:
  • Intimate familiarity of Python/Django or Go.
  • Experience writing low latency, large scale distributed systems.

Technologies we use:
  • Python/Django, Go as the main languages and frameworks of choice.
  • PostgreSQL as our primary data store, Redis and Memcached as our caching layer.
  • Kafka and Celery as our task queue.
  • Deployed using Kubernetes in AWS Cloud

This job is following Robinhood's Primarily Work from Anywhere model which means the Robinhoodie can work anywhere in the country of employment.
We're looking for more growth-minded and collaborative people to be a part of our journey in democratizing finance for all. If you're ready to give 100% in helping us achieve our mission-we'd love to have you apply even if you feel unsure about whether you meet every single requirement in this posting. At Robinhood, we're looking for people invigorated by our mission, values, and drive to change the world, not just those who simply check off all the boxes.
Robinhood promotes diversity and provides equal opportunity for all applicants and employees. We are dedicated to building a company that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work (and work environment) will be for everyone. Additionally, Robinhood provides reasonable accommodations for candidates on request and respects applicants' privacy rights. To review Robinhood's Privacy Policy please visit Robinhood - US Applicant Privacy Policy .
Robinhood's benefits include generous time off, 401(k) participation with employer match, comprehensive health coverage, a health savings account (HSA), wellness benefits, backup childcare and education stipends (all benefits are subject to applicable taxes and based on eligibility).
Robinhood is a primarily remote company. If hired, you will work as a remote employee unless the job you are applying for has a different working model specified. Please reach-out to your recruiter if you have any questions regarding the job's working model.
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What are Robinhood Perks + Benefits

Robinhood Benefits Overview

Here at Robinhood, we have a competitive salary and meaningful equity. While we’re all hunkered down and working remotely we have a few benefits to help support your unique WFH situation. Whether you’re thinking about starting a family or if you’re already a parent, we know having a family is tough work. Therefore we have benefits to help you care for and nurture your family. We also have a number of benefits regarding Health & Wellness, Vacation & Time Off, Financial & Retirement, Professional Development, and Office Life.

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Paid industry certifications

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