Staff Software Engineer, Clearing Infrastructure

Menlo Park, CA

Full Time Senior-level / Expert
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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 continue to build and have been recognized as:

  • Glassdoor Best Places to Work 2020
  • TIME100 Most Influential Companies 2021
  • Fortune Best Workplaces in Financial Services & Insurance™ 2021 and Fortune Best Workplaces for Millennials™ 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 team:

Robinhood’s internal Clearing Broker platform is the first independent self-clearing system to be built in ~40 years. It is powered by a multitude of batch and real time services working together. The clearing Infra group builds the fundamental components that power these services. Our team is rapidly growing, and we bridge the gap between clearing and RH infrastructure teams to adapt quickly to new processes and technologies to unlock momentum, reduce risk, and help the business move fast.

What you’ll do day-to-day:

As a member of the Clearing Infra team, your role will be to:

  • Transform our platform by introducing big data technologies such as spark etc.
  • Own complex technical projects from design to execution stage with emphasis on scalable and long lasting designs.
  • Coaching and mentoring junior engineers as well as provide guidance on architecture and design.
  • Adopting industry standards and best practices.

About you:

  • Demonstrated experience building large scale distributed systems with stringent correctness requirements.
  • Have lead technical initiatives end to end coordinating across multiple teams and driving planning/requirements for your team.
  • You have experience with container and container orchestration technologies and cloud infrastructure domain.

Bonus points:

  • You have a history of creating and applying new processes and tooling to increase engineering efficiency.
  • You have a passion for mentoring junior engineers and improving the engineering craftsmanship.

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, Spark, Flink, gRPC, persistent store.
  • Deployed using Kubernetes in AWS Cloud.

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 rbnhd.co/applicant-privacy.

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).

Job perks/benefits: 401(k) matching Health care Wellness
Job region(s): North America
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