Backend Engineer

Silicon Valley, CA, United States

Robinhood


Role Location

  • Silicon Valley, CA, United States

Employees

501+ people

Address

85 Willow Rd
Menlo Park, CA, 94025-3656, US

Tech Stack

  • Python
  • Django
  • React
  • Redux
  • AWS

Role Description

As a software engineer on our Backend 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. We strive for 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.

Your day-to-day will involve:

  • Having a dedicated mentor in the first months who will review your code and help you get ramped up
  • Building, testing, and releasing product-facing features with stringent correctness and scalability requirements; these features could be related to market data, trading, accounting, authentication, or security.
  • Designing a solution with other engineers and the ops team to fix a scalability problem and then implement it
  • Working with our frontend team to fine tune our REST API
  • Collaborating with our data team to support millions of customers
  • Contributing to open source projects

Some things we consider critical for this role:

  • 5+ years of software engineering experience
  • Solid understanding of relational databases and transactions
  • Familiarity with writing highly concurrent systems
  • Good intuition for REST API design

Bonus Points:

  • Intimate familiarity of Python/Django or Go

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

About Robinhood

Robinhood is changing the way America invests. We believe our financial system should work for everyone and not just a few. We offer commission-free trading for stocks, ETFs, options, and cryptocurrencies—all in one, user-friendly platform. Since our public launch in 2015, we’ve enabled millions of people to participate in the markets, cementing us as the fastest-growing brokerage ever.

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