Backend Engineer

Silicon Valley (Redwood City to San Jose)

Robinhood


Role Location

  • Silicon Valley (Redwood City to San Jose)

Employees

501+ people

Address

85 Willow Rd
Menlo Park, CA, 94025, US

Tech Stack

  • Python
  • Django
  • React
  • Redux
  • AWS

Role Description

Backend Engineer

Menlo Park, CA

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.

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.

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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