Robinhood

Director, Security Architecture

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What Robinhood is looking for in applicants

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 is looking for an Engineering Leader to build and lead a team of talented Security Architects. This team will be responsible for analyzing all aspects of our products for threats and vulnerabilities.

What you’ll do day-to-day:

  • Perform architecture reviews to steer projects in the right direction early, lead security reviews, and develop security ownership of OSes, account systems, and software used at Robinhood
  • Make and own security policy to balance employee productivity and desired tooling, project feasibility, risk, cost, and other tradeoffs as appropriate
  • Engage in the initial requirements' definition, including analysis of threats and risks and alignment with security, Engineering, IT and Architecture standards
  • Conduct and facilitate security reviews, threat modelling including deep design reviews throughout the development lifecycle
  • Work with product organization to develop secure business requirements, develop the security architecture and integrate into our longer term platform strategy
  • Work directly with project development teams to enable successful project implementation applying the recommended security tools, technologies and techniques. Provide expertise to project team engineers as needed

About you:

  • 15+ years of experience in architecting, designing and developing large enterprise class applications
  • 7+ years of security architecture experience working with large scale systems
  • Feels equally comfortable in architectural reviews, collaborating across other engineering teams, or creating policy
  • Excellent written and verbal communication

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).

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