Staff Software Engineer - Developer Infrastructure

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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:

As Robinhood's Developer Infrastructure organization, we increase the efficiency, velocity, reliability, and scalability of Robinhood Engineering!

We help engineers write code. We speed up getting code out of an engineer's head and into customers’ hands safely. We drive consistency across platforms and toolchains. We enable product engineers to focus completely on what code to write rather than how to write that code. We find, fix, and prevent issues during the development cycle rather than in production.

We see engineering as a whole and drive systemic improvements to our development process and culture. We sweep up and janitor anything which is generally painful. We are the last line of defense if something is wrong in engineering.

What you’ll do day-to-day:

  • Work closely with other Robinhood engineering teams to define and design the Robinhood development experience.
  • Proactively identify and drive optimizations and improvements to engineering productivity and experience.
  • Design large scale systems within a team, making the right tradeoffs for risk and long-term maintainability.
  • Provide mentorship to junior engineers in the team.
  • Lead organization-wide collaboration for the team.

About you:

  • 8+ years of software engineering experience.
  • You have extensive experience and knowledge on building large scale distributed systems, infrastructure and internal tooling.
  • You can demonstrate a history of providing firm-wide impact and self-sufficiency.
  • You are a proven tech lead with experience planning and leading large projects with long-term impact on a single system or team.
  • You have led projects that involved organization-wide collaboration within the company.
  • You have a strong technical grasp and have excellent judgment on task prioritizations.
  • You have a history of creating and applying new processes and tooling to increase engineering efficiency and experience.
  • You have a passion in mentoring junior engineers and improving the engineering craftsmanship.

Bonus points:

  • Experience building larger technical teams from scratch.
  • Experience with high-growth startups.
  • Experience working with geographically distributed teams.
  • Experience with monorepos and modern build systems like Bazel / Blaze, Buck, and Pants.

Technologies we use:

  • Bazel
  • Kubernetes
  • Compilers and linkers
  • CI systems (such as Argo, Buildkite, Jenkins, etc)
  • Git
  • Python and Go with a bit of Typescript, Java, Kotlin, Swift, and Rust

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'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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