Robinhood

Principal Web/Mobile Software Engineer

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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.

Check out life at Robinhood on The Muse!

About the team:

Customer Care is aspiring to build a team focused on scaling Robinhood to meet the needs of a rapidly-growing user base - building systems to allow rapid development of product additions, customer-facing tools, and support flows. We partner with all of our product teams across Robinhood, as well as the Customer Operations team, to help drive change at a company level; and provide customers a fabulous experience, while enabling our agents to quickly handle any issues that need their attention, so they can help the customer as fast as possible.

What you’ll do day-to-day:

As an area-level Principal Web/Mobile Software Engineer you will help us:

  • Create and implement the front-end user facing technology vision, strategy and tactics for the entire Customer Care area.
  • Defining and advancing front-end technologies best practices in collaboration with domain-specific senior and staff engineers
  • Build web and mobile frameworks and tools that empower engineers across the teams
  • Mentor front-end senior and staff engineers and up-level the Customer Care engineering organization.
  • Influence organizational goals and strategy as the representative of the technical teams within Customer Care.
  • You’ll be helping grow Robinhood’s Technical Lead community through interviews and close partnership with our Recruiting team.
  • Build smooth, stable, and elegant products with Swift and the newest iOS and watchOS APIs and/or with Kotlin for Android and/or with Web technologies 
  • Own features from inception to design, implementation, and launch
  • Work cross-functionally with Product Designers, Product Managers, Backend Engineers, and Data Engineers

About you:

  • 10+ years of experience with modern Web and or Mobile technologies
  • You have a bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related field, or equivalent training, fellowship, or work experience.
  • You are comfortable with either mobile or web concepts and have experience building products across the technical stack.
  • Proficiency with Swift or Objective-C, deep understanding of UIKit and/or
  • Fluency in TypeScript and Web development and/or
  • Proficiency with Java or Kotlin and Android development experience
  • Understanding of functional and reactive programming paradigms
  • You have experience with distributed systems and know how to make them reliable and correct at scale.
  • Strong product sense and ability to collaborate with Product Managers and Designers
  • Excellent communication skills and passion for solving tough technical problem

Technologies we use:

For Web development:

  • TypeScript
  • React + Redux
  • Next.js
  • NodeJS
  • Babel + Webpack + Bazel
  • Jest + ESLint + Prettier
  • Jenkins / Buildkite
  • Figma
  • Python/Django
  • Go / Python
  • PostgreSQL
  • Kafka and Celery
  • Kubernetes in AWS Cloud.

For Android development:

  • Kotlin
  • Coroutines
  • RxJava
  • Retrofit / OkHttp
  • Dagger / Hilt
  • Room

For iOS development:

  • Swift
  • RxSwift
  • UIKit, Auto Layout, Custom Design System and Declarative UI Framework
  • Core Data
  • VIPER-esque Architecture

 

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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