Software Platform, Storage Tech Lead

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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:

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity! You will own the technical roadmap for scaling Robinhood’s PostgreSQL, Cache, and Key-Value Storage Platforms to support 100 million users and beyond. Accomplish this by designing best-in-class storage solutions that can process the high-volume transactional workloads which carry the financial goals of our customers. 

The level of impact and ownership you’ll have in this role can be conveyed by simply stating: Without your leadership, Robinhood will not succeed in fulfilling our mission to Democratize Finance For All. 

We're ok with a fully remote role, but ideally <=3 hours off from US/Pacific time.

About You:

You welcome unique challenges and are more concerned with finding the right solutions that will last than you are looking for a quick fix. You are enamoured with relational databases and have worked extensively with PostgreSQL or MySQL at scale. You recognize that no solution can last forever. You are eager to disrupt traditional financial services and democratize finance for everyone. 

You have:

  • 10+ years of experience working with Relational Databases.
  • Designed and operated database platforms which support 10M+ users.
  • A world-class understanding of database architecture. You are going to teach us things we never knew were possible.
  • Delivered strict storage performance and stability SLAs on transaction heavy workloads.
  • Have the ability to dive deep into database specifics.
  • Want to mentor high growth engineers.

Bonus Points: 

  • Open source contributions to PostgreSQL or MySQL
  • Prior experience scaling databases at high growth startups
  • Experience with a wide variety of database technologies
  • Experience designing and managing other distributed systems at scale (pub-sub, workflow, orchestration)


We’re looking for more growth-minded and collaborative people to be a part 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 click here.


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