Security Assessments 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:

Robinhood’s Brokerage Security Office is looking for a stellar engineer to help build and support the Brokerage Product Security function. The Brokerage Security Office works with teams across Robinhood to ensure our Brokerage and Clearing products and services are secure and our customer’s data is protected. You will be customer focused and reduce friction for users in utilizing security and privacy features and ensure they get the timely education to protect themselves, their data, and their money. Lastly, you will aid in influencing business decisions by providing results and analysis from security assessments, as well as assisting with automating processes to manage risks.

We’re looking for tech professionals who are deeply passionate about security and privacy.

What you’ll do day-to-day:

  • Perform proactive assessments covering infrastructure, resilient, security architecture, data security (including privacy), access and identity management, and application security
  • Prioritize and drive the reduction of discovered security issues, vulnerabilities, and risks by partnering with the business to provide recommendations and solutions
  • Work with technical leads to develop strategies, programs, systems and tools that enhance our approach in keeping our users and employees safe and secure
  • Provide technical expertise and leadership on Robinhood’s Security and Privacy’s solutions, policies, procedures, and standards
  • Provide visibility to leadership of the security and privacy risks and overall health for the Brokerage division
  • Participate in PenTest & Red Team exercises
  • Stay up to date on the direction of emerging security and privacy industry trends

About you:

  • 2+ years of experience engineering security solutions
  • 5+ years of experience in multiple cyber security disciplines
  • A passion for Robinhood and the products we produce
  • Advanced application security or threat modeling skills
  • Working knowledge of Go or Python is a plus
  • Pentesting experience is a plus
  • Experience with Brokerage firms a plus
  • AWS experience is a plus


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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