Engineering Manager, Site Reliability

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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’ve built and have been recognized as:

  • Forbes Fintech 50 2021
  • Glassdoor Best Places to Work 2021 
  • Inc. Best-Led Companies 2021
  • TIME 100 Most Influential Company 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:

The Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) team is brand new at Robinhood. We will be building and driving the reliability roadmap for a very production-savvy engineering organization, and exploring the emerging field of extremely reliable financial services built on modern distributed systems and cloud technology. SRE at Robinhood will focus on building healthy, low-toil, high-ownership teams, and enabling the virtuous cycle that comes from giving skilled engineers the responsibility and authority to discover how systems behave in the field and build those lessons back into the architecture.

What you’ll do day-to-day:

  • Coach and mentor Robinhood's talented engineers by giving them actionable feedback, setting clear goals, and coordinating project work with other teams and managers.
  • Help shape a new SRE team at a company that’s really prioritizing doing SRE right.
  • Build innovative cross-team partnerships, including the use of temporary embeddings and rotation programs.
  • Apply technical leadership and expertise to both your team and across engineering.
  • Improve the quality of Robinhood's products and engineering by refining metrics and establishing processes for improvement.
  • Work with other engineering managers to refine and improve Robinhood's processes and systems so that reliability is given proper attention throughout the software lifecycle.

About you:

  • 8+ years of software engineering experience.
  • 3+ years of experience serving in an engineering management role.
  • 2+ years of SRE or DevOps experience on a business-critical system.
  • Must possess “can do” attitude and willingness to work in a new initiative environment
  • Experience of leading high performing teams, driving thought leadership and continuous improvements
  • Passionate about mentorship and growing people.
  • Experience with scalable distributed systems, both built from scratch as well as on AWS primitives.
  • A focus on software engineering craftsmanship such as testing, static analysis, continuous integration, delivery, and deployment.
  • Eagerness to learn and use new technologies and share with the team.

Bonus points:

  • Experience building larger technical teams from scratch.
  • Experience with high-growth startups.
  • Experience with Docker and Kubernetes.
  • Strong open source contributions.

Technologies we use:

  • Kubernetes, Docker, Prometheus, gRPC.
  • Python and Go as the main languages and frameworks of choice.

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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