Robinhood

Director of Engineering, 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’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 Role

We’re thrilled to be expanding this year as Robinhood is hiring world-class engineering talent in India. Our new Hoodies in India will enable Robinhood to continue creating great financial products on our journey towards democratizing finance for all.

As we transform the future of finance, we invite you to help us define our place in a global conversation.

We are looking for a seasoned engineering leader to manage our highly critical Infrastructure organization in India. This team builds the platform upon which all Robinhood backend applications are built, sitting right on top of AWS. The team is on a mission to provide high quality infrastructure that enables high reliable products and supports our large engineering community.

We imagine a world where millions of customers are able to use Robinhood to meet their financial goals. We’ll get there by following our core principles: deliver high-quality, customer focused products and pass more value back to our customers than anyone else. To execute on this goal, we must provide infrastructure such as compute, storage, messaging, and workflow systems to backend engineers that make it easy to build scalable and reliable financial applications at Robinhood.

We’re looking for a senior engineering leader to help scale this area. In this role you will help to evolve the strategy for the area, partnering closely with backend engineering teams and peer platform teams, along with TPMs to meet the future ambitions of the team.

Your day-to-day will involve

  • Running core infrastructure which is the underlying set of services powering Robinhood’s products. Major teams within the organization include compute, storage, release, observability, load & fault testing, capacity engineering, service discovery, and traffic
  • Develop and recruit senior engineering leaders, both managers and individual contributors, to support continued hyper-growth
  • Build strong partnerships with counterparts across engineering and with TPMs
  • Lead the core infrastructure engineering organization through hypergrowth, accelerate the development and improve the reliability and scalability of our most fundamental services.
  • Improve Robinhood’s programs and processes for project, career, and organizational development
  • Contribute to engineering-wide activities around hiring, onboarding, and professional development

Some things we consider critical for this role

  • 8 or more years of experience as an engineering leader
  • Experience as a technical leader for critical infrastructure and/or large scale distributed systems
  • Experience working with public clouds, and familiarity with modern best infrastructure practices
  • Strong technical skills and a willingness to dive into technical details
  • Extensive experience hiring and developing new teams and managers. Strong track record of developing, managing, and evaluating managerial talent.
  • Experience working closely with cross functional partners across engineering

Bonus points

  • Extensive experience with AWS and Kubernetes
  • Experience with transitions from co-located to distributed engineering teams
  • Strong interest in financial systems, products, and services
  • Core Tech Stack:
    • AWS, Kubernetes
    • Postgres, Redis
    • Golang, Python/Django
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Feeling ready to give 100% to democratizing finance for all? 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 and ready to learn, not just those who simply check off all the boxes.

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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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