Software Security Engineer

Robinhood

  • Location
    • Menlo Park
  • Date Posted
  • 03 Jun 2020
  • Function
  • Software Engineering
  • Sector
  • Fintech

Robinhood is democratizing access to America’s financial system. Our platform offers commission-free investing in U.S. stocks, ETFs, options, and cryptocurrencies. Robinhood Financial, our broker-dealer, is the fastest-growing brokerage ever, with over four million users and billions of dollars in transaction volume. Robinhood has received the Apple Design Award, the Google Material Design Award, and was named Fast Company’s 11th Most Innovative Company in the World.

We’re backed with $539 million in capital from top-tier investors such as DST Global, NEA, Index Ventures, Thrive Capital, Sequoia, and KPCB, and valued at $5.6 billion. Robinhood is headquartered in Menlo Park, California with a regional office in Lake Mary, Florida.

About the Role

We are looking for a Software Engineer to work within our Security Engineering team to build tools and services that secure our platform and our users. As a Software Security Engineer, you will be responsible for building services that protect our users from attacks such as account takeover, phishing, and other such common attacks. You will also work with the backend engineering team to build out microservices that our APIs can interact with for central services such as authentication, authorization, and risk monitoring. You will be critical in further developing our user trust and safety infrastructure to ensure that our users’ data and information is protected using the best mechanisms available. You will work with our data science team to understand risk and attack patterns to build threat intelligence tools to help predict potential attacks against the platform and defend against these patterns as well.

As a Software Security Engineer you will:

  • Build microservices for core infrastructure such as authentication
  • Work with the product and backend engineering teams to build a user trust and safety product
  • Work with the security team to fix any security bugs that are identified
  • Work with the data science team to use patterns of suspicious activity to proactively build tools to prevent such activity.

Some things we consider critical to being a Software Security Engineer :

  • 5+ years of experience in Software Engineering
  • Familiarity with AWS or other cloud systems
  • Familiarity with Docker, Kubernetes, or other container based systems.
  • Proficiency in Python, or similar dynamic programming language.
  • Proficiency in SQL and SQL-like databases
  • Experience building standalone APIs that can be consumed by various types of clients
  • Experience working with Security, DevOps, and Incident Response teams.

Nice to haves:

  • Experience with deployment tools such as SaltStack, Ansible, etc.
  • Experience with web frameworks (EmberJS, ReactJS, etc.)
  • Experience with data warehousing and data analysis
  • Experience in Finance and portfolio trading.

Note to Recruiters and Placement Agencies: Robinhood does not accept unsolicited agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to any person or email address at Robinhood prior to obtaining a signed agreement from Recruiting/HR. Robinhood is not liable for and will not pay placement fees for candidates submitted by any agency other than its approved recruitment partners. Furthermore, any resumes sent without an agreement in place will be considered your company's gift to Robinhood and may be forwarded to our recruiters for their attention.