Staff Software Engineer- Storage
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.
As we continue to build...
We’re seeking curious thinkers looking to co-author the next chapters of our story. Joining now means helping shape our vision, structures and systems; playing a key-role as we launch into our ambitious future.
About the team:
The preferred location for this position is in or around Robinhood's offices in Seattle, WA, Menlo Park, CA, or New York City with in-office work capabilities, as may be required by management, but remote work in limited geographies within the U.S. may be considered. Check with your recruiter for more information.
The Storage Team is responsible for some of the most critical database and caching systems at Robinhood.
This is a Staff engineering role within Robinhood. The Storage Infra Tech Lead will own everything related to PostgreSQL, AWS DynamoDB and Memcached. We are building out our own storage solutions for Robinhood for the long term and you can have a direct impact in the shape of that technology!
Our workloads are transaction heavy and real time which presents a host of challenges. You will help scale our storage infrastructure to 100 million users and beyond. Few opportunities like this exist elsewhere. The level of impact and ownership can be understood by simply stating: we will not succeed in regards to our objectives without 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 enamored with relational and NoSQL databases and have worked extensively with PostgreSQL, MySQL or Oracle at scale. You recognize that no solution can last forever. You are eager to disrupt traditional financial services and democratize finance for everyone.
- 10+ years of experience working with Relational and/or NoSQL Databases, supporting OLTP workloads
- Deep understanding of database architecture. You are going to teach us things we never knew were possible
- Experience with improving storage performance, resiliency and reliability with transaction heavy workloads
- Ability to dive into database specifics as well as look at the broader architecture
- Hands on experience building distributed systems, preferably large scale data storage systems
- Cross-functional collaboration experience across adjacent infrastructure and product teams
- Willingness to mentor high growth engineers
- Open source contributions to PostgreSQL, MySQL or similar products
- Prior experience scaling databases at high growth startups
- Experience with a wide variety of database technologies
Technologies we use:
- AWS DynamoDB
The expected salary range for this role is based on the location where the work will be performed and is aligned to one of 3 compensation zones. This role is also eligible to participate in a Robinhood bonus plan and Robinhood’s equity plan.
US Zone 1: $217,000 - $255,000
US Zone 2: $190,000 - $224,000
US Zone 3: $169,000 - $199,000
Base pay for the successful applicant will depend on a variety of job-related factors, which may include education, training, experience, location, business needs, or market demands. You can view comp zones for our US office locations in the table below. For other locations not listed, compensation can be discussed with your recruiter during the interview process.
Office locations (by comp zone)
US Zone 1: Menlo Park, NYC, Seattle, Washington DC
US Zone 2: Denver, Westlake (Dallas), Chicago
US Zone 3: Lake Mary
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.
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