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Backend Engineer (Intern/Co-op)

Robinhood, Menlo Park, CA

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About the company

Robinhood is democratizing our financial system. With customers at the heart of our decisions, Robinhood is lowering barriers, removing fees, and providing greater access to financial information. Together, we are building products and services that help create a financial system everyone can participate in.  

Robinhood is a fast-growing company and was recognized as a CNBC Disruptor 50 and a LinkedIn Top Startup in 2019. We’re continuing to grow and are looking for incredible talent that can help us achieve our mission.

Robinhood is headquartered in Menlo Park, California, with offices in Lake Mary, Florida, and London, UK. 

About the role

As an intern on Robinhood’s Backend Engineering team, you will be building and owning certain backend services and infrastructure that power our core financial products. You will also gain a unique look into how the US financial systems works on the inside and strengthen your financial-domain knowledge.

Your day-to-day will involve:

  • Having a dedicated mentor who will help you navigate through your internship and Robinhood as a whole
  • Designing, building, testing, and releasing software solutions with stringent correctness and scalability requirements
  • Designing a solution with other engineers to fix a scalability problem and then implementing it
  • Partnering with various cross-functional teams to solve critical problems across the Robinhood organization
  • Working with other financial institutions to build products and gain insight into the industry
  • Maintaining and scaling an existing codebase

Some things we consider critical for this role:

  • Strong CS fundamentals

Bonus points:  

  • Prior software engineering experience from internships, hackathons, or other side projects
  • Familiarity with Python/Django or Go
  • Understanding of relational databases and transactions
  • Passion for finance and/or desire to learn more about the domain

Core Tech stack:

  • Python/Django, Go are the main languages and frameworks of choice
  • PostgreSQL
  • Kafka for event streaming
  • Redis and Memcached
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Kubernetes

Feeling ready to give 100% to democratizing our financial system? 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, not just those who simply check off all the boxes.

About Robinhood

About us Robinhood is a new way to invest in the stock market. For more information about Robinhood, visit www.robinhood.com Zero-dollar ($0) commissions are available for Robinhood Financial self-directed individual cash or margin brokerage accounts that trade U.S. listed securities via mobile devices. Please see our Commission and Fee Schedule. Robinhood communications and communications emanating from its social media community are for informational purposes only and are not intended as an offer or solicitation for the purchase or sale of any financial instrument or as an official confirmation of any transaction. The Robinhood website provides its users links to social media sites and email. The linked social media and email messages are pre-populated. However, these messages can be deleted or edited by Robinhood users, who are under no obligation to send any pre-populated messages. All market prices, data and other information available through Robinhood are not warranted as to completeness or accuracy and are subject to change without notice. Any comments or statements made herein do not reflect the views of Robinhood Markets Inc., Robinhood Financial, LLC or any of the subsidiaries or affiliates. All investments involve risk and the past performance of a security, or financial product does not guarantee future results or returns. There is always the potential of losing money when you invest in securities, or other financial products. Investors should consider their investment objectives and risks carefully before investing. By posting wall comments on Linkedin, you agree to hold harmless Robinhood Markets Inc., Robinhood Financial, LLC or any of their subsidiaries or affiliates All securities and investments are offered to self-directed customers by Robinhood Financial, LLC, member FINRA (www.finra.org) & SIPC (www.sipc.org). Robinhood Financial, LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Robinhood Markets, Inc.

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