Senior Staff Software Developer, Service Discovery and Communication

February 22, 2024
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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, growth minded thinkers to help shape our vision, structures and systems; playing a key-role as we launch into our ambitious future. If you're invigorated by our mission, values, and drive to change the world — we'd love to have you apply.

About the team + role

Robinhood's products are powered by a multitude of powerful microservices working in unison. In order for these microservices to work, they need to be able to locate and communicate with each other. As the Service Discovery and Communication team, we build and deploy the fundamental systems that enable this real-time, inter-service communication all while being highly-scaleable, robust and reliable!

The team builds with Go and Python as the main language and frameworks of choice with C++ being a bonus as we construct our Global Edge. We also use Envoy for load balancing and global routing, Unbound and CoreDNS as our DNS, and gRPC for inter-service communication. We also heavily utilize Kubernetes, AWS, service discovery and service mesh type systems.

We are looking for a Senior Staff Software Developer - Tech Lead to help build and lead from a very technical lens. This developer will have true ownership, continuing to innovate to delight our users. You will act as a technical leader, systems architect, mentor, problem solver, coder and liaison to other developer/product groups.

What you'll do
  • Create and drive the technical strategy, standards, and roadmap.
  • Design large scale, distributed systems within the team, making the right tradeoffs for risk and long-term maintainability.
  • Proactively identify and drive optimizations and improvements to the infrastructure and systems.
  • Be a hands-on contributor for critical projects on the roadmap.
  • Mentor and up-level the team.
  • Contribute to open source projects.
  • What you bring
  • Proven understanding of Networking and Microservice Architecture and a familiarity with writing highly concurrent systems with load balancing techniques.
  • Have a strong technical grasp, excellent judgment on task prioritizations and expertise with a focus on reliability, scalability, and correctness.
  • You are able to tackle sophisticated developer problems that deliver results which help the team to achieve its objectives.
  • You have a history of creating and applying new processes and tooling to increase developer efficiency.
  • Passion in mentoring junior developers and improving the developer craftsmanship!
  • Our team is here to enable an inclusive and welcoming interview experience for all candidates. If you need additional assistance throughout the interview process related to a physical or mental condition, or if there is something our team can do to enable a more accessible experience at any time, please notify our team by completing this Applicant Accommodation Form.

    Click here to learn more about Robinhood's Benefits.

    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 embraces a diversity of backgrounds and experiences 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 review the specific policy applicable to your country.

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