Software Engineer (Intern/Co-op)

  • Robinhood
  • Menlo Park, CA, USA
  • Sep 19, 2018
Full time Developer

Job Description

Robinhood is changing the way America invests. We believe our financial system should work for everyone and not just a few. We offer commission-free trading for stocks, ETFs, options, and cryptocurrencies—all on one, user-friendly platform. Since our public launch in 2015, we’ve enabled millions of people to participate in the markets, cementing us as the fastest-growing brokerage ever. As we work to democratize the financial system, our engineering team contributes to our mission every day by powering the infrastructure and platforms for the products our users know and love.

We’re hiring across the Backend, Data Engineering, and Infrastructure teams.

What Sets Us Apart:

  • High standard of engineering quality.
  • Solve unique scalability challenges.
  • Learn how the US financial system works on the inside.
  • High impact roles at a relatively small company for our user base.

As a Software Engineer Intern you'll:

  • Have a dedicated mentor in the first months who will review your code and help you get ramped up.
  • Build, test, and release product-facing features with stringent correctness and scalability requirements. These features could be related to market data, trading, accounting, authentication, or security.
  • Design a solution with other engineers to fix a scalability problem and then implement it.
  • Work with our frontend team to fine tune our REST API.
  • Collaborate with our data team to support millions of customers.
  • Contribute to open source projects.

Some skills we consider critical to being a Software Engineer Intern:

  • Strong CS fundamentals
  • Comfortable writing highly concurrent systems.

Core Tech Stack:

  • Python/Django, Go as the main languages and frameworks of choice.
  • PostgreSQL as our primary data store with Redshift and Elasticsearch as secondary data stores.
  • Kafka for event streaming.
  • Redis and Memcached as our caching layer.
  • Celery as our task queue using RabbitMQ.