Senior Software Engineer, Data Lake Infrastructure

Seattle, WA New York, NY
USD 146k - 220k
Terraform Kafka Java PostgreSQL MariaDB DynamoDB Kubernetes Spark Python SQL Server Docker AWS

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:

Your designated work location is Menlo Park, Seattle or NYC. While you are currently permitted to work remotely in Menlo Park, Seattle or NYC, you must remain able to work in office as business needs dictate and as identified by your manager.

As Robinhood’s infrastructure engineering, we are on a mission to provide Robinhood product teams a world-class platform that enables rapid product development by making infrastructure invisible and highly available.

The Data Lake Infrastructure team at Robinhood builds and maintains Robinhood’s data lake. The mission of the team is to power data-driven decisions and products at Robinhood by providing centralized platforms to store and use data at scale.

We are looking for a Senior Engineer to help build and maintain Robinhood’s data lake infrastructure.

What you’ll do day-to-day:

  • Design large scale 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.
  • Set up and drive technical directions of the project while mentor and up-level junior engineers in the team.
  • Contribute to open source projects.

About you:

  • Demonstrated ability and knowledge of building large scale distributed systems, infrastructure and internal tooling using modern technologies like Spark, Flink, Kafka, etc.
  • You have strong communication skills and are capable of cross-group collaborations.
  • Experienced and familiar with public cloud concepts/technologies.
  • Passionate in mentoring junior engineers and improving the engineering craftsmanship.
  • 5-6 years of experience in data related engineering.

Bonus points:

  • Geographically distributed team exposure as we are a distributed team.
  • Experience working with modern table formats like Hudi, DeltaLake, and Iceberg.

Technologies we use:

  • Languages: Python, Java
  • Compute Frameworks: Spark, Flink, Kafka Connect, Hudi, Debezium, Airflow, etc.
  • Databases and Query Engines: Presto, Hive, Postgres, MariaDB, DynamoDb, SqlServer, etc.
  • Infrastructure Management: Kubernetes, Docker, AWS, Terraform, SaltStack

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: $187000 - $220000
US Zone 2: $165000 - $194000
US Zone 3: $146000 - $172000

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.

Robinhood promotes diversity 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 visit Robinhood - US Applicant Privacy Policy. If you are an an applicant located in the UK or EEA, please visit the Robinhood UK/EEA Applicant Privacy Policy.

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