Staff Security Engineer, Application Security - I6


Full Time Senior-level / Expert USD 107K - 149K *
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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.

Just as we focus on our customers, we also strive to create an inclusive environment where our employees can thrive and do impactful work. We are proud of the competitive products and company culture we’ve built and have been recognized as:

  • Forbes Fintech 50 2021
  • Glassdoor Best Places to Work 2021 
  • Inc. Best-Led Companies 2021
  • TIME 100 Most Influential Company 2021

We’re growing and looking for...

We continue to hire Robinhoodies at a rapid pace to drive this journey, and with that growth comes necessary change. We’re seeking culture builders and curious thinkers looking to co-author the next chapters of our story. We’re in build mode, majorly expanding our team while also growing up as a company. Joining now means helping shape our structures and systems, then taking part as we launch into our ambitious future.

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About the team:

Robinhood is building out a modern Application Security team, and we are seeking a strong Staff Application Security Engineer who is comfortable with both breaking and building applications. The team is responsible for securing Robinhood products and internal services.

What you’ll do day-to-day:

  • Contribute to the roadmap for secure SDLC, architecting solutions for supply chain security, CI/CD security and security visibility into our CI/CD pipeline (static analysis, checkers, etc.)
  • Develop technical solutions to mitigate impacts of security vulnerabilities
  • Discover security gaps and vulnerabilities through security consultations, code reviews and assessments
  • Eliminate classes of vulnerabilities through building and hardening safe frameworks
  • Advocate application security through trainings and outreach across Robinhood

About you:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, a related technical field or equivalent practical experience
  • 8+ years of experience working in the Product Security space, as a builder or breaker
  • Strong foundation in computer and network security, authentication, security protocols and applied cryptography
  • Experience in CI/CD security, program analysis and secure SDLC
  • Experience with Library/API/Framework development
  • Experience with building defense-in-depth security mechanisms into products and applications
  • Experience in web app security, vulnerability research, and security assessments
  • Familiarity with at least some of the following: Python, Go, JavaScript

Bonus points:

  • Passion for working and learning in a fast-growing company
  • Passion for innovating in an early stage security team


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.

Robinhood's benefits include generous time off, 401(k) participation with employer match, comprehensive health coverage, a health savings account (HSA), wellness benefits, backup childcare and education stipends (all benefits are subject to applicable taxes and based on eligibility).

Robinhood is a primarily remote company. If hired, you will work as a remote employee unless the job you are applying for has a different working model specified. Please reach-out  to your recruiter if you have any questions regarding the job’s working model.

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