Security Software Engineer

Menlo Park, CA; Seattle, WA; New York City; Washington, DC

Robinhood

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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:


The Detection and Response Team (D&R) at Robinhood exemplifies our Safety First value by building and operating services that protect our customers' security and privacy. The D&R Platform team develops the infrastructure that makes detection and response possible, working closely with the Incident Response (IR) team to ensure that we have the infrastructure necessary to assess threats, collect and analyze data, and respond to security incidents.

We are looking for security-oriented DevOps engineers to create and deploy modern and innovative detection and response systems that ingest security-relevant data, transport it to the detection pipeline, and provide rich capabilities to enable the IR team to find, contain and resolve security incidents. We build, deploy and operate the pipes and engines that make detection and response possible.

What you'll do:

  • You will develop custom software and integrate third-party software to collect, enrich, transform, and process security data, such as logs, and execute detection and containment logic created by the IR team.
  • You will work extensively with AWS and Kubernetes, other third party systems, and custom internal systems and code.
  • You will partner with teams across the company to deeply integrate detection and response capabilities into Robinhood's engineering infrastructure.
  • You will craft strategies to continually improve the speed and efficacy of detection and response.
  • You will participate in an on-call rotation one week per month.

What you bring:

  • 3+ years' experience in software engineering with demonstrated security experience.
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related field, or equivalent experience.

You will also ideally bring the following:

  • Experience developing infrastructure for or working on a security detection and/or response team.
  • Experience developing high scale data processing (ETL) pipelines.
  • Experience using or developing security alerting, SIEM, SOAR, and similar systems.
  • Experience with AWS, Kubernetes (k8s), Python, and/or Go.
  • Experience with Splunk, Databricks, and/or Vector.

What we offer:

  • Market competitive and pay equity-focused compensation structure
  • 100% paid health insurance for employees with 90% coverage for dependents
  • Annual lifestyle wallet for personal wellness, learning and development, and more!
  • Lifetime maximum benefit for family forming and fertility benefits
  • Dedicated mental health support for employees and eligible dependents
  • Generous time away including company holidays, paid time off, sick time, parental leave, and more!
  • Lively office environment with catered meals, fully stocked kitchens, and geo-specific commuter benefits

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US Zone 1: $157000 - $185000
US Zone 2: $139000 - $163000
US Zone 3: $122000 - $144000

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, CA; New York, NY; Seattle, WA; Washington, D.C.
US Zone 2: Denver, CO; Westlake (Dallas), TX; Chicago, IL 
US Zone 3: Lake Mary, FL

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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 applicant located in the UK or EEA, please visit the Robinhood - UK/EEA Applicant Privacy Policy.

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Country: United States
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