Engineering Manager Cryptography Services

Menlo Park, CA, or New York, NY, or Remote, or Seattle, WA

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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 continue to build and have been recognized as:

  • Glassdoor Best Places to Work 2020
  • TIME100 Most Influential Companies 2021
  • Fortune Best Workplaces in Financial Services & Insurance™ 2021 and Fortune Best Workplaces for Millennials™ 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:

Our mission is to further develop our user trust and safety infrastructure to ensure that our users’ data and information is protected using the best mechanisms available. The team achieves this mission by building, scaling and reliably operating fundamental security services and platforms that allow Robinhood engineers to build secure products.

Robinhood is looking for an Engineering Manager, Cryptography Services to lead the development of the cryptography platform from scratch. In this role you will create a vision and implementation for cryptography to support our “Crypto Platform”. We do this by taking a customer-centric approach, and define our customers as Users, Product Developers, and other teams within Privacy & Security.

What you’ll do day-to-day:

  • Provide crypto security expertise and technical direction for crypto security initiatives defined by the business.
  • Lead and build a team of talented and high-impact engineers, providing technical and hands-on leadership
  • Design and build the next generation security services for cryptography platforms.
  • Understanding of crypto-systems and protocols, such as symmetric ciphers, encryption, secure hash functions, and cryptanalysis.
  • Implement cryptographic primitives to support the latest advancements required to foster the cryptography ecosystem.
  • Experience with cryptography algorithms, security engineering, cloud computing environments.
  • Provide guidance, architectural guidance and support to product development teams throughout the product development lifecycle on a variety of security requirements
  • Build strong partnerships with counterparts in core engineering, operations, legal, and compliance.

About you:

  • 5+ years of software engineering experience.
  • 3+ years of leadership experience - leading engineering team, code reviews, etc.
  • 2+ years experience working with cryptography and related systems.
  • Knowledge of cryptocurrency and/or blockchain technology
  • Familiarity with writing highly concurrent systems and good intuition for REST API design.
  • Ability to tackle sophisticated engineering problems that deliver results aligned with team objectives.
  • Proven history of providing firm-wide impact with self-sufficiency, as well as planning and leading large projects with long-term impact.

Bonus points:

  • Experience building and scaling secure custody systems
  • Programming experience in Python, Golang, or similar programming languages
  • Experience working within highly regulated environments
  • Previous work in a high security and/or highly regulated industry
  • Experience working in fintech such as exchange or trading platforms


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'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). 

Job regions: Remote/Anywhere North America
Job country: United States
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