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Software Developer, Backend

Toronto, Canada

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.

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Financial Crimes

The mission of the financial crimes engineering team is to leverage technology to bolster our adherence to financial crime laws and regulations. This team is tasked with developing and managing the services and infrastructure vital for our anti-money laundering and sanctions screening systems. Their responsibility extends to safeguarding Robinhood and the financial system by preventing illicit actors from gaining access.


Our team's mission is to make Robinhood the best place to invest in equities. This includes building outstanding tools for managing your portfolio, researching investments, placing trades, and more, all while delivering the safest and most accessible investing experience possible. As a Backend Software Developer, you will have vast ownership over impactful products and backend services that power the Equities experience in the mobile and web applications.

What you’ll do

  • Build scalable systems and components, making the right tradeoffs to account for stability and long-term maintainability
  • Design, write, test, and release platform or product-facing features with stringent correctness and scalability requirements
  • Identify opportunities to improve system performance, team productivity, and reduce risk
  • Collaborate closely and effectively with cross-functional partners, client teams, and vendors

What you bring

  • 3+ years of software developer experience
  • You have a track record of successfully collaborating with cross-functional teams and delivering large-scope technical projects, setting a high standard for code quality and code review processes
  • You deeply understand the design, product, and backend development disciplines so that you can work effectively with them
  • Experience with Go or Python
  • Experience with Kafka and data streaming technologies
  • Experience with handling/processing large amounts of data
  • Familiarity with other parts of the team’s tech stack (Postgres, K8s, Redis, AWS or similar)
  • Bonus Points: Experience at a fintech company or financial firm

Click here to learn more about Robinhood’s Benefits.

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 embraces a diversity of backgrounds and experiences 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 review the specific policy applicable to the country where you are applying.

Client-provided location(s): Toronto, ON, Canada
Job ID: 5432053
Employment Type: Other

Perks and Benefits

  • Health and Wellness

    • FSA
    • Fitness Subsidies
    • HSA With Employer Contribution
    • Health Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Life Insurance
    • Short-Term Disability
    • Long-Term Disability
    • Mental Health Benefits
  • Parental Benefits

    • Fertility Benefits
    • Adoption Assistance Program
  • Work Flexibility

    • Work-From-Home Stipend
  • Office Life and Perks

    • Company Outings
    • Commuter Benefits Program
    • Casual Dress
    • Pet-friendly Office
    • Happy Hours
    • Snacks
    • Some Meals Provided
    • On-Site Cafeteria
  • Vacation and Time Off

    • Leave of Absence
    • Personal/Sick Days
    • Paid Holidays
    • Paid Vacation
    • Volunteer Time Off
  • Financial and Retirement

    • Company Equity
    • 401(K) With Company Matching
    • Stock Purchase Program
    • Performance Bonus
  • Professional Development

    • Learning and Development Stipend
    • Promote From Within
    • Lunch and Learns
    • Work Visa Sponsorship
    • Access to Online Courses
  • Diversity and Inclusion

    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program
    • Employee Resource Groups (ERG)

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