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Crypto Engineer

Menlo Park, CA, US

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About Robinhood:


 


Robinhood is democratizing access to America’s financial system. Our platform offers commission-free investing in U.S. stocks, ETFs, options, and cryptocurrencies. Robinhood Financial, our broker-dealer, is the fastest-growing brokerage ever, with over four million users and billions of dollars in transaction volume. Robinhood has received the Apple Design Award, the Google Material Design Award, and was named Fast Company’s 11th Most Innovative Company in the World.


 


We’re backed with $539 million in capital from top-tier investors such as DST Global, NEA, Index Ventures, Thrive Capital, Sequoia, and KPCB, and valued at $5.6 billion. Robinhood is headquartered in Menlo Park, California with a regional office in Lake Mary, Florida.


 


About the Role:


 


Robinhood is seeking engineers and engineering leaders to join our cryptocurrency engineering team. The team is building and creating new solutions around crypto investing, management, and security to our 4 million users. What has been created so far only scratches the surface of how Robinhood envisions cryptocurrencies to play a role in our user’s lives. The cryptocurrency team is responsible for pioneering how Robinhood integrates with the various blockchains and networks as we expand our features.


 


What Sets Us Apart:


 


High standard of engineering quality


Learn how the US financial system works on the inside


Integrating cryptocurrency alongside a significant existing investing business


High impact roles at a relatively small company for our user base


As a Crypto Engineer you’ll:


 


Build out new functionality for our crypto product, such as adding new currencies or providing wallet functionality.


Utilize blockchains for new features or infrastructure.


Design a solution with other engineers and the ops team to fix a scalability problem and then implement it.


Act as a manager or tech lead, depending on past experience.


Some skills we consider important to being a Crypto Engineer:


 


Strong overall engineering skills that you want to bring to crypto.


1+ years of blockchain / crypto development experience - either personal or professional.


Solid understanding of relational databases and transactions.


Good intuition for REST API design.


Prior experience working with distributed services.