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Robinhood lets you learn to invest in the stock market for free.

Performance and Capacity Engineer
Menlo Park, CA, US
Job Description / Skills Required

About the company

Robinhood is democratizing finance for all. With customers at the heart of our decisions, Robinhood is lowering barriers, removing fees, and providing greater access to financial information. Together, we are building products and services that help create a financial system everyone can participate in.  

Robinhood is a fast-growing company and was recognized as a CNBC Disruptor 50 and a LinkedIn Top Startup in 2019. We’re continuing to grow and are looking for incredible talent that can help us achieve our mission. 

Robinhood is headquartered in Menlo Park, California, with offices in Lake Mary, Florida, and London, UK. 

About the role

Robinhood is seeking a Performance and Capacity Planner/Engineer as part of the new Capacity Engineering & Analysis team (CEA). The Capacity Engineering & Analysis team will drive both strategic and tactical planning to ensure that Robinhood products have sufficient capacity while maintaining operational and financial discipline. This role will interact closely with a number of cross functional partners including infrastructure and product engineers, finance, software engineering and data engineering, & tooling engineering. This role will be actively engaged in multiple strategic initiatives to build one of the largest fintech services in the world while building efficient infrastructure to serve Robinhood’s 10+ million customers. This position is full-time and based at our Menlo Park, CA office.

Your day-to-day will involve:

Work with Product Engineering, Infrastructure Engineering, and Data Engineering teams to find the optimal way to scale the infrastructure

Provide definition and deliverables on project roadmap to automate and improve our capacity planning and management

Tackle the state-of-the-art cloud performance issues: Analyze and debug difficult server performance issues, identify bottlenecks and optimize product/service performance to improve user experience

Communicate across various functional teams and organizations, with internal and external stakeholders, to drive innovation in infrastructure capacity plan, delivery and management

Some things we consider critical for this role:

Bachelors in an engineering or highly analytical field such as computer science, electrical & computer engineering, or operations research 

4+ years of experience working in a technology company planning and understanding infrastructure capacity

Understanding of large scale distributed infrastructure to support a global fintech business

Experience working on ambiguous problems and managing the uncertainty of high-growth company

Experience in performance or capacity engineering

Feeling ready to give 100% to democratizing finance for all? 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, not just those who simply check off all the boxes.