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Principal, Storage Tech Lead
Menlo Park, CA, US
Job Description / Skills Required

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.


About the Role

This is a Principal level role within Robinhood. The Storage Tech Lead will own everything related to PostgreSQL and storage more broadly. Our workloads are transaction heavy and real time which presents a host of challenges. You will help scale our services to 100 million users and beyond. Few opportunities like this exist elsewhere. The level of impact and ownership can be understood by simply stating: we will not succeed in regards to our objectives without you. We're ok with a fully remote role, but ideally <=3 hours off from US/Pacific time.

About You

You welcome unique challenges and are more concerned with finding the right solutions that will last than you are looking for a quick fix. You are enamoured with relational databases and have worked extensively with PostgreSQL or MySQL at scale. You recognize that no solution can last forever. You are eager to disrupt traditional financial services and democratize finance for everyone. 


Some things we consider critical for this role

  • 10+ years of experience working with Relational Databases
  • Deep understanding of database architecture. You are going to teach us things we never knew were possible
  • Experience with storage performance and stability with transaction heavy workloads
  • Ability to dive into database specifics as well as look at the broader architecture
  • Willingness to mentor high growth engineers


Bonus Points

  • Open source contributions to PostgreSQL or MySQL
  • Prior experience scaling databases at high growth startups
  • Experience with a wide variety of database technologies


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.