Robinhood is hiring a

Head of Information Security

Palo Alto, United States

About Robinhood:

Robinhood is making the best financial tools available and accessible to everyone. Since our public launch in 2015, we’ve cemented our position as the fastest-growing brokerage ever — our one million customers have transacted over $12 billion and saved over $100 million in commission fees. Robinhood has been recognized with the Apple Design Award, the Google Material Design Award, and named Fast Company’s 11th Most Innovative Company in the World.

We’re backed by well-known investors such as NEA, Index Ventures, Ribbit Capital, a16z, Google Ventures, as well as individuals such as Jared Leto, Ashton Kutcher, John Legend, Snoop Dogg, Nas, and Linkin Park.

Robinhood is seeking to hire a Head of Information Security to join our hybrid tech operations team. As we grow you’ll be responsible for Robinhood's overall security posture and for building and managing a team of security engineers. This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced security professional searching for a role that provides opportunities for hands-on security work, as well as management and strategic decision making.

As Head of Information Security you’ll:

  • Be responsible for the overall security posture of Robinhood
  • Hire and lead a team of security engineers
  • Manage our bug bounty program
  • Assist with audit and development of security critical code
  • Patch existing systems for new vulnerabilities and keep our systems up to date
  • Monitor and evaluate security controls throughout the business
  • Help implement and maintain intrusion detection systems (OS and network)
  • Write new security software tools/frameworks/scanners to make secure software development better at Robinhood

Some things we consider critical to being Head of Information Security:

  • Bachelors or equivalent 4 year degree
  • 4+ years of experience as a Security Researcher or Engineer or in information security leadership
  • Strong foundation in computer and network security, authentication, security protocols and applied cryptography
  • Experience in web app security, vulnerability research, and penetration testing
  • Knowledge of network-based and system-level attacks and mitigation methods
  • Familiarity with at least some of the following: Python, Go, Obj-C, C, bash
  • Familiarity with log formats and intrusion detection systems for Linux based systems



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