Robinhood is hiring a

Head of Security Engineering

Bellevue, United States

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.

About the team + role

The Security Engineering team’s mission is to secure the business by building industry leading security infrastructure and identifying and responding to security threats. We are looking for an experienced leader to lead our security engineering organization in a fast-paced and growth oriented environment. If you eat, breathe, and drink Cybersecurity, and are passionate about leadership this may be the place for you.

As Head of Security Engineering you will lead and develop our core Security Engineering, Product Security, and Security Operations teams. You will uphold operational excellence, a high level of engineering and security maturity, and nurture a fast-paced culture focused on first-principles decision making.

The role is located in the office location(s) listed on this job description which will align with our in-office working environment. Please connect with your recruiter for more information regarding our in-office philosophy and expectations.

What you’ll do

  • Own and deliver on the vision for security platform strategy for all of Robinhood.
  • Enable and lead teams to innovate and develop strong security programs and overall strategies within the domains of Cloud Security, Identity Access Management, Security Operations, and Product Security.
  • Provide technical leadership of Security products from conception to operation, ensuring they are built to the highest quality standards.
  • Understand and maintain knowledge of emerging security technologies and their applicability within our highly-regulated business.
  • Collaborate closely with other teams to ensure that security is a core consideration with all decisions, and influence alignment with cross-organizational leadership.
  • Nurture an engineering team focused on impact, fostering a culture of collaboration, trust, ownership, and open communication.
  • Create a high-performance team through delivery of clear performance expectations and continuous feedback, while setting a strong bar for engineering standards, and high quality decision making,
  • Develop and manage an organization focused on data-driven decisions, operational excellence, and engineering rigor, while enforcing highly effective security controls.

What you bring

  • 10+ years of experience leading security engineering and operations departments.
  • 5+ years of experience with securing AWS and/or GCP cloud environments.
  • Proven experience in successfully building and leading mission-critical teams.
  • Experience navigating complex global regulatory environments for financial services and blockchain technology
  • Strong technical skills and a willingness to dive deeply into details.
  • Experience developing, managing, and evaluating managerial talent.
  • Demonstrated experience working with regulatory bodies, executive leadership, and developing strong partner team relationships.
  • Domain expertise in two or more security specializations (Product Security, Cloud Security, Security Operations, EIAM, Cryptography, etc.)

What we offer

  • Market competitive and pay equity-focused compensation structure
  • 100% paid health insurance for employees with 90% coverage for dependents
  • Annual lifestyle wallet for personal wellness, learning and development, and more!
  • Lifetime maximum benefit for family forming and fertility benefits
  • Dedicated mental health support for employees and eligible dependents
  • Generous time away including company holidays, paid time off, sick time, parental leave, and more!
  • Lively office environment with catered meals, fully stocked kitchens, and geo-specific commuter benefits

Base pay for the successful applicant will depend on a variety of job-related factors, which may include education, training, experience, location, business needs, or market demands. The expected salary range for this role is based on the location where the work will be performed and is aligned to one of 3 compensation zones. This role is also eligible to participate in a Robinhood bonus plan and Robinhood’s equity plan. For other locations not listed, compensation can be discussed with your recruiter during the interview process.

Zone 1 (Menlo Park, CA; New York, NY; Bellevue, WA; Washington, DC)
$278,000$327,000 USD
Zone 2 (Denver, CO; Westlake, TX; Chicago, IL)
$278,000$327,000 USD
Zone 3 (Lake Mary, FL)
$278,000$327,000 USD

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.

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