Director of Internal Audit
Engineering & Security
Updated on 12/6/2023

1,001-5,000 employees

Accessible, affordable trading and investment platform.
Company Overview
Robinhood is a pioneering financial services company that democratizes finance by offering accessible and affordable trading services to all, regardless of wealth or industry knowledge. The company's competitive advantage lies in its intuitive platform, which simplifies trading and investing in stocks, options, and cryptocurrencies, and its commitment to inclusivity, which breaks down traditional barriers in the financial industry. As an industry leader, Robinhood is recognized for its technical innovation, including its proprietary clearing system, and its commitment to transparency and customer empowerment.

Company Stage


Total Funding





West Menlo Park, California

Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth

Remote in USA • Menlo Park, CA, USA • New York, NY, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Data Science
Product Design
IT & Security
  • Master’s degree in a relevant field of study (e.g. Computer Science, Information Systems, Data Science or Computer Engineering)
  • 10+ years of technology auditing experience, including IT and Operations auditing, risk management, IT Compliance, Information Security, or software development
  • Financial Services knowledge and financial product knowledge is preferred
  • Ability to partner with business, engineering, data and product teams to strengthen controls environment using automated techniques
  • Experience in end-to-end project management, system evaluation, and cross-functional collaboration
  • Experience with information system lifecycle processes, including source code management, continuous integration, scalable architecture concepts, and decentralized software development governance.
  • Deep understanding of infrastructure components and corresponding relevant risk mitigation techniques.
  • Audit experience related to systems reliability, cloud computing, software development processes, database design, setup and administration, product design and configuration of complex financial and regulatory requirements with systems
  • Experience assessing environments for privacy/security risk using privacy/security fundamentals (i.e., cookies, encryption, anonymization, perimeter defense, etc.)
  • Experience auditing Cyber and Cloud Computing/AWS, data privacy, business continuity planning and disaster recovery
  • Experience conducting audits using frameworks such as COBIT, ITIL, ISO, IT General Controls (ITGC), NIST, GDPR, NYDFS and/or other industry standard control frameworks to document and assess Cybersecurity & IT processes.
  • CISA, CISSP, CRISC, CDPSE or CISM certifications
  • Assist Audit leadership with the development of the Internal Audit plan and the overall strategic direction of the Internal Audit program
  • Be accountable for the achievement of Internal Audit objectives as they align to the internal audit strategy and company OKRs
  • Be responsible for the execution of end-to-end audit procedures in the audit lifecycle: plan and lead audits to assess controls and processes in the areas of Engineering and Security, incl. audit planning, execution, reporting and remediation validation
  • Conclude on audit results and present ratings and recommendations to senior management, C-Team members and the Audit Committee as needed.
  • Lead the discussion on  enterprise-wide topics to various levels of management within Security & Engineering. Influence management to act on recommendations to strengthen the control environment and make process improvements.
  • Establish and manage relationships with senior leaders and risk partners. Share perspectives including industry best practices, audit standards, regulatory requirements and global impact with key stakeholders.
  • Support the creation of reports and presentations for the department, Robinhood entities, Audit Committee, regulators and external auditors.
  • Partner on continuous development and enhancement of the Audit practice to align with the overall objective and goals of the Audit function (including development of frameworks, metrics, procedures, partnerships, communications and training programs).
  • Participate in special projects and perform other duties as assigned.
Desired Qualifications
  • Financial Services knowledge and financial product knowledge
  • Experience with automated techniques to strengthen controls environment
  • Experience with decentralized software development governance
  • Experience in assessing environments for privacy/security risk
  • Experience with frameworks such as COBIT, ITIL, ISO, IT General Controls (ITGC), NIST, GDPR, NYDFS and/or other industry standard control frameworks
  • CISA, CISSP, CRISC, CDPSE or CISM certifications