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Staff Software Engineer, RippleNet Payments

Ripple, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Enabling the world to move value like it moves information today


Ripple’s mission is to move value as easily as information moves today. We are building this “Internet of Value” by connecting traditional financial entities like banks, payment providers, and corporations with emerging blockchain technologies and end-users to build an inclusive financial future. The RippleNet Payments team is at the forefront of delivering on this vision. We are revolutionizing the $155 trillion cross border payments market by leveraging digital assets to implement a faster, cheaper and more reliable cross border payments platform. 

We are looking for Software Engineers passionate about solving challenging problems in the cross-border payments space. We are passionate about the growth of our engineers and place a premium on career development. You will have a high degree of accountability and responsibility from Day 1. 

WHAT YOU’LL DO:

  • Be an entrepreneurial builder, working up and down the stack, mixing software  engineering, data engineering, and distributed systems knowledge to build modern enterprise payment applications.
  • Build reliable, high-throughput, low-latency microservices to power seamless cross border transactions.
  • Participate in the full software development lifecycle by gathering requirements, leveraging sound software design principles, and ensuring operational excellence with unit & integration testing
  • Work with teams across the organization, including product, legal, and business development to think beyond the technical implications of your design decisions
  • Continuously raise our standard of engineering excellence by implementing and driving best practices for coding, testing, and deployment
  • Proactively identify customer and infrastructure pain points and drive corresponding solutions.
  • Mentor and support growth of junior engineers.
  • Contribute to hiring plans and long term team strategy.

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR:

  • 8+ years of hands-on Software Development experience on large scale distributed systems, with the last 5-7+ years in Java or similar (Go, Python) and 2+ years experience working as a tech lead
  • Experience in building transactional systems backed by modern persistence technologies (Aurora, DynamoDB etc.)
  • Experience with Agile development of distributed services, with a focus on robust software design, scalability and security.
  • Experience building and deploying containerized applications into modern distributed computing environments (Kubernetes, Nomad etc.)
  • Experience driving long-term cross team engineering initiatives
  • Eagerness to work openly and collaboratively with a diverse team
  • Ability to encourage and drive engineering best practices
  • A positive attitude and a passion for sharing knowledge
  • BS in Computer Science or similar

WHO WE ARE:

Ripple is doing for value what the internet did for information: enabling its instant and seamless flow around the world. We call this the Internet of Value (IoV). Using blockchain and cryptocurrency technology, Ripple is dedicated to creating powerful gains in financial efficiency, equity and inclusion. In addition, Ripple is developing and enabling the future use cases that will catalyze the new digital economy for governments, businesses and consumers.

Ripple has offices in San Francisco (HQ), New York, London, Mumbai, Singapore, São Paulo, Toronto, Reykjavík, Washington D.C. and Dubai.

WHAT WE OFFER – The resources and support to be your best at work and beyond:

Do Your Best Work

  • The opportunity to build in a fast-paced start-up environment with experienced industry leaders
  • A learning environment where you can dive deep into the latest technologies and make an impact.  A professional development budget to support other modes of learning.
  • Thrive in an environment where no matter what race, ethnicity, gender, origin, or culture they identify with, every employee is a respected, valued, and empowered part of the team.
  • Ripple is Flexible First: you have the option to work remotely, from our offices, or a combination of the two within the 11 countries we are located around the world.
  • Weekly all-company meeting - business updates and ask me anything style discussion with our Leadership Team
  • We come together for moments that matter which include team off-sites, team bonding activities, happy hours and more!

Take Control of Your Finances

  • Competitive salary, bonuses, and equity
  • Bonus Flexibility Program: Participants in the Corporate Bonus Plan have the option to elect to receive their annual bonus in cash, equity or XRP, or a combination.
  • 100% paid medical and dental and 95% paid vision insurance for employees starting on your first day
  • 401k (with match) 
  • Commuter benefits
  • Employee giving match
  • Mobile phone stipend

Take Care of Yourself

  • Twice a quarter R&R days so you can rest and recharge
  • Generous wellness reimbursement and weekly onsite & virtual programming
  • Flexible vacation policy - work with your manager to take time off when you need it
  • Industry-leading parental leave policies. Family planning benefits.
  • Catered lunches, fully-stocked kitchens with premium snacks/beverages, and plenty of fun events

Benefits listed above are for full-time employees. Interns - please discuss benefits with your recruiter.


Ripple is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We’re committed to building a diverse and inclusive team. We do not discriminate against qualified employees or applicants because of race, color, religion, gender identity, sex, sexual identity, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, military status, or any other characteristic protected by local law or ordinance.
 

About Ripple

Overview Ripple provides one frictionless experience to send money globally using the power of blockchain. By joining Ripple’s growing, global network, financial institutions can process their customers’ payments anywhere in the world instantly, reliably and cost-effectively. Banks and payment providers can use the digital asset XRP to further reduce their costs and access new markets. With offices in San Francisco, New York, London, Sydney, India, Singapore and Luxembourg, Ripple has more than 100 customers around the world.

Want to learn more about Ripple? Visit Ripple's website.