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This position can be located in Toronto, New York City, San Francisco, Miami, or Remote in the United States.

The Platform Engineering team at Ripple is a cross-functional Software Engineering & Operations team with involvement at all phases of our application & service release lifecycle that embraces the DevOps & GitOps principles of collaboration & integration.

As a Senior Staff Platform Engineer, you will be responsible for design & implementation of the production services, applications & platform components that comprise our backend. In this role you have the opportunity to leverage your technical skills in distributed systems, design & software development & to provide best-practices guidance for a novel new business that is based on Blockchain technology & moving billions of dollars globally.


  • Work closely with operations & software engineering teams to design & implement scalable & high-performance solutions for our platform-as-a-service & internal management tools
  • Architect & develop tools for automation, monitoring, & instrumentation to reduce operational friction & increase engineering efficiency
  • Create solutions for unique technical challenges faced by Ripple involving PKI, secret management, geographic failover, data replication, availability, & platform resiliency
  • Create & automate new & existing platform & application lifecycle services, leveraging data to converge on declared states with minimal human interaction
  • Participate in the leadership of DevOps & GitOps principles within the organization
  • Research promising new tools & technologies, push the team to experiment & evolve


  • Bachelors and/or Masters degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related technical discipline
  • 10+ years of relevant work experience (8+ years of solid development background with Go, Python, or Java; 5+ years Experience designing & operating large scale, multi-region service platforms with emphasis on security)
  • Extensive experience working with cloud infrastructures, particularly AWS & GCP
  • Experience with container schedulers & runtimes such as Docker, or OCI running on Kubernetes, Rancher, or Mesos
  • Experience with service mesh (Istio, Linkerd, etc.)
  • Experience in designing & building deployment pipelines leveraging common CI/CD tools
  • Experience with Infrastructure-as-Code (e.g. Terraform, CloudFormation, etc.)
  • Experience with autoscaling, multi-cluster & Multi-AZ redundancy, log & application tracing (Jaeger, ELK, etc.)
  • A desire to get the best out of each individual on your team while building an inclusive environment that celebrates differences
  • Excellent organizational skills required to adapt to a constantly changing technical environment
  • Have excellent communication skills written, verbal & interpersonal


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

Ripple has offices in San Francisco (HQ), New York, London, Mumbai, Singapore, So Paulo, Toronto, Reykjavk, Washington D.C. & Dubai.

WHAT WE OFFER The resources & support to be your best at work & 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 & 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, & 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 & 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 & more!

Take Control of Your Finances

  • Competitive salary, bonuses, & 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 & dental & 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 & recharge
  • Generous wellness reimbursement & 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, & 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. Were committed to building a diverse & 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.
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