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Ripple // blockchain fintech company
Engineering, Full Time    New York City, United States    Posted: Monday, May 09, 2022
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Hyper-Accelerating the Internet of Value.

On the RippleX team at Ripple, we champion the builders of tomorrow by providing the infrastructure, tools, services, programs & support for creation on one of the worlds fastest, most sustainable & consistently reliable public blockchain - XRPL. By supporting an open community of developers, they can advance the solutions & innovation needed to allow businesses, consumers, institutions & governments to fuel the engine of a new digital economy.

RippleX operates on the belief that realizing the Internet of Value hinges on how easily new technology works for more people, & how effectively we can change the way the world operates today.

RippleX is helping more people participate in the digital economy through:

  • Practical support & capabilities to develop applications that move digital value faster & more easily
  • Empowering a community thats democratizing the digital economy 
  • The expertise of a technology company that is known for vision & pragmatism 
  • Blockchain infrastructure that is supported by RippleX & owned by everyone

We have a big vision & the ambition to match. We are seeking the same in engineers. You also see the huge potential of this technology & have the entrepreneurial spirit & technical excellence to realize the vision we have.There is a lot of work to get there but we are committed to building out the best team to achieve this.

You will be joining a team building a highly scalable & available distributed system. Performance & reliability are critical. You will be expected to do everything from architecture & design, to implementing those designs in code (C++), to testing the implementations for correctness & performance, & finally optimizing the implementations for better performance. Our open source application sits one layer above the core software that runs the XRP Ledger, & thus you will work closely with the XRP Ledger protocol & data.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design, implement, & improve new & existing RPC methods.
  • Improve the performance, availability, & efficiency of the publicly available XRP Ledger infrastructure.
  • Coordinate with internal & external teams of developers that use or want to run publicly available infrastructure.

Who Were Looking For: 

  • 5+ years of software development experience, preferably backend and/or distributed systems experience.
  • 2+ years of experience with a backend and/or systems programming language & environment. We prefer C++ experience, but any other languages will be considered (i.e. golang, Java, rust, NodeJS).
  • Experience with NoSQL & SQL databases.
  • Experience with asynchronous programming. (i.e. futures, promises, async/await syntax, etc.) and/or experience with low level concurrency. (i.e. threads, mutexes, condition_variables, etc.)

Nice to Have: 

  • Experience with Boost.Asio
  • Experience with modern C++ (c++11 or later, we use c++17)
  • Experience with Postgres and/or Cassandra
  • Experience with blockchain/DLT at the protocol level.

This role can be based in San Francisco, NYC or remote.


  • The chance to work 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
  • Competitive salary & equity
  • 100% paid medical & dental & 95% paid vision insurance for employees starting on your first day
  • 401k (with match), commuter benefits
  • Industry-leading parental leave policies
  • Generous wellness reimbursement & weekly onsite programs
  • Flexible vacation policy - work with your manager to take time off when you need it
  • Employee giving match
  • Fully-stocked kitchen with organic snacks, beverages, & coffee drinks
  • Weekly company meeting - ask me anything style discussion with our Leadership Team
  • Team outings to sports games, happy hours, game nights & more!


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, Reykjavk, Washington D.C. & Dubai.

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 preference, 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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