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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


  • 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
  • Modern office in San Franciscos Financial District
  • 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 flexible-first: Ripplers have the option to work remotely, from our offices, or a combination.

Ripple is flexible-first: Ripplers have the option to work remotely, from our offices, or a combination.


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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