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Ripple is looking for an engineering leader to help manage & guide the Data Infrastructure team to drive the company building scalable & self-serve Data infrastructure. As the Senior Software Engineering Manager, you will lead the effort to enable Ripple to democratize data by developing a self-serving data infrastructure.


  • Manage & mentor a team of engineers responsible for designing, building, & operating our ever-growing data infrastructure
  • Establish team objectives in alignment with business goals
  • Work closely with engineering leaders to identify bottlenecks in our existing data infrastructure & guide the team in improving & scaling it; ensure that technical decisions support our quality, performance, scalability, reliability, availability, & security goals
  • Support our analytics, data science, & ML teams
  • Build systems & services that abstract the engines & will allow the users to focus on business & application logic via higher-level programming models
  • Improve & maintain data pipelines & tools to keep pace with the growth of our data & its consumers
  • Identify & analyze requirements & use cases from multiple internal teams (including finance, compliance, analytics, data science, & engineering, ML); work with other technical leads to design solutions for the requirements.
  • Mentor & guide the professional & technical development of your team; develop their careers by assigning them to projects tailored to their skills, personalities, work styles, & goals
  • Instill a spirit of continuous improvement in the teams code, architecture, & processes
  • Work with your team & customers to sketch out the companys vision for a data services architecture


  • 10+ years of software infrastructure experience
  • 3+ years as a people leader & a technical leader
  • Deep experience with distributed systems, distributed data stores, data pipelines, & other tools in cloud services environments (e.g. AWS, GCP)
  • Experience with building & managing API & Inbound data infrastructure for data Ingestion into the data lake
  • A strong advocate of data governance & data quality
  • Experience with big data tech stack Hadoop, Spark, Hudi, etc.
  • Ability to make build versus buy decisions 
  • Experience with distributed event streaming platforms like Kafka, Flink, etc.
  • Experience with database internals, database language theories, database design, SQL & database programming
  • You have a passion for building & motivating teams to reach their potential
  • You are a strong partner to other engineering & non-engineering teams & can drive cross-functional projects forward
  • You have experience building internal infrastructure that is shared across teams
  • Solid leadership & communication skills


  • Experience with AWS or Google cloud ecosystems
  • Experience in building self-service data services
  • Crypto domain experience or interest
  • Familiarity with Kubernetes


  • The chance to work in a fast-paced startup 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!
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