Job Description


As a Staff Platform Engineer, you will play a critical role helping to advance Ripple's production infrastructure and release pipelines. Infrastructure Engineers at Ripple are a hybrid of systems and software engineers who support the design and lifecycle of our hosted products. You will work closely with product engineers to support their infrastructure needs, ideally in a self-service environment.


  • Build and provide platform features for compute, authentication, service discovery and calls, observability and redundancy
  • Lead architectural approaches with the right tradeoffs between scale, cost and maintenance
  • Coach junior engineers about design, development, testing and deployment best practices
  • Deploy and maintain Ripples multi-region, multi-provider service platforms (with an emphasis on security and resiliency)
  • Develop tools for automation, monitoring, and instrumentation to reduce operational friction and increase engineering efficiency
  • Create and automate new and existing platform and application lifecycle services, leveraging data to converge on declared states with minimal human interaction
  • Propose scaleable, maintainable and cost effective solutions
  • Participate in the leadership of DevOps and GitOps principles within the organization


  • Bachelors and/or Masters degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related technical discipline
  • Thinks about engineering excellence in tandem with the developer experience
  • 8+ years of relevant work experience with solid development background with Go, Python, or Java
  • Experience developing APIs and SDKs
  • Experience working with cloud infrastructures, particularly AWS
  • Experience with container schedulers and runtimes such as Docker running on Kubernetes, Rancher, or Mesos
  • Experience building deployment pipelines leveraging common CI/CD tools
  • Experience with Infrastructure-as-Code (e.g. Terraform, CloudFormation, etc.)
  • Experience with real-time telemetry and tracing tools like Prometheus
  • Strong team player with a customer service orientation and ability to forge relationships at all levels of the company and across diverse cultures
  • Have excellent communication skills written, verbal and interpersonal


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 from home, from our offices, or a combination of the two around our centers of gravity (15 global offices).
  • 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 offsites, team bonding activities, happy hours and more!

Take Control of Your Finances

  • Competitive salary, bonuses, and equity
  • Competitive benefits that cover physical and mental healthcare, retirement, family forming, and family support
  • 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
  • Generous 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 Ripple employees. For all Metaco roles, please discuss benefits with your recruiter. 

  • App Development
  • Communications Skills
  • Development
  • Python
  • Software Engineering
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