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Senior Software Engineer



Software Engineering
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 9, 2024

At Ripple, we’re building a world where value moves like information does today. It’s big, it’s bold, and we’re already doing it. Through our crypto solutions for financial institutions, businesses, governments and developers, we are improving the global financial system and creating greater economic fairness and opportunity for more people, in more places around the world. And we get to do the best work of our career and grow our skills surrounded by colleagues who have our backs.

If you’re ready to see your impact and unlock incredible career growth opportunities, join us, and build real world value.

Build software applications to determine and deliver optional liquidity for customers in a cost-effective, robust and scalable manner. Prototype and implement new solutions for software problems. Work with applied scientists and machine learning engineers to build software solutions that power our liquidity services at scale. Participate in the full software development lifecycle, from software design and requirements gathering to unit and integration testing. Build enterprise, distributed payment applications that execute settlement within seconds to enable the Internet of Value (IoV). Work with teams across the organization, including product, design, marketing, integrations, ops, customer success, and legal. Be a technical subject matter expert, provide technical leadership and share expertise with a growing team of engineers. Continuously raise our standard of engineering excellence by implementing and drive best practices for coding, testing, and deployment.

Telecommuting permitted 100% per week – may live anywhere in the U.S.

40 hrs./week, Mon-Fri, 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.


Must have a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related field plus 5 years of post-baccalaureate progressive software development experience; or a Master’s degree in Computer Science or a related field plus 3 years of software development experience.

Of the required experience must have 3 years of experience in each of the following technologies (which may be gained concurrently):

  • Java language or similar (Typescript, Golang, Scala, Rust, or Python)
  • Relational database technologies (Postgres or MySQL)
  • Message Queuing technologies (Kinesis, Rabbit MQ or Kafka)
  • CI/CD tools (Jenkins or Gitlab)
  • API design principles (REST/JSON or GRPC)
  • DevOps and Infrastructure experience (Kubernetes or Docker)
  • Source control tools (Git)

Of the required experience, must have 2 years of experience in each of the following (which may be gained concurrently):

  • Building scalable and performant enterprise software
  • Building transactional systems backed by an RDBMS or noSQL solutions
  • Experience building and deploying containerized applications into modern distributed computing environments using Kubernetes or Nomad


For positions that will be based in CA, the annual salary range for this position is below. Actual salaries may vary based on numerous factors including, among other things, an individual applicant’s experience and qualifications for the position. This range does not include equity or additional compensation, such as bonuses or commissions.
CA Annual Base Salary Range
$215,197$215,397 USD


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.
  • In-office collaboration for moments that matter is important to our culture, and we give managers and teams the flexibility to decide which 10+ days a month they come in.
  • 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

  • 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 employees.

Ripple is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We’re committed to building a diverse and 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.