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Ripple Trading and Markets Director



London, UK
Posted on Thursday, June 13, 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.


Ripple is growing, and we’re looking for exceptional individuals to help build and oversee the largest digital asset trading unit and DeFi ecosystem in crypto. This candidate will report into the EMEA Head of Trading and Markets to help with the growth and operational excellence of Ripple's trading unit, managing organic and inorganic and addressing the liquidity requisites integral to our success. The ideal candidate for this role should have a proven track record of scaling traditional financial businesses effectively. They should possess executive presence to engage successfully with high-level leaders. Additionally, they must have a thorough understanding of technology, blockchain, and financial markets, along with strong analytical skills in these areas.


  • Strategic Execution: Develop and implement a comprehensive strategy for Ripple’s digital asset trading vertical, focusing on liquidity provision, automated market-making, and servicing firm-wide liquidity through innovative trading solutions
  • Management Reporting: Handle management processes around reporting, budgets, target planning, continuity planning, resiliency, compliance etc.
  • Principal Investments: Drive principal investments in key infrastructure projects to enhance the firm's capabilities and de-risk firmwide dependencies through thought leadership, relationship building, identifying prospects and taking deals to completion
  • Balance Sheet Optimization: Help develop infrastructure and processes for active balance sheet trades in Digital and FIAT assets, including, derivatives, lending and on-chain liquidity seeding and market-making.
  • Risk Management Solutions: Design and implement customized risk management strategies to mitigate counterparty or financial risks across the firm.
  • Market Expansion: Assist the team with Ripple’s penetration into DeFi and Stablecoins from a markets and trading perspective, navigating the complexities of a highly regulated landscape.
  • Partnership Building: Build, cultivate and maintain strategic partnerships with key financial institutions in the crypto trading and infrastructure landscape. Maximize benefits of partnerships over their lifespan
  • Cross-functional Leadership: Forge collaborative partnerships with cross-functional teams to ensure seamless integration with Ripple's product offerings, alongside establishing the requisite legal and compliance frameworks. Own and account for delivery regardless of functional span


  • Educational Background: Advanced Degree in economics, statistics, physics, applied math, or related field preferred
  • Professional Experience: 12+ years of experience in the financial industry and a minimum of 5 years experience in trading departments, experience in institutional DeFi or launching new products in crypto markets
  • Market Expertise: Deep understanding of financial markets products, including derivatives, credit structuring, and know-how of illiquid markets
  • Crypto Experience: Inner workings across crypto infrastructure players, protocols and dApps (on-ramps/off-ramps, banking networks, stablecoins, lending/borrowing, exchanges, wallets, DeFi liquidity, custodians, prime brokers and payment providers)
  • Decision Making: Decisiveness with the ability to process complicated information quickly and accurately under pressure
  • Risk, Governance and Compliance: Strong understanding of operational risk, compliance, and appropriate regulations (preferably experience in running or creating governance frameworks for institutions at a large scale)
  • Soft skills: Excellent documentation, communication, problem-solving, and cross-functional collaboration skills

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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.