Senior Data Engineer

San Francisco, CA, United States

Full Time Senior-level / Expert
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Ripple is the world’s only enterprise blockchain solution for global payments. Today the world sends more than $155 trillion across borders, however, the underlying infrastructure is dated and flawed. Ripple solves this problem. We connect banks, payment providers, corporations, and digital asset exchanges via RippleNet to provide one frictionless experience to send money globally. Ripple’s distributed financial technology outperforms today’s banking infrastructure by driving down costs, increasing processing speeds and delivering end-to-end visibility into payment fees, timing and delivery.

Ripple is growing rapidly and we are looking for a results-oriented and passionate Senior Software Engineer, Data to help build our data platform. This platform enables everyone in the company to make data driven strategic decisions.

Ideal candidates will have demonstrated technical excellence in designing, building and delivering reliable tools and abstractions used by other engineers and data scientists. They should have a passion for the craft of software engineering and take pride in applying those skills to data challenges. They should enjoy close collaboration with business domain experts and thrive on building broadly applicable solutions.


  • Deliver a highly scalable data platform with an emphasis on resilience, observability, and agility
  • Build foundational systems, services and frameworks that allow users to focus on business logic
  • Develop frameworks to ensure the delivery of high-quality data and analysis to stakeholders
  • Integrate with other Ripple products/applications for data needs
  • Collaborate with Ripple’s technical operations team to leverage company wide platform for data specific challenges


  • 5+ years of experience in software engineering, ideally involving data oriented applications
  • Proficient in two of the following: SQL, Python, Java
  • Experience building tools on cloud data services (e.g. BigQuery, Dataflow)
  • Experience with modern software delivery for data applications, including infrastructure as code, testing, continuous integration and continuous delivery using tools like Docker, Kubernetes and Terraform
  • Familiarity with data security, management, and governance
  • A collaborative coder, comfortable with Git and code reviews 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Attention to detail and a commitment to excellence


  • 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 and make an impact
  • Competitive salary and equity
  • 100% paid medical and dental and 95% paid vision insurance for employees starting on your first day
  • 401k (with match), commuter benefits
  • Industry-leading parental leave policies
  • Generous wellness reimbursement and 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 Francisco’s Financial District
  • Fully-stocked kitchen with organic snacks, beverages, and coffee drinks
  • Weekly company meeting - ask me anything style discussion with our Leadership Team
  • Team outings to sports games, happy hours, game nights and more!


Ripple is doing for value what the internet did for information: enabling its instant and seamless flow around the world. We call this the Internet of Value (IoV). Using blockchain and cryptocurrency technology, Ripple is dedicated to creating powerful gains in financial efficiency, equity and inclusion. In addition, Ripple is developing and enabling the future use cases that will catalyze the new digital economy for governments, businesses and consumers.

Ripple has offices in San Francisco (HQ), New York, London, Mumbai, Singapore, São Paulo, Reykjavík, Washington D.C. and Dubai.

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 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.   Please find our UK/EU applicant privacy notice here.
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