Staff Platform Engineer

Ripple - San Francisco, CA3.2

Full-timeEstimated: $120,000 - $160,000 a year
As a Staff Platform Engineer, you will play a critical role helping to advance Ripple's production infrastructure and release pipelines. Platform 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 provide guidance, automation, and development of platform features.

What you'll do:
  • Architect, deploy, and maintain Ripple's multi-region, multi-provider service platforms (with an emphasis on security and resiliency)
  • Design and develop tools for automation, monitoring and instrumentation
  • Create solutions for unique technical challenges faced by Ripple involving PKI, secret management, geographic failover and data replication
  • Collaborate with product engineering to ensure code is production-ready
  • Research promising new tools and technologies - push the team to experiment and evolve
  • Participate in a robust and fair on-call framework
What you might look like:
  • Solid development background with Go, Python, Java, or C++
  • Experience designing and operating large scale, multi-region service platforms
  • Experience developing APIs and SDKs
  • Experience working with cloud infrastructures, particularly AWS
  • Experience with Infrastructure-as-Code (e.g. Terraform, CloudFormation, etc)
  • Comfortable troubleshooting Raft, SSTable, and job scheduling issues
  • Unwilling to show fear when confronted with the JVM
  • Security awareness, with an emphasis on designing for security best practices
  • 7-10+ years experience working in Technical Operations / DevOps / System Administration
  • A desire to get the best out of everyone on their team
  • Startup experience a big plus
What we offer:
  • Competitive salary and equity
  • 100% paid medical and dental and 95% paid vision insurance for employees; 65% paid for employee dependents
  • Generous Health & Wellness program
  • Industry-leading maternity & paternity leave policies
  • Flexible vacation policy- work with your manager to take time off when you need
  • Modern office in San Francisco's Financial District
  • Fully-stocked kitchen with organic snacks, beverages and coffee drinks
  • Bi-weekly lunches, breakfasts and optional gourmet dinners
  • Monthly team outings to sports games, happy hours, game nights and more
  • A learning environment where you can dive deep into the latest technologies and make an impact