Staff Platform Engineer

Company: Ripple
Location: San Francisco, California, United States
Type: Full-time
Posted: 04.JUN.2021
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Summary

As a Platform Engineer, you will play a critical role helping to advance Ripple's production infrastructure and release pipelines. Platform ...

Description

As a 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 to reduce operational friction and increase engineering efficiency
  • Create solutions for unique technical challenges faced by Ripple involving PKI, secret management, geographic failover, data replication, availability, and platform resiliency
  • Create and automate new and existing platform and application lifecycle services, leveraging data to converge on declared states with minimal human interaction
  • Collaborate with product engineering to ensure code is production-ready
  • Participate in the leadership of DevOps-first principles within the organization
  • Research promising new tools and technologies, push the team to experiment and evolve
  • Participate in a robust and fair on-call framework
What We're Looking For
  • 8+ years of relevant work experience (5+ years of solid development background with Go, Python, or Java; 5+ years Experience designing and operating large scale, multi-region service platforms)
  • Experience developing APIs and SDKs
  • Experience working with cloud infrastructures, particularly AWS and GCP
  • Experience with container schedulers and runtimes such as Docker, Rkt, or OCI 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 Jager and Prometheus
  • Security awareness, with an emphasis on designing for security best practices
  • A desire to get the best out of each individual on your team while building an inclusive environment that celebrates differences.
What We Offer
  • 100% paid medical and dental and 95% paid vision insurance for employees; 65% paid for employee dependents
  • Generous Health & Wellness reimbursement program
  • Industry-leading parental leave policies
  • Flexible vacation policy - work with your manager to take time off when needed
  • Modern offices in San Francisco, London, New York and Singapore
  • Fully-stocked kitchen with organic snacks, beverages and coffee drinks (and catered lunch twice a week!)
  • Monthly team social activities like outings to sports games, happy hours, game nights and more!
  • A culture of learning and development: employees have access to professional development workshops and reimbursement for continued learning
Who We Are

Ripple provides one frictionless experience to send money globally using the power of blockchain. By joining Ripple's growing, global network (RippleNet), financial institutions can process their customers' payments anywhere in the world instantly, reliably and cost-effectively. Banks and payment providers can use the digital asset XRP to further reduce their costs and access new markets.

With offices in San Francisco, New York, London, Mumbai, Singapore, São Paulo, Reykjavík, Washington D.C. and Dubai, Ripple has more than 300 customers around the world.

Learn more about engineering at Ripple by visiting our blog, "Get Technical."

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.

 
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