Senior Software Engineer
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’s mission is to enable payments every way, everywhere for everyone. We believe connecting traditional financial entities like banks, payment providers and corporations with emerging blockchain technologies and users is the path to an open, decentralized, and more inclusive financial future. This Internet of Value gives any internet-enabled person, application or device access to financial services that are transparent, fast, reliable, and cheap. Delivering this vision is a challenge of massive scale spanning $155 trillion in annual cross border fiat payments and the $1.5 trillion market of digital assets that has grown 10X in the last year.
We are looking for performance engineers to join a growing team that is in charge of performance, scalability and reliability of the XRPL network. You will work closely with developers, scientists, devOps and other members in the performance team to gain deep knowledge on software’s design; use cases and its data flow, model realistic load profiles and conduct comprehensive performance testing and tuning on products and features we deliver as a team to the XRPL community. The ideal candidate should have a strong CS background, be passionate about problem solving, possess strong analytical and logical thinking skills and be very detail oriented.
WHAT YOU’LL DO:
- Work with teams across the organization in acquiring performance requirements and load forecast metrics
- Participate in the full software development lifecycle, from software design and requirements gathering to iterative performance testing
- Work with the development team to understand feature details and call flows in order to design realistic performance testing load model and test data shapes
- Develop comprehensive load simulators and all necessaries tools required for the testing
WHAT YOU'LL BRING:
- Bachelor’s degree or higher in Software Engineering, Computer Science, or equivalent industry experience
- 2+ years of experience in software performance engineering or software engineering field with a focus on performance and scalability
- 5+ years of experience in software industry
- Experience with Apache JMeter or other load testing tool(s), working knowledge of Python or other scripting languages
- Working knowledge with at least one Object-Oriented programming language.
- Excellent communication skills in both verbal and written
- Intellectually curious; hyper focused; problem driven and persistent - you are not easily satisfied with hypothetical explanation but driven in digging out the root cause
- You thrive on autonomy, responsibility and owning your work, end to end
- A positive attitude and a passion for sharing knowledge within your team and organization
- Attention to detail and a commitment to excellence
WHO WE ARE:
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.
- Ripple is Flexible First: you have the option to work from home, from our offices, or a combination of the two around our centers of gravity (15 global offices).
- 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
- Twice a quarter 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 Ripple employees. For all Metaco roles, please discuss benefits with your recruiter.