Senior Staff Platform Engineer At Ripple

Senior Staff Platform Engineer at Ripple

The Platform Engineering team at Ripple is a cross-functional Software Engineering and Operations team with involvement at all phases of our application and service release lifecycle that embraces the DevOps and GitOps principles of collaboration and integration.
As a Senior Staff Platform Engineer, you will be responsible for design and implementation of the production services, applications and platform components that comprise our backend. In this role you have the opportunity to leverage your technical skills in distributed systems, design and software development and to provide best-practices guidance for a novel new business that is based on Blockchain technology and moving billions of dollars globally.
This position can be based in Toronto, San Francisco, New York, or remote based in North America or Ontario.
WHAT YOU’LL DO

Work closely with operations and software engineering teams to design and implement scalable and high-performance solutions for our platform-as-a-service and internal management tools
Architect 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
Participate in the leadership of DevOps and GitOps principles within the organization
Research promising new tools and technologies, push the team to experiment and evolve

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR

Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related technical discipline
10+ years of relevant work experience (8+ years of solid development background with Go, Python, or Java; 5+ years Experience designing and operating large scale, multi-region service platforms with emphasis on security)
Extensive experience working with cloud infrastructures, particularly AWS and GCP
Experience with container schedulers and runtimes such as Docker, or OCI running on Kubernetes, Rancher, or Mesos
Experience with service mesh (Istio, Linkerd, etc.)
Experience in designing and building deployment pipelines leveraging common CI/CD tools
Experience with Infrastructure-as-Code (e.g. Terraform, CloudFormation, etc.)
Experience with autoscaling, multi-cluster and Multi-AZ redundancy, log and application tracing (Jaeger, ELK, etc.)
A desire to get the best out of each individual on your team while building an inclusive environment that celebrates differences
Excellent organizational skills required to adapt to a constantly changing technical environment
Have excellent communication skills – written, verbal and interpersonal

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