Senior Director, Software Engineering - Custody



Software Engineering, Sales & Business Development
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, May 22, 2024

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.

Hyper-Accelerating the Internet of Value.

We champion the builders of tomorrow by providing the infrastructure, tools, services, programs and support for creation on one of the world’s fastest, most sustainable and consistently reliable public blockchain - XRPL. By supporting an open community of developers, they can advance the solutions and innovation needed to allow businesses, consumers, institutions and governments to fuel the engine of a new digital economy.

We believe that realizing the Internet of Value hinges on how easily new technology works for more people, and how effectively we can change the way the world operates today.

We have a big vision and the ambition to match. We are seeking the same in engineering leaders. You also see the huge potential of this technology and have the entrepreneurial spirit and technical excellence to realize the vision we have. There is a lot of work to get there but we are committed to building out the best team to achieve this.

We’re looking for a results oriented hands-on engineering leader to help manage and guide teams building platforms that enable on-chain tokenization, including Stablecoins.

This position can be based in San Francisco


  • Provide technical and business leadership defining long term strategy, ensuring flawless execution building blockchain and tokenization software and systems that are scalable and reliable
  • Own and deliver the roadmaps of multiple programs while driving technical and operational excellence across the engineering organization
  • Mentor and guide the professional and technical development of your team, both managers and engineers
  • Provide hands-on technical leadership
  • Encourage and drive engineering best practices
  • Collaborate with stakeholders across Ripple and in the crypto community
  • Establish team objectives and quarterly plans in alignment with business and organizational goals
  • Translate technical concepts into tailored content for different audiences including engineers, business and technical leaders
  • Scale the team by attracting and mentoring great leaders and engineers at various levels of experience


  • 10+ years of hands-on software development leadership experience, managing managers and teams of engineers.
  • Solid leadership and communication skills.
  • Hands-on experience building highly scalable distributed systems in modern technology stacks
  • Experience in building open source software and contributing to open source tooling and libraries.
  • Experience with Agile development with a focus on robust software design, scalability and security.
  • Eagerness to work openly and collaboratively with a diverse team, with a positive attitude and a passion for sharing knowledge.
  • A technical subject matter expert who provides technical leadership and shares expertise with a growing team of engineers.
  • BS in Computer Science or similar.
For positions that will be based in CA, the annual salary range for this position is below. Actual salaries may vary based on numerous factors including, among other things, an individual applicant’s experience and qualifications for the position. This range does not include equity or additional compensation, such as bonuses or commissions.
CA Annual Base Salary Range
$284,099$355,124 USD


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.
  • In-office collaboration for moments that matter is important to our culture, and we give managers and teams the flexibility to decide which 10+ days a month they come in.
  • 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

  • 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 employees.

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 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.