Software Engineer Intern, RippleX (Summer 2023)

New York, NYRemote, USSan Francisco, CAToronto, Canada

Hyper Accelerating the Internet of Value

Location: Ripple is flexible-first: Ripplers have the option to work remotely, from our offices, or a combination. 

RippleX supports one of the world's fastest, most sustainable, and consistently reliable blockchains - the XRP Ledger. (Fun fact: it's been carbon neutral for over two years now!)

We're focused on helping others to solve their own problems using the XRPL. For example:

  • We've written intuitive libraries for developers to easily send money through their apps. 
  • We've contributed specs to the open source ledger to handle new use cases like NFTs. 
  • We're creating a toolkit for people to spin up their own "sidechain" networks to experiment with.
  • We're enabling blockchain infrastructure that is supported by RippleX and owned by everyone.

All in all, we're about making it easier to tap into the power of instant decentralized payments by providing infrastructure, tools, and support for developers to build on the XRPL.

We are seeking software engineering (computer science) co-ops who match our beliefs in the power of this technology. 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.

 

WHAT YOU'LL WORK ON: (Based on skills and interest)

  • Building developer-friendly libraries to make it easy to use and understand the XRP Ledger (using languages like Python and JavaScript)
  • Helping to create a webapp used by central banks to issue and manage their own digital currencies (React)
  • Making an open source Slack bot to monitor the ledger and notify people about important events (TypeScript)
  • Implementing tools to help new developers quickly ramp-up and leverage the XRPL's capabilities

Note: These are potential projects - you don't need to know every language listed.

 

WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR:

    • You are currently in a Bachelors or Masters program in Computer Science, Engineering or similar 
    • You've worked on open source projects, developer platforms, and/or API-driven software
    • You're experienced working with any of TypeScript/JavaScript, Java, Python, or C++
    • You're excited to learn about blockchains and how to make the ecosystem better
    • You look to solve problems with simple solutions, rather than technically perfect ones

 

WHAT WE OFFER INTERNS:

We’re looking to increase what we already offer, but you can expect

    • Competitive regional hourly pay
    • 1:1 Mentoring
    • Dedicated "buddy"- we'll partner you with someone at Ripple who will act as friend, advocate, liason, guide and so much more!
    • Social and professional development events (In-person and virtual)
    • Ripple offers lunches twice a week for non-remote employees
    • On that note, Ripple has a very flexible remote policy - You get the choice of where you work from.
    • The chance to work 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
    • Weekly company meeting - ask me anything style discussion with our Leadership Team
    • Design laptop, software and headphones (on loan)
 
 
 
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WHO WE ARE:

Ripple is doing for value what the internet did for information: enabling its instant and seamless flow around the world. We call this the Internet of Value (IoV). Using blockchain and cryptocurrency technology, Ripple is dedicated to creating powerful gains in financial efficiency, equity and inclusion. In addition, Ripple is developing and enabling the future use cases that will catalyze the new digital economy for governments, businesses and consumers.

Ripple has offices in Bangalore, Dubai, Dublin, London, Miami, Mumbai, New York, Reykjavík, San Francisco, São Paulo, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, Toronto, and Washington, D.C.

WHAT WE OFFER – The resources and support to be your best at work and beyond:

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 remotely, from our offices, or a combination of the two within the 11 countries we are located around the world.
  • 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 off-sites, team bonding activities, happy hours and more!

Take Control of Your Finances

  • Competitive salary, bonuses, and equity
  • Bonus Flexibility Program: Participants in the Corporate Bonus Plan have the option to elect to receive their annual bonus in cash, equity or XRP, or a combination.
  • 100% paid medical and dental and 95% paid vision insurance for employees starting on your first day
  • 401k (with match) 
  • Commuter benefits
  • 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
  • Flexible 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.