Staff Data Engineer

Toronto, Canada

Please note this is for Toronto, Canada. You only need to apply to one location if there are multiple listed for the job.

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.


RippleX supports and contributes to the XRP Ledger, the world’s fastest, most sustainable, and consistently reliable blockchain — it's been carbon neutral for over two years! Our focus is on empowering others to leverage the XRPL to solve their challenges, whether that’s through building user-friendly libraries dapp-based money transfers, contributing specifications for emerging needs like AMMs and NFTs, building a toolkit for custom "sidechain" networks, or democratizing blockchain infrastructure. Our mission: simplify access to instant decentralized payments by offering infrastructure, tools, and developer support for XRPL innovation.

We are seeking a staff data engineer who match our beliefs in the power of this technology. You see the huge potential of this technology and also 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.


  • Lead designing and implementing scalable data ingestion systems for various analytics, ML/AI solutions, and both internal and external customer facing data-centric features, which includes ingestion of structured and unstructured data, on-chain and off-chain data
  • Analyze complex data flows and dependencies, and design and implement data models for optimal storage and retrieval processes
  • Design and lead the implementation of the orchestration layer of complex data transformations, refining and optimizing processes
  • Develop observability systems and proactive/automated exception handling to supervise ingestion and ETL processes and maintain data quality and freshness
  • Be a key driver in researching and evaluating new/additional software tools and integrations to assist platform-level database maintenance and development
  • Strong ownership and communication skills, be able to support and align efforts to meet data user needs, and coach other engineers on best practices for operating reliable  systems and analyzing issue root causes


  • 8+ years of experience in Python and 6+ years of experience with SQL
  • 8-10 years of experience in data engineering, with demonstrated capability in using data APIs for ingestion, distributed computing technologies (e.g Spark), ETLs, query performance optimization, and application of modern SDLC methods to data pipeline development and data warehousing
  • At least Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics, Engineering, or related field
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills (performance analysis, defect analysis, and reporting)
  • Strong written and communication skills; ability to convey innovative ideas clearly and effectively
  • Organized and meticulous
  • Worked with Databricks platform a huge plus
  • Experience with AWS, DBX or related technologies
  • Worked with decentralized technologies and know how to index blockchain data a plus

Other common names for this role: Staff Software Engineer, Staff Data Architect


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.

Req ID: 24130