Senior Data Engineer

San Francisco, CA, United States

Please note this is for San Francisco, CA, United States. 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.

Responsible for building scalable data infrastructure. Own the delivery, quality, and reliability of our Financial Data Hub. Provide Technical Leadership for strategy, architecture, design, development, testing, production launch, and ongoing support of data applications. Build and implement Operations like monitoring and alerting tools and best practices for Financial Data Warehouse. Support production issues, profile performance, and drive in root cause analysis. Collaborate and ensure business teams by providing technical input to Data Governance policies, standards and processes related to data with clear data classification and data ownership, access, and security (privacy & protection) of sensitive data. Participate in evaluating and recommending 3rd party technologies and ability to make build vs. buy decisions. Design, develop, manage, and maintain application development standards that meet or exceed industry standards. Institute and manage an application development Systems Lifecycle methodology. Build processes/tools to optimize warehouse cost and performance. Ensure a compliant and secure data environment. Perform presentations of our products/features to internal stakeholders. Mentor team members on administration activities and best practices. 

Telecommuting permitted 50% or more but less than 100% per week within same geographic location as assigned office location.

40 hrs./week, Mon-Fri, 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. 


Must have a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Information Technology, Management Information Systems, or a related field plus 5 years of progressive, post-baccalaureate experience in data platforms or, a Master’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Information Technology, Management Information Systems or a related field plus 3 years of experience in data platforms. 

Of the required experience, must have 3 years of experience in distributed data store (BigQuery, Snowflake, Presto, or Netezza).

Of the required experience must have 3 years of experience in AWS, GCP, and Azure. 

Of the required experience must have 3 years of experience working with data warehouse architecture and integration. 

Of the required experience, must have 3 years of experience in all of the following data management tools: 

  • SQL; and, 
  • NoSQL databases (PostgreSQL, Oracle, Teradata, and Hadoop)

Of the required experience must have 3 years of experience in all of the following (Which may be gained concurrently): 

  • Cloud-based architectures;
  • Development, test, and deployment automation;
  • String understanding of SQL, data structures;
  • Data integrity; and, 
  • Schema design best practices. 

Of the required experience must have 1 year of experience working as a technical lead for data systems. 


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
$219,120$219,320 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.

Req ID: 24272