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Staff Software Engineer

Ripple Labs

This is a Contract position in Oshawa, ON posted July 6, 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.


Ripple’s mission is to move value as quickly as information moves today. We are building this “Internet of Value” by connecting traditional financial entities like banks, payment providers, and corporations with emerging blockchain technologies and end-users to build an inclusive financial future. The Ripple Payments team is at the forefront of delivering on this vision. We are revolutionizing the $155 trillion cross-border payments market by using digital assets to implement a faster, cheaper, and more reliable cross-border payments platform. 

We are looking for Software Engineers passionate about solving exciting problems in the cross-border payments space. We are passionate about growing our engineers and place a premium on career development. You will have a high degree of accountability and responsibility from Day 1. 


  • Work collaboratively with various partner engineering and cross-functional teams.
  • Handle some ambiguity in requirements and can define and propose solutions for them
  • Breaks down large functional feature requests into smaller technical stories/tasks that can be completed at the sprint level
  • Work primarily independently on tasks with minimal or no direction from the tech lead or manager.
  • Be proactive, accountable, and find solutions
  • Design and develop features. Writes, presents, and get agreement on the design document for a project highlighting the architecture, test plan, and alternatives considered; Reviews features with tech leads and team members
  • Writes clean tech specs and identifies risks before starting major tickets or tasks
  • Actively participates in sprint ceremonies like planning, grooming, stand-up, retro, etc 
  • Responds in a timely manner to On-Call issues/incidents and provide resolutions within the SLAs 
  • Actively participates and conducts Root Cause Analysis (RCA) 
  • Improves code and architecture for testability and maintainability, even in areas that were initially owned by someone else.
  • Develop strong test plans and convert them into clean implementation.
  • Delivers a complete feature/task, and meets deadlines
  • Mentor and support the growth of junior engineers.


  • Proficient in Java (or similar language): Ability to develop, optimize, and maintain robust and scalable reporting services using Java and the Spring Boot framework. 
  • Understanding of NoSQL or similar databases is a plus. They should be designing, implementing, and managing reporting data models, and have a keen understanding of db performance.
  • In-depth understanding of CI/CD, unit testing, integration testing, and end-to-end testing: Experience with automated testing and deployment to ensure high-quality, reliable, and maintainable code.
  • Scalability and performance optimization: Ability to design and implement efficient and scalable solutions that can handle large volumes of data and ensure optimal performance under various loads.
  • Knowledge of distributed systems concepts and best practices to ensure high availability and fault tolerance for micro/macro services.
  • Operational Excellence – Validated experience supporting production systems – using observability standard processes to drive data-driven decisions in understanding scale and resilience bottlenecks.


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.