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Staff Network Engineer



San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, April 12, 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 is reshaping the way the world sees financial transactions, and our IT backbone is crucial to this vision. As a Staff Network Engineer with 8-10 years of deep technical expertise, you'll spearhead the development, optimization, and maintenance of our expansive corporate network infrastructure. This role is integral to ensuring our global operations are seamless, secure, and scalable. You will collaborate with cross-functional teams, including Engineering and Information Security, to architect a robust network that supports Ripple’s innovative platform.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the design, implementation, and continuous refinement of Ripple's global network infrastructure, encompassing both on-premise and cloud solutions (AWS), VPN configurations, and network virtualization.
  • Act as Ripple’s network infrastructure guru, offering technical leadership and innovative solutions to complex challenges.
  • Engineer and refine network monitoring and alerting systems to ensure optimal performance and reliability across all network operations.
  • Work hand-in-hand with the Information Security team to fortify the network against threats, ensuring compliance with the latest security protocols and rapid deployment of necessary updates.
  • Spearhead initiatives to enhance network efficiency, reduce downtime, and support the scalability of our operations.
  • Provide advanced training and mentorship to network and IT support teams, elevating the internal expertise on network troubleshooting and best practices.
  • Participate in a comprehensive on-call rotation schedule to maintain the integrity and reliability of Ripple's network services around the clock.

What You Bring to the Table:

  • 8-10 years of experience in network engineering, with a proven track record of managing sophisticated network infrastructures in a dynamic corporate environment.
  • Mastery of network fundamentals and technologies, including extensive experience with Palo Alto Networks (PAN) routers and firewalls, PAN GlobalProtect VPN, and Prisma.
  • Demonstrated experience in network virtualization, cloud networking (AWS), and the deployment and management of corporate Wi-Fi networks.
  • A strong background in network security practices, LDAP, and the management of security certificates and authentication systems.
  • Expertise in network performance monitoring tools like SumoLogic, and proficiency in scripting with Perl, Ruby, Python, or similar languages.
  • Familiarity with networking tools and solutions such as Mist, Meraki, Juniper switches, Jira, Confluence, VirtualBox, and Netbox is advantageous.

Ripple’s Offering:

  • An opportunity to be part of a forward-thinking company, transforming global finance.
  • A culture of learning and innovation with significant professional growth opportunities.
  • Competitive salary, equity options, and comprehensive benefits from your first day.
  • A supportive package including 401k (with match), extensive parental leave, and wellness incentives.
  • Flexible vacation policies and a suite of employee-initiated programs.
  • A modern office environment in San Francisco’s Financial District and a kitchen stocked with your favorite snacks and drinks.
  • Regular team-building events, open leadership discussions, and a vibrant, inclusive workplace culture.

Join Ripple’s mission to enable instant, secure, and frictionless global transactions. As a Staff Network Engineer, you will be at the forefront of building the infrastructure that makes this vision a reality.

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
$137,120$171,400 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.
  • Ripple is Flexible First: 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

  • Twice a quarter 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.