Ripple is hiring a
Web3 Software Engineer, Performance Engineering (Blockchain)

Compensation: $60k - $180k *

Location: CA San Francisco, California, United States

Ripple’s mission is to enable payments every way, everywhere for everyone. We believe connecting traditional financial entities like banks, payment providers and corporations with emerging blockchain technologies and users is the path to an open, decentralized, and more inclusive financial future. This Internet of Value gives any internet-enabled person, application or device access to financial services that are transparent, fast, reliable, and cheap. Delivering this vision is a challenge of massive scale spanning $155 trillion in annual cross border fiat payments and the $1.5 trillion market of digital assets that has grown 10X in the last year.

We are looking for performance engineers to join a growing team that is in charge of performance, scalability and reliability of the XRPL network. You will work closely with developers, scientists, devOps and other members in the performance team to gain deep knowledge on software’s design; use cases and its data flow, model realistic load profiles and conduct comprehensive performance testing and tuning on products and features we deliver as a team to the XRPL community. The ideal candidate should have a strong CS background, be passionate about problem solving, possess strong analytical and logical thinking skills and be very detail oriented.


  • Work with teams across the organization in acquiring performance requirements and load forecast metrics
  • Participate in the full software release lifecycle, from software design and development to the deployment of the products
  • Design performance testing load model and the associated test data to realistically simulate the load in the lab environment
  • Develop comprehensive load simulators and all necessary tools required for the setup and testing
  • Conduct iterative performance testing; bottleneck detecting/removing; code profiling and comprehensive tunings at all levels (OS, network, software and database)
  • Develop performance monitoring dashboard or tools for effective monitoring during testing
  • Collect test results; conduct detailed analysis and generate test report
  • Work with devOps to ensure the product’s readiness for production environment
  • Continuously raise our standard of engineering excellence by proactively looking out for problematic signs that may affect product’s performance and/or reliability


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Software Engineering, Computer Science, or equivalent industry experience
  • Familiarity with Linux shells; understanding of OS components; networking; web protocols and database operations
  • 2-4 year(s) of working experience in software engineering (including internship or research programs)
  • Proficient with one or two programming languages; strong computer science understandings
  • Intellectually curious; hyper focused; problem driven and persistent - you are not easily satisfied with hypothetical explanation but driven in digging out the root cause
  • Excellent communication skills in both verbal and written
  • You thrive on autonomy, responsibility and owning your work, end to end
  • A positive attitude and a passion for sharing knowledge within your team and organization
  • Attention to detail and a commitment to excellence

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Compensation: $60k - $180k *

Location: CA San Francisco, California, United States

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