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Director Of Infrastructure

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.

The Director of Infrastructure will play a critical role helping to advance Ripples development and production infrastructure, leading our Operations Team to facilitate our DevOps process, including deployment, monitoring, instrumentation and overall infrastructure management.


Manage and maintain roadmaps and process for 4 infrastructure engineering/operations teams including SRE, Platform Engineering, Database Operations, and CloudOps

Set the long-term technical direction and strategy of the Infrastructure Org and heavily contribute to broader Engineering Org

Champion reliability, performance and scale of Ripple's cloud infrastructure (AWS, GCP)

Support, grow, and mentor Engineering Managers and individual contributors in your org

Co-own OpEx planning and execution with the VP of infrastructure, heavily focused on building financial models in partnership with FP&A

Leads and coordinates the activities of the project(s) with responsibility for results in terms of timelines, cost objectives, and process implementation

Responsible for budgets within his/her/their department and resource planning to meet project objectives

Work to further develop architectural patterns of large geo-distributed SaaS infrastructure and applications.


8+ years of engineering management experience in building and scaling an infrastructure team operating high scale cloud infrastructure

Experience driving career growth for early-in-career, mid-level and senior infrastructure engineers

Experience managing multiple teams within infrastructure (DB, SRE, Platform Eng, CloudOps)

Experience with hiring skilled, diverse talent from around the world

The ability to synthesize all inputs and develop a very crisp infrastructure roadmap

A proven track record of operating reliable, scalable, secure, cost-effective infrastructure

Document technical environments, processes and procedures, testing plans, project plans

Orchestrating infrastructure initiative efforts across multiple diverse project teams.


The chance to work 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

Competitive salary and equity

100% paid medical and dental and 95% paid vision insurance for employees starting on your first day

401k (with match), commuter benefits

Industry-leading parental leave policies

Generous wellness reimbursement and weekly onsite programs

Flexible vacation policy - work with your manager to take time off when you need it

Employee giving match

Modern office in San Francisco's Financial District

Fully-stocked kitchen with organic snacks, beverages, and coffee drinks

Weekly company meeting - ask me anything style discussion with our Leadership Team

Team outings to sports games, happy hours, game nights and more

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