Staff Software Engineer, Compliance Engineering



Software Engineering, Legal
London, UK
Posted on Wednesday, June 26, 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.


We are looking for an expert Staff Software Engineer who is passionate about solving exciting and ambiguous problems in the emerging crypto compliance space. This role provides opportunities to think out-of-the box to solve traditional and non-traditional problems using innovative approaches. We are deeply passionate about the growth of our engineers and place a premium on career development. The successful candidate will have a high degree of accountability, visibility and responsibility from Day 1!


  • Be an ambitious builder, build reliable, scalable and performant Compliance systems to support a payments business that uses crypto to deliver an innovative experience to customers.
  • Participate in the full software development lifecycle by capturing requirements, using sound software design principles, and ensuring operational excellence with unit and integration testing.
  • Work with wider technical teams on the design, deployment and continuous improvement of backend applications.
  • Continuously raise our standard of engineering excellence by implementing and driving standard processes for coding, testing, and deployment.
  • Be a technical domain authority, provide technical leadership whilst mentoring and supporting the development of junior engineers.


  • 10+ years of hands-on Software Development experience, with the last 5-7+ years writing code in Java(with Spring/Spring Boot Framework) and 2+ years experience working as a tech lead
  • Experience in building systems backed by modern persistence technologies, preferably in payments / banking / e-commerce domains, backed by (Aurora, DynamoDB etc.)
  • Experience in at least one of the web frontend frameworks: Node Js, React JS, Angular Js etc.
  • Experience with Agile development of distributed services, with a focus on robust software design, scalability and security.
  • Experience building cloud applications on AWS, and technologies such as Docker, Kubernetes.
  • Experience in owning the end to end delivery of large, sophisticated features.
  • Ability to encourage and drive engineering standard processes
  • A positive approach and a passion for sharing knowledge
  • BS or equivalent experience in Computer Science or similar


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.