Senior Developer Advocate
Updated on 4/16/2024
Ripple

1,001-5,000 employees

Enterprise blockchain
Company Overview
Ripple's mission is to provide one frictionless experience to send money globally using the power of blockchain technology.
Crypto & Web3
Financial Services

Company Stage

Series C

Total Funding

$319.4M

Founded

2012

Headquarters

San Francisco, California

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

13%

1 year growth

29%

2 year growth

80%
Locations
London, UK
Experience Level
Entry
Junior
Mid
Senior
Expert
Desired Skills
Python
JavaScript
Java
Blockchain
CategoriesNew
DevOps & Infrastructure
DevOps Engineering
Platform Engineering
Cloud Engineering
Requirements
  • 5+ years of experience in a developer, developer manager, developer advisor, or developer relations role
  • 5+ years of experience in fast-paced environments within technology, startups, and entrepreneurship
  • Competency in programming in Python, Java, or Javascript
  • Experience with APIs, developer communities, open-source, and developer ecosystems
  • Experience advising startups through product and technical challenges, helping startups achieve product market fit, and knowledge of common startup issues and pain points
  • Understanding and engagement within the venture and startup ecosystem, and having an existing network within that ecosystem is a plus
  • Knowledge of blockchain, cryptocurrency or blockchain technology ecosystem
  • Comfortable with a minimal amount of direction and high expectations
  • Ability and willingness to travel worldwide for meetings and events around the globe
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills and the ability to present a polished, professional, and diplomatic image to all stakeholders
Responsibilities
  • Serve as a trusted technical advisor to developers and startups, assisting them in understanding how to build and scale on the XRP Ledger
  • Provide guidance and coaching to help startups on prototypes, demos, and MVPs, advising on technical roadmaps, go-to-market strategies, or other challenges
  • Review program applications and ensure projects are aligned with ecosystem needs and Ripple’s strategic objectives
  • Develop frameworks to assess startup technical strength, viability, and market fit
  • Serve as a liaison between startups and internal technical resources, as well as to external SMEs and resources within the broader ecosystem, such as portfolio startups, investors, and mentors
  • Develop and lead technical workshops, group learning sessions, and other technical content and modules to accelerate XRPL integration
  • Review and approve milestone/progress reports for funded projects to ensure they are meeting technical goals
  • Partner with funding program managers to create and execute technical content and workflows for projects and operational partners in the Accelerator, Bootcamp, and Grants
  • Be the voice, eyes, ears, and face of the XRPL community by speaking with, observing, listening to, and engaging developers directly all over the world
  • Work with internal stakeholders across product, engineering, data, and growth to build strong bi-directional feedback loops and influence roadmaps
  • Speak at conferences, meetups, and events about the XRPL, use cases, projects, and upcoming products and features