Director, Developer Relations

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Amanda is hiring for Ripple
October 21, 2020

Ripple provides one frictionless experience to send money globally using the power of blockchain. By joining Ripple’s growing, global network (RippleNet), financial institutions can process their customers’ payments anywhere in the world instantly, reliably and cost-effectively. Banks and payment providers can use the digital asset XRP to further reduce their costs and access new markets.

With offices in San Francisco, New York, London, Mumbai, Singapore, São Paulo, Reykjavík, Washington D.C. and Dubai, Ripple has more than 300 customers around the world.

Job Description

RippleX is Ripple’s open developer platform for money, and our vision is a world in which value moves like information today. We believe in open networks and open protocols, and work full-time on open-source software projects for fiat and cryptocurrencies. We build tools, offer services, and provide support to enable developers and their users to send and receive payments across any currency, network and geography. 

As Director of Developer Relations, you will develop and lead initiatives to engage, support, enable, and grow the global XRP community of developers around XRPL, by being their advocate and communicating their needs to our internal product and engineering teams. We believe technology should be incredibly easy to use, with a frictionless product experience that drives clear utility. You’ll have fun working with some of the most talented people on the planet that are building a future in which value moves like information moves today. You will be joining a fast-moving team focused on driving product experiences and initiatives that drive adoption, reach, and utility of the RippleX platform. You are passionate about connecting with developers, fostering community, and speaking about technologies externally to educate users. 


  • Own strategy and planning of developer-facing programs including advocacy, developer tools and support, evangelism, education, blog content and more 
  • Be the voice, eyes, ears, and face of the XRP 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 
  • Inspire third-party developers with ideas for integrating XRPL tools and services within their apps and businesses 
  • Contribute content, documentation, and insights that support a world-class developer experience 
  • Build strong relationships with the growing community of XRP developers by using engagement strategies and tactics that you help to form, initialize, and execute 
  • Measure your success by tracking engagement metrics, and working with stakeholders to improve the developer experience across the platform 


  • 12+ years of overall experience with 5+ years experience in a developer, developer manager, developer growth, or developer relations role 
  • Experience with APIs, developer communities, open-source and developer ecosystems 
  • Experience public speaking and translating complex technical content into narratives
  • Experience working with product management, engineering and executive functions
  • Equally adept at being tactical and strategic and able to handle conflicting priorities
  • Self-starter who enjoys working in a hands-on, dynamic and highly collaborative environment 
  • Experience participating in online and offline developer communities and ecosystems (e.g., open source platforms, blogs, tech conferences, hackathons, meet ups, technical teaching, and training). 
  • Passionate or interested in the problems we are solving in paymentsblockchain, and decentralized finance 


  • 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), fully paid parental leave, commuter benefits
  • 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!
📍 San Francisco, CA or Remote
🌎 Remote
💬 Community
📆 Full-time
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18 applications
Posted on October 21, 2020

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