Xpring is a new initiative at Ripple focused on accelerating adoption of the digital asset XRP and the XRP Ledger in blockchain projects across industries and technologies. Xpring aims to build a robust ecosystem of third-party developers, projects and companies that build, grow and monetize their applications on XRP, Interledger Protocol and other blockchain technologies. We invest in, and partner with companies and projects run by proven entrepreneurs and are building open-sourced, decentralized technologies to solve customers' problems in transformative ways.
The Interledger Protocol (ILP) provides the foundation for the Internet of Value. ILP is an open protocol that enables sending money in any currency and any amount to be as easy, fast, and inexpensive as sending information across the internet today. Like routers on the Internet, Interledger connectors route packets of money across independent payment networks. The open architecture and minimal protocol enable interoperability for any value transfer system. Interledger is not tied to any one company, blockchain, or currency.
We believe that interoperability is critical to achieving the Internet of Value and envision a widely available Interledger network allowing anyone to pay or get paid in the currency of their choice, nearly instantaneously and at minimal cost. We are looking for engineers who share in that vision. It's a big vision and we have a lot of work to get there but we are committed to building out the team to achieve this.
This role is based in San Francisco.
WHAT YOU MAY WORK ON:
* Create and improve open source sender, connector and receiver implementations
* Operate and scale a robust Interledger Connector
* Contribute to ongoing protocol development
* Prototype new use cases or experiences using Interledger and/or XRP
* Work with other external entrepreneurs and ecosystem stakeholders to continuously improve the Interledger network's speed, scalability, and functionality
WHAT YOU MAY LOOK LIKE::
* You love programming!
* You have worked on open source projects, developer platforms, and/or API-driven businesses
* You are excited about blockchains, the technical details and the potential benefits
* You seek to deeply understand the low-level details of the technologies you work with and the problems you work on
* You look to solve problems with simple solutions, rather than technically perfect ones
* None of the above, but the description of the project piqued your interest enough to want to talk to us
Ripple offers a global real-time payment system that enables banks and financial institutions to directly transact with each other without the need for a central correspondent.