Ripple is launching a fresh hiring spree for its investment and development arm, RippleX, offering new insight into how the company plans to develop the XRP ecosystem.
Previously called Xpring, RippleX is a newly rebranded division of the San Francisco payments startup. Headed by Ripple executive Monica Long, the division is focused on boosting the adoption of Ripple’s native asset, XRP, with a focus on supporting developer efforts to build on the XRP Ledger and expand the digital asset’s use cases beyond the world of remittances.
Ripple is currently hiring a senior software engineer, a director of engineering, a director of developer relations and a technical partner/program manager, all for RippleX.
The job advertisement for the senior software engineer post reveals the San Francisco startup is exploring prototype use cases for XRP.
“RippleX aims to build a robust ecosystem of third-party developers, projects and companies that build, grow and monetize their applications on XRP, Interledger Protocol [ILP] and other blockchain technologies.
RippleX has built technologies like ILP, that enables sending money in any currency and any amount to be as easy, fast and inexpensive as sending information across the internet; PayID, which enables interoperability between payment networks; and toolkits and API’s in several languages that enable developers to build on top of the XRP ecosystem…
Support and create tools and services that surprise and delight our community of developers. Prototype new use cases or experiences using Interledger and/or XRP”
In addition, the job ad for the director of developer relations post shines the spotlight on boosting RippleX adoption.
“You will be joining a fast-moving team focused on driving adoption and growth of the RippleX platform, with the aim of developing a thriving, active global community of developers around XRP/XRPL.
In this role, you will function as the crucial link between external technical teams and our internal product development and growth teams. The ideal candidate has the ability to effortlessly toggle between technical and product GTM initiatives, and the versatility to move between strategies and operations with ease.”
The director of developer relations also emphasizes Ripple’s need to support its developer community.
“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.”
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