Financial Risk Officer

Ripple | Building the Internet of Value. Enabling the world to move value the way information moves today


Discover why hundreds of financial institutions choose RippleNet to provide a better payments experience and enable greater economic opportunity for everyone, everywhere.


San Francisco, CA, USA


Job Description

Ripple is hiring a Financial Risk Officer to oversee all aspects of financial risk within the company, including market, liquidity and credit risk. Reporting to the CFO, the Financial Risk Officer will be responsible for creating and implementing a financial risk strategy and framework including establishing financial risk management policies, procedures and processes, setting and monitoring limits, defining key risk indicators, and identifying and mitigating financial risk in existing and new products. You will work collaboratively across the organization with our legal, compliance and product teams to ensure our risk position is inline with expectations. You will build a team to support our financial risk management activities.


  • Create and implement a financial risk framework (including market, credit and liquidity risk), as well as related processes, standards and procedures to achieve Ripple’s short and long term strategic, financial and operational goals
  • Manage financial (market, capital, liquidity and credit) risks for Ripple’s businesses globally
  • Work cross functionally with legal, compliance and product to ensure alignment/reinforcement of the financial risk framework across the entire enterprise
  • Assess existing and new business lines, quantify risk limits, and identify/monitor key risk indicators  to affirm financial health
  • Communicate to key stakeholders, including the board and executive leadership, regarding the financial risk profile of the business
  • Ensure the organization’s financial risk management policies and strategies are in compliance with applicable regulations and strategic imperatives of the organization, including keeping abreast of emerging risk
  • Build and manage a strong, global risk team
  • Create a culture where good financial risk process both optically and in practice accelerates business


  • 10+ years of relevant experience in financial risk management roles for entities within the regulated financial services industry, trading and/or credit experience preferred
  • Knowledge of blockchain-based systems a plus
  • Experience designing and implementing financial risk management programs and processes from the ground up
  • Experience understanding new businesses and funds flows to identify corresponding risks and develop controls
  • Player/coach mindset, able to roll up your sleeves to take action quickly, as well as build and successfully manage a global team
  • Excellent communication skills, including strong executive presence to participate in Board and management team risk discussions, clear written and verbal communication skills


  • 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), commuter benefits
  • Industry-leading parental leave policies
  • 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!


Ripple is doing for value what the internet did for information: enabling its instant and seamless flow around the world. We call this the Internet of Value (IoV). Using blockchain and cryptocurrency technology, Ripple is dedicated to creating powerful gains in financial efficiency, equity and inclusion. In addition, Ripple is developing and enabling the future use cases that will catalyze the new digital economy for governments, businesses and consumers.

Ripple has offices in San Francisco (HQ), New York, London, Mumbai, Singapore, São Paulo, Reykjavík, Washington D.C. and Dubai.

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 preference, 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.
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