Staff Software Engineer


Hayward, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Post Date: 02/26/2021
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  • Company Address: , Hayward, CA

About Ripcord

Ripcord is the world's first robotic digitization company and is on a mission to take the world paperless.

Ripcord is transforming the $25B records management industry through robots that scan, index and categorize paper records, making them searchable on the cloud and integrated into existing enterprise systems.

Job Description

About Us

Ripcord is the world’s leading robotics digitization company, combining hardware and software robotics to process and digitize paper-based records via an Integrated SaaS offering. Focused on smart robotics digitization, smart content management with AI and helping better enable RPA and business processes.

Ripcord is transforming the $62 billion records management, RPA, MPS, and ECM space through robots that scan, index and categorize paper records, making them searchable in the cloud and integrated into existing business processes and enabling RPA. Ripcord is based in California and has raised $110 million from leading investors including CDK Global, Kleiner Perkins, GV, Baidu, Lux Capital, Silicon Valley Bank, Steve Wozniak, Legend Star, and Icon Ventures.

We respect and look after one another at Ripcord. We want everyone to feel supported, safe, free to innovate and take risks that result in breakthroughs that challenge the status quo. Crazy ideas are welcome here! Our team is fun, driven, and energetic. Every day we work with industrial robots, computer vision systems, and a diverse stack of software tools to tie it all together.


As a Staff Software Engineer on the Content Management platform team, you will be part of a team responsible for the architecture, design and implementation of application software used in Ripcord’s content platform. Critical attributes of the back-end services include scalability, reliability, ease of maintenance and performance. 

In this role, the candidate will collaborate with others on their team to discover and implement solutions to problems that impact the company’s key initiatives. They will also introduce, assess, and ship high quality mission critical services in Ripcord’s rapidly-growing core services infrastructure.

Who Will Love This Position

  • Top performers who are able to drive features from inception to deployment
  • Curious and creative individuals who are able to apply the right technologies and solutions to complex problems
  • Strong coders who have a passion for elegant code

What You Will Do  

  • Peer review code for accuracy and style

What You Will Need

  • Bachelors, Masters, or PhD  and 3-5 years of software development experience
  • Solid experience developing with Java
  • Prior experience building microservices services deployed on Kubernetes
  • Prior experience with relational and NoSQL databases 
  • Expertise developing APIs (REST, gRPC, etc)
  • Solid experience write testable, resilient code, with effective unit and integration tests 
  • Familiarity with Jira, Git and agile/scrum development methodology

Bonus Points

  • Exposure to building secure services and applications (OAuth, OpenID)
  • Exposure to Kubernetes and AWS
  • Exposure to design of distributed systems
  • Experience building microservices in GOLang


  • Free onsite gym complete with treadmills, free-weights, and even a Peloton Bicycle! 
  • Fun stuff like a ping pong table, video games, pool table, electric scooters and more!  
  • A great selection of healthy (and not so healthy) snacks & refreshments on-site
  • 100% of healthcare premiums are covered for you and all dependents
  • Generous parental leave programs 
  • Catered breakfast & lunch daily 
  • Great vision & dental insurance
  • Comprehensive leave policy
  • Commuting benefits
  • Dog-friendly office! 
  • Stock options

Important Note 

We never request personally identifiable information or bank account information during our recruiting or hiring process; nor do we offer up front payments as part of an offer of employment or ask you to download any 3rd party apps such as Telegram. 

Equal Opportunity Employer

Ripcord is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. Our goal is to be a diverse workforce at all job levels. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, transgender status, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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This company does NOT accept candidates from outside recruiting firms. Agency contacts are not welcome.