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Senior Staff Engineer- HR Platform



People & HR
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, April 18, 2023
About Rippling
Rippling is the first way for businesses to manage all of their HR & IT—payroll, benefits, computers, apps, and more—in one unified workforce platform.
By connecting every business system to one source of truth for employee data, businesses can automate all of the manual work they normally need to do to make employee changes. Take onboarding, for example. With Rippling, you can just click a button and set up a new employees’ payroll, health insurance, work computer, and third-party apps—like Slack, Zoom, and Office 365—all within 90 seconds.

Based in San Francisco, CA, Rippling has raised $1.2B from the world's top investors-including Kleiner Perkins, Founders Fund, Sequoia, Bedrock, and Greenoaks-and was named one of America's best startup employers by Forbes (#12 out of 500).

About the team

Rippling is rapidly adding new lines of business to its 20+ products while also expanding globally into many new countries each year.

We are much more than HR - the HR Platform/HRIS group consists of several teams that build products, services, and frameworks that serve both external users and serves as a platform for teams internally at Rippling. This team serves as a platform which unlocks future lines of business and speeds up expansion in ways that directly affect the company’s bottom line.

About the role

The technical challenges we are facing are complex. We need a seasoned technical expert who has built complex platforms for global technology companies before. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Acting as a technical leader within the engineering organization.

  • Identifying and advocating for projects of high complexity that involve multiple stakeholders across the organization.

  • Taking ambiguous technical problem statements and turning them into an actionable plan, and then executing on it with the team.

  • Modeling and executing against requirements involving complex and interdependent systems related to employment rules, country-specific requirements, international currencies, and more.

  • Building a stable data tier for mission-critical HR Platform/HRIS data with high correctness needs.

  • Crafting a technical vision for a team whose goals are to unlock business outcomes by making it easier to work with HR Platform/HRIS data & entities.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. You will be expected to dive in deep and emerge with a written plan for execution that represents the collective needs of multiple teams.

In addition to execution of projects, you will regularly sync up with leaders of other teams on our engineering strategy to ensure that the products being built are truly elevating the organization and enabling us to move the business forward.


  • 10+ years of professional experience as a software engineer

  • You have seen systems operating at significant technical and organizational scale

  • Experience working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment

  • Experience in building projects with good abstractions and architecture

  • Comfortable at developing scalable and extendable core services used in many products

Additional Information

This role will receive a competitive salary + benefits + equity. The salary for US-based employees will be aligned with one of the ranges below based on location; see which tier applies to your location here.

Tier 1: $240,000 - $336,000/year

Tier 2: $240,000 - $336,000/year

Tier 3: $240,000 - $336,000/year

A variety of factors are considered when determining someone’s compensation–including a candidate’s professional background, experience, and location. Final offer amounts may vary from the amounts listed above based on these considerations.

Rippling highly values having employees working in-office to foster a collaborative work environment and company culture. For office-based employees (employees who live within a 40 mile radius of a Rippling office), Rippling considers working in the office, at least three days a week under current policy, to be an essential function of the employee's role.