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Senior Software Engineer - Platform Search



Software Engineering
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Friday, September 22, 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 employee's 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 $700M from the world’s top investors—including Kleiner Perkins, Founders Fund, Sequoia, and Bedrock—and was named one of America’s best startup employers by Forbes (#12 out of 500).
About The Role
The Tech Platform Organization  works on building the building blocks that are used by other teams at Rippling to create  advanced HR applications at lightning fast speed. We are composed of hardworking, forward-thinking engineers who develop software to make Rippling fast, secure, reliable, and available to its customers.

As part of the Core Services team, you will diagnose, and tackle complex distributed systems problems and provide solutions that have a fundamental impact at a massive scale. You will define and deliver services that enable engineers to build reliable and efficient products and services. We are starting a green field project, Search Platform. The search platform will provide a unified and standardized way for 20+ Rippling products to make their data searchable. We are looking for the founding engineer to seed this team, where they get a great opportunity to build something extremely impactful from scratch.

This is a unique opportunity to work on both product and platform layers at the same time. We obsess over the scalability and extensibility of platform solutions, ensuring that solutions will meet the needs across the breadth of Rippling's product suite, along with the applications of tomorrow. 

  • 5+ years of professional work experience.
  • Experience working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Experience in building projects with good abstractions and architecture.
  • Comfortable with developing scalable and extendable core services used in many products.
Additional Information:
Rippling is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce and do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, veteran or military status, or any other legally protected characteristics, Rippling is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities who need assistance during the hiring process. To request a reasonable accommodation, please email
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.

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.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 below.