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Senior Software Engineer, US Payroll Filings



Software Engineering, Accounting & Finance
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Monday, September 25, 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 role

Join our fast-growing Payroll team at Rippling as we build the future of payroll! As a Senior Software Engineer for our US Filings team, you will be critical in advancing our full-service payroll platform that handles tax filing and payments for thousands of taxes across businesses. This is a great opportunity to shape the technology powering an essential business function for over 10,000 customers. You will own and drive core initiatives by creating new products/features from the ground up as well as rearchitecting key components of our platform. If you are an experienced engineer looking for high impact and autonomy, come build the future of payroll with us!

What you will do

  • Confidently ship moderate/large features and improvements with minimal guidance and support from other team members. Collaborate with the team on larger projects.
  • Modeling and executing against requirements involving complex and interdependent systems.
  • Taking ambiguous technical problem statements and turning them into an actionable plan, and then executing on it with the team.
  • Implement comprehensive unit tests for confirming functionality and the quality of code. Ensure high-quality code and related documentation.
  • Build relationships with teams across engineering, ops, and support, to understand their needs and help improve their day-to-day workflows.

What you will need

  • 6+ years of experience as a software engineer
  • Preferred experience with Python, Go, Django, MongoDB, Postgres, AWS
  • Experience in building projects with good abstractions and architecture
  • You care about product ownership and solving problems for our customers
  • You’re passionate about being in a product-focused environment where everyone cares deeply about customer impact
  • Ability to make nuanced tradeoff decisions

Additional information

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.


  • Medical, Dental, Vision, FSA, HSA, Commuter, Life and Disability Benefits
  • Uncapped PTO and flexible work hours
  • Free onsite lunch
  • Generous parental leave
  • Transgender health insurance coverage
  • Great compensation package (salary, equity)
  • Fun, casual atmosphere and meeting-light culture