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Staff Software Engineer - Scheduling



Software Engineering
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, February 13, 2024
About Rippling
Rippling gives businesses one place to run HR, IT, and Finance. It brings together all of the workforce systems that are normally scattered across a company, like payroll, expenses, benefits, and computers. For the first time ever, you can manage and automate every part of the employee lifecycle in a single system.
Take onboarding, for example. With Rippling, you can hire a new employee anywhere in the world and set up their payroll, corporate card, computer, benefits, and even third-party apps like Slack and Microsoft 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, Greenoaks, and Bedrock—and was named one of America's best startup employers by Forbes.
About the team
The Time Products team makes Rippling work for companies with hourly workforces. We own a suite of products that our customers use every day to manage, schedule, and pay their hourly employees while remaining compliant with a complex web of relevant regulations. Every business has different constraints and parameters they want to optimize for – we’re focused on building the right platform capabilities so that we can support the unique particulars of every customer’s workflow.
About the role
We’re looking for a Staff Software Engineer to join the Time Products team. Our team is responsible for essential products that enable our customers to manage their workforce on a global scale. We are working on multiple areas including Time & Attendance, Leave Management, and soon-to-be-released Scheduling products. This team is at the forefront of Rippling’s exciting international expansion, and will be launching critical product initiatives in 2023.
What you will do
  • Act as a technical leader across within the Time Products group
  • Contribute to the shipment of high-impact products end-to-end while maintaining a high quality bar.
  • Lead technical design discussions for new features, as well as providing feedback on other engineers’ designs.
  • Propose, lead, and roll out technical initiatives that align the team with industry best practices for code quality, observability, testing, etc.
  • Exercise great technical judgment in building scalable, maintainable, and extensible products and systems.
  • Take ambiguous technical problem statements, turn them into an actionable plan, and then execute on it with the team.
  • Model and execute against requirements involving complex and interdependent systems related to employment rules, country-specific requirements, and more.
What you will need
  • 7+ years of professional experience as a software engineer
  • Experience building customer facing products
  • 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
  • Strong product intuition: you care about design and user experience and are quick to identify how these could be improved.
  • Entrepreneurial mindset: you thrive in unstructured environments and enjoy identifying big problems in addition to solving them.
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.