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Staff Software Engineer, Backend Product



Software Engineering, Product
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 20, 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
The App platform at Rippling enables our customers to connect hundreds of 3rd party applications to the Rippling core applications through the power of APIs and developer tooling. We are on a mission to build a comprehensive suite of capabilities and interfaces to rapidly build and integrate thousands of third-party apps and data with Rippling’s platform to fuel business growth. Our vision is to drive a significant amount of automation in employee-related business systems and centralize the following:
  • High-value workflows that accomplish business goals
  • Insights and reporting that drive business decisions
  • Data that powers compliance processes and regulatory output
In a nutshell, our platform supercharges 3rd party applications that our customers love with the Rippling magic, all the while guaranteeing a secure and reliable service.
What You'll Do:
  • Lead mission-critical projects and deliver platform capabilities end-to-end with high quality
  • Have clear ownership of one or many products or platform spaces
  • Get exposure to the partners and customers in different business domains, who will help provide feedback for your product space
  • Learn and understand how your product can help Rippling continually differentiate itself
  • Build and grow your engineering skills in different challenging areas and solve hard technical problems
  • Influence architecture, technology selections, and trends of the whole company
  • 8+ years of professional work experience as a backend engineer
  • Experience building large-scale user-facing applications and developer tools
  • Expertise in building complex distributed services with high availability and strict SLAs
  • Strong CS fundamentals and knowledge of architecture and common design patterns
  • You’re good at cross-functional communication with product managers, designers, etc
  • You’re passionate about being in a product-focused environment where everyone cares deeply about customer impact.
  • Bonus points if you are proficient in Python, Django, and MongoDB
  • Bonus points if you’re familiar with SSO with SAML and/or OIDC protocols
  • Bonus points if you’ve previously worked with AWS and have working knowledge of observability tooling

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