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Staff Software Engineer - Documents



Software Engineering
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, October 24, 2023
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 Role

The Documents team is responsible for building and scaling the documents management platform within Rippling. This includes both a standalone, customer-facing product for creating, organizing, and distributing employment agreements and other company documents, as well as a documents platform to enable numerous documents use cases for other product verticals across the company.

From building performant systems that scale for large companies, to designing an extensible platform that can support the myriad of documents requirements as we expand internationally, the documents team offers an opportunity to work on a product that's technically challenging, high visibility, and high impact.

What You’ll Do:

  • 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.


  • 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

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.