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Head of Design, Hub Platform

Rippling

Rippling

Design
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, December 9, 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
Design plays an essential role in ensuring the product is intuitive and efficient, helping free up smart people to work on hard problems for their organizations rather than the busy work that often comes with their jobs. We hold design to a higher standard than others in the industry, and it’s an important differentiator for us. The user experience is essential in building trust with our customers so they can feel confident that important aspects of their business run without fail for their employees. As designers, we’re responsible for creating these experiences that solve real everyday problems for employees.

The Hub Platform team is responsible for the products and frameworks that showcase the value of seamlessly integrating HR, IT, Finance, and third-party applications together into one unified platform, which we call Rippling Unity. The team owns application building blocks like reporting & data visualization, automated workflows, permissions, approvals, policies, search, notifications, and a unified data platform that powers it all. Unity products include components that are leveraged and embedded in other Rippling products, along with full-stack Unity products that are used by end Rippling customers. Read more about Rippling Unity at https://www.rippling.com/platform

What you will do
  • Manage a business-critical team that’s a top company initiative to build out Rippling’s platform, helping drive Rippling’s rapid growth and differentiation.
  • Lead a team of designers working on Ripplling’s Platform capabilities and products, such as analytics, automation, AI, permissions, policies, data management, apps, and more.
  • Incorporate systems thinking into the design of Rippling’s core capabilities so that they are both modular and stand-alone full-featured product experiences that are both powerful and easy to use.
  • Create a culture of craft, quality, and execution by inspiring, motivating, and leading product designers across experience levels to do the best work of their careers.
  • Work closely with our Product Management, Engineering, Marketing, and executive leadership to deliver best-in-class, innovative work that pushes the limits of possible.
What you will need
  • You have 15+ years of professional design experience and 5+ years managing and leading design and creative teams.
  • You have brought a relentless customer focus to high-impact, high-visibility projects.
  • You’re a systems thinker and have led the design of an integrated suite of products or ecosystem of features.
  • You excel at written and verbal communication and use these skills to persuade and influence stakeholders toward building innovative products that uniquely resonate with customers.
  • You work collaboratively with Engineering, Product, and Marketing team members to drive strategy and design execution.
  • You have led, recruited, and scaled design teams at both startups and established companies.
  • You have experience systematically growing product designers' skills so they do the best work of their careers.
  • You aligned with Rippling’s leadership principles
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.

Benefits
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, FSA, HSA, Commuter, Life, and Disability Benefits
  • Uncapped PTO
  • Flexible work hours
  • Generous parental leave
  • Transgender health insurance coverage
  • Great compensation package (salary, equity)
  • Onsite meals