Senior Staff Software Engineer - HR Products



Software Engineering, People & HR
Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Posted on Tuesday, March 14, 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)

Senior Staff Software Engineer - HR Products

About the role

Are you looking to be in a role where you can have a significant impact on the company’s growth and success?

Does the prospect of making the most pragmatic technical and business decisions, both of which will drastically shape the future of the business excite you?

Are you someone who takes immense pride in building excellent products for customers that are technically designed for scalability and extensibility, and just work all the time?

Are you excited about leading high performance teams, and rallying them towards a technical vision that drives the company’s success?

If you answered yes to these, come join us!

We're looking for a Senior Staff Engineer to lead some of Rippling’s most critical initiatives in the HR products area. This role will report into the Director of Engineering for HR products and is a great opportunity to be a key technical leader at Rippling with high visibility and growth opportunities. You will work directly with product and engineering across various teams to build and scale out multiple product lines, leading aspects of development ranging from product features to the infrastructure that will power all these products at scale.

Your role will involve an outstanding blend of business and technical savviness, the ability to look into and build a big-picture vision, and make that vision a reality. This is a high ownership, impact, and visibility role building a product that will directly impact Rippling’s growth.

What you will do

  • Lead the design and implementation of multiple Rippling HR product lines

  • Conceptualise, design, and build Rippling’s Global expansion framework that will significantly accelerate our Global expansion

  • Develop high quality software with attention to detail

  • Ship incrementally and continually at high velocity

  • Have exposure to business and technical leadership to strategize what can improve our revenue and our ability to scale rapidly

  • Interact with internal and external customers and support them in being successful with Rippling

  • Become the in-house expert on Rippling customers and competition


  • 12+ years of software engineering experience, with 5+ years in technical lead or architect roles

  • Experience building large-scale distributed systems, such as high-volume SaaS environments

  • Ideally experience in scaling products 0->1 and 1->100

  • Preferred experience in our technology stack- Python, Django, React, MongoDB, AWS

  • Ability to thrive in an ambiguous environment by identifying areas of impact and independently pursuing them

  • A track record of influencing and enabling forward-thinking technology decisions across a wide organization

  • Excellent ability to communicate complex technical ideas with clarity and precision in written and verbal modes