Product Lead, App Building Platform



San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, July 28, 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

Rippling has spent years investing in the building blocks that are used by all business applications: permissions, automated workflows, reporting & data visualization, notifications, and a unified data platform. tools required to build our products. Dozens of Rippling products have leveraged these building blocks, from Rippling Recruiting to Device Management to Spend Management.

Next, we’ll enable our customers and partners to build their own applications on top of the Rippling Unity platform. In this role, you’ll be responsible for defining the vision for how those applications get built, defining the product roadmap for fulfilling that vision, and working together with design and engineering to build the tools that will enable our customers to build applications that leverage our Unity platform and other capabilities.

What You'll Do

  • Define the strategy and roadmap for our Application Platform.

  • Work closely with design and engineering to implement and iterate on the roadmap.

  • Understand the state of the art in tooling systems.

  • Work closely with the GTM team on pricing and sales strategy.

  • Work with our implementation and customer experience teams to ensure that our customers have a great experience with the product and to iterate.


  • 5+ years of Product Management experience

  • Deep alignment with our leadership principles

  • An understanding of the state-of-the-art application-building tools

  • Owned successful products from inception through launch and growth

  • Deep technical, analytical, and problem-solving skills

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
  • Flexible work hours
  • Generous parental leave
  • Transgender health insurance coverage
  • Great compensation package (salary, equity)
  • Onsite meals