Product Lead, App Building Platform



San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, July 28, 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 $700M from the world’s top investors—including Kleiner Perkins, Founders Fund, Sequoia, and Bedrock—and was named one of America’s best startup employers by Forbes (#12 out of 500).

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 is an equal-opportunity employer. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce and do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, veteran or military status, or any other legally protected characteristics, Rippling is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities who need assistance during the hiring process. To request a reasonable accommodation, please email accomodations@rippling.com

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