Staff Software Engineer - Supergroups



Software Engineering
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, October 13, 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 (#12 out of 500).
About the role
The Platform team builds both the product and technology foundations of Rippling. We’re responsible for the data platform, core service framework, permissions, analytics & reporting, customizable workflows, custom fields, and any other core technologies needed to write backend code at Rippling.
This core foundation allows us to build a whole host of features, one of them being Supergroups. Supergroups is a system that allows Rippling users to create dynamic groups of employees based on a whole suite of attributes, such as department or location. You can then use these groups to apply policies, configurations, and much more both within Rippling as well as third-party applications.
Supergroups is the backbone of Rippling’s seamless experience and is relied upon by multiple product teams within the company. This is a unique opportunity to work on a team that has compounding platform value but also product value as well.
What You'll Do:
  • Be a technical subject matter expert, provide technical leadership, and share your expertise with a growing team of engineers
  • Ship incrementally and continually at high velocity
  • Continuously raise our standard of engineering excellence by implementing and driving best practices for coding, testing, and deployment
  • Interact with customers and support them in being successful with Rippling
  • Influence technology selections and trends of the whole company
  • 7+ years of software engineering experience, with 4+ years in technical lead of architect roles
  • Preferred experience in our technology stack - Python, Django, Golang, React, MongoDB, Presto, Pinot, Kafka, AWS
  • Experience building large-scale distributed systems, such as high-volume SaaS environments
  • Preferred experience in building out large-scale product infrastructures/platforms
  • Experience working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Experience mentoring less-experienced developers
  • Ability to thrive in an environment that grants you a lot of autonomy to explore creative solutions

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 and flexible work hours
  • Free onsite lunch
  • Generous parental leave
  • Transgender health insurance coverage
  • Great compensation package (salary, equity)
  • Fun, casual atmosphere and meeting-light culture