Director, Software Engineering



Software Engineering
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, January 9, 2024
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

The IT Cloud product suite envisions a world where a few IT-focused administrators can manage thousands of employees and meet security, compliance, finance, and employee experience requirements to scale their company infinitely while their employees seamlessly access their work through software and devices. We aim to enable IT professionals to support company growth while providing the tools for a delightful employee experience through their devices & software.

As the Director of Engineering within IT Cloud, you will be responsible for leading the Devices and Inventory Management products, enabling the next generation of device management, security, and IT administration capabilities for companies globally. You will be responsible for scaling the Devices pillar in India and North America as well as bootstrapping multiple 0-1 products. You’ll be working on defining, driving, and delivering the roadmap for multiple product and platform teams and hiring talented engineers to accelerate growth of IT Cloud.

What you will do:

  • Work closely with Product to translate business requirements into actionable engineering initiatives and define a strategic roadmap to drive growth and revenue.

  • Collaborate closely with product management, sales and marketing teams to understand business needs, growth objectives, and market dynamics.

  • Serve as a technical advisor to the sales and marketing teams, leveraging your expertise to drive effective decision-making and strategy implementation.

  • Champion a culture of innovation and technical excellence, encouraging experimentation and exploring new opportunities for business growth.

  • Drive continuous improvement in engineering processes, tools, and methodologies to enhance efficiency and quality.

  • Provide strong leadership to the engineering team, fostering a culture of collaboration, innovation, and continuous improvement.

  • Set clear goals, expectations, and performance metrics for the engineering team, holding individuals accountable for their deliverables.

What you will need:

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Engineering ,or a related field (advanced degree preferred).

  • Proven track record of success in leading and scaling engineering teams in a fast-paced, high-growth environment.

  • Strong business acumen and ability to translate business objectives into technical strategies and execution plans.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with diverse stakeholders.

  • Demonstrated experience in building and maintaining strong relationships with sales, marketing, and other cross-functional teams.

  • Solid understanding of software development lifecycles, agile methodologies, and modern engineering practices.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities, with a focus on data-driven decision-making.

  • Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities simultaneously, ensuring timely delivery of high-quality results.

  • Previous experience in a leadership role with direct responsibility for managing and mentoring engineering teams.