Product Lead, Platform Products

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.

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About The Role

Rippling's special sauce is its ability to automatically react and understand changes and connections across many systems, and that stems from our unified platform. The Rippling Platform is the infrastructure of the best-run organizations so companies no longer have to rely on duct-tape integrations, or even worse, spreadsheets. On top of the Rippling Platform sits all of our natively built apps, including payroll, device management, and many more. Read more about Rippling Platform at

In this role, you will lead the frameworks and extensible product components for customers to build policies across Rippling products. There are several flavors of business application policies, including access policies, validation rules, approval policies, spend policies, and routing/assignment rules. Policies are a fundamental building block across applications, and Rippling's platform approach allows us to build a robust suite of policy frameworks that can be leveraged across Rippling products. Rippling's policy engines are built upon Rippling Query Language (RQL) and the employee graph, providing customers with exceptional configurability in defining the policies that represent their business requirements.  

What You'll Do: 

  • You will own the policy frameworks and building blocks that can be leveraged by Rippling product teams in their applications and used by the customers they serve.

  • You will work closely with design and engineering to craft powerful, flexible policy functionality – powered by Rippling Query Language – that is incredibly intuitive and easy for customers to use.

  • You will uncover product opportunities for our platform to deliver exceptional value to its applications.

  • You’ll be eager to roll up your sleeves and dig into the technical details while obsessing over a simple, intuitive customer experience.

  • You’ll work cross-functionally with virtually every team – across product, engineering, design, legal, marketing, and customer-facing functions – to design an extensible system that can meet the evolving needs of Rippling product teams and customers. 


  • 6+ years of Product Management experience

  • Self-starter with a bias towards action and ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment

  • Thrives in understanding complexity and transforming it into simple user experiences 

  • Deep technical, analytical, and problem solving skills   

  • Exceptional interpersonal communication, relationship management & organizational skills

  • Strong ability to motivate and inspire people to do their best work

  • Relentlessly focused on customers’ needs

  • Strong alignment with our leadership principles: We push the limits of possible, We go and see, We challenge each other directly 


If you don’t necessarily meet all of the requirements listed here, we still encourage you to apply because skills can be used in lots of different ways, your life experience is equally important sometimes.

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

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.

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.

The pay range for this role is:

159,000 - 278,250 USD per year (US San Francisco Bay Area)


San Francisco, CA

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