Staff Backend Engineer - HRIS Platform

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 is rapidly adding new lines of business to its 20+ products while also expanding globally into many new countries each year. At the forefront of this expansion is the HRIS (Human Resources Information System) group, which consists of several teams that build products, services, and frameworks that serve every single Rippling customer and serves as a platform used by every product team at Rippling.

At the heart of every product at Rippling lies the HRIS Platform, the team responsible for all Employee data and operations. We build the foundations that enable critical flows (like Hiring, Onboarding) as well as the core models. Our platform forms the backbone that helps our customers pay their employees on time, get them the right insurance coverage and much, much more.

As Rippling continues to add lines of business across an increasing number of countries, HRIS Platform is rapidly evolving to meet the needs of the business. We’re setting out to build the next version of the platform that can handle ever-increasing scale with reliability at five 9s, all with blazing fast speed.

What you will do

  • Design and ship high performing data models and interfaces 
  • Drive our push towards an event-based architecture
  • Operational Excellence: Build and operationalize tools, monitors & processes across the org.
  • Cross-Functional Collaboration: Collaborate with other teams across Rippling to support and scale products, both within and outside of HRIS.
What you will need
  • 7+ years of professional experience as a software engineer
  • Experience building large scale software product
  • You have seen systems operating at significant technical and organizational scale
  • Experience working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Experience in building projects with good abstractions and architecture
  • Comfortable at developing scalable and extendable core services used in many products

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.

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.

The pay range for this role is:

159,000 - 278,250 USD per year (US Tier 1)


San Francisco, CA

New York, NY

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