Staff Software Engineer - Time 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

We’re looking for a Staff Software Engineer to join the Time Products team. Our team is responsible for essential products that enable our customers to manage their workforce on a global scale. We are working on multiple areas including Time & Attendance, Leave Management, and soon-to-be-released Scheduling products. This team is at the forefront of Rippling’s exciting international expansion, and will be launching critical product initiatives in 2024.

Wear many hats.

Writing and reviewing code goes without saying, but at Rippling, engineers do a lot more than just engineering.  You’ll quickly become an expert on the product area and spend time talking to users, planning our product roadmap, and working on go-to-market initiatives.  As an early member on a new team, you’ll also play a major role in shaping the team’s culture and organization to help us scale

What you will do
  • Write great code and build great products.
  • Ship fast – but with a high quality bar.  As a staff engineer, you’ll help define and enforce this bar for the team, as well find solutions that allow the team to move quickly with a high degree of safety.  At Rippling, we believe that software is a powerful tool to “free smart people to do hard things”, and that applies to the tools and processes we use internally as well.
  • Lead technical design discussions for new features, as well as providing feedback on other engineers’ designs.
  • Mentor junior members, lead and practice engineering excellence practice
What you will need
  • 7+ years of experience in backend product engineering using Python, Django, or related technologies
  • Strong CS/algorithms fundamentals
  • You have seen systems operating at a significant technical and organizational scale
  • Strong product intuition:  you care about design and user experience and are quick to identify how these could be improved. 
  • Entrepreneurial mindset:  you thrive in unstructured environments and enjoy identifying big problems in addition to solving them.
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:

162,000 - 283,500 USD per year (US San Francisco Bay Area)


San Francisco, CA

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