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Staff Infrastructure Security Engineer



Other Engineering
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, April 5, 2023
About Rippling
Rippling is the first way for businesses to manage all of their HR & IT—payroll, benefits, computers, apps, and more—in one unified workforce platform.
By connecting every business system to one source of truth for employee data, businesses can automate all of the manual work they normally need to do to make employee changes. Take onboarding, for example. With Rippling, you can just click a button and set up a new employees’ payroll, health insurance, work computer, and third-party apps—like Slack, Zoom, and Office 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, Bedrock, and Greenoaks—and was named one of America’s best startup employers by Forbes (#12 out of 500).

About The Role

Rippling is growing exceptionally fast and we have a 600 person engineering team that ships code dozens of times every day. As a senior infrastructure security engineer you’ll be working closely with the infrastructure team to build safeguards, enabling engineers to move fast safely, writing code to resolve cloud security problems and defining the direction of our infrastructure security team.

What You'll Do:

  • Design, build and scale security data pipelines that will transform millions of log records into measurable security signals.

  • Implement security controls for Terraform, Kubernetes and AWS.

  • Work with our engineering partners to create engineering paved paths.

  • Define and provide actionable security metrics for the organization.

  • Help create and execute a detailed infrastructure security roadmap and vision.

  • Participate in security design reviews and threat model exercises.

  • Provide mentorship to other engineers.


  • 7+ years of experience in security or software engineering in a cloud environment.

  • Experience securing Kubernetes workloads.

  • Proficiency in either Python or Go.

  • Moderate familiarity with deployment automation/configuration management (eg. Terraform, CloudFormation, Ansible).

  • Expertise with AWS security controls and services.

Additional Information
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.
Tier 1: $198,000 - $279,000/year
Tier 2: $178,000 - $252,000/year
Tier 3: $168,000 - $238,000/year
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 above.
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 times a week under current policy, to be an essential function of the employee's role.
Even if you don’t meet all of the requirements listed here, we still encourage you to apply. Skills can be used in lots of different ways and your life and professional experience may be relevant beyond what a list of requirements will capture.