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Staff Software Engineer, Data Bridge



Software Engineering
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Sunday, January 7, 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 Data Bridge team at Rippling enables our customers to ingest data from hundreds of 3rd party applications into Rippling, and combine it with Rippling core identity data to provide a single pane of glass into how a company functions. Engineers on this team will work with our data cloud and reporting teams, and our applied machine learning teams to build AI-driven products that help teams operate efficiently.
What You'll Do:
  • Lead mission-critical projects and deliver data ingestions capabilities end-to-end with high quality

  • Have clear ownership of one or many products, APIs or platform spaces

  • Work within Rippling's central infrastructure team and Applied ML (AML) team, responsible for delivering highly scalable distributed data ingestion systems, build a data lake architecture for various downstream systems to consume

  • Get exposure to partners and customers in different business domains, who will help provide feedback for your product space

  • Ensure operational excellence and scale the platform capabilities to serve many different UCs across Rippling Products.

  • Build and grow your engineering skills in different challenging areas and solve hard technical problems

  • Influence architecture, technology selections, and trends of the whole company

  • 8+ years of professional work experience as a backend engineer

  • Experience building large-scale user-facing applications, APIs, and developer tools

  • Expertise in building complex distributed services with high availability and strict SLAs

  • Strong CS fundamentals, and knowledge of architecture and common design patterns

  • You’re good at cross-functional communication with product managers, designers, etc

  • You’re passionate about being in a product-focused environment where everyone cares deeply about customer impact

  • You have experience of running data processing pipelines in production using distributed data processing frameworks like Apache Spark or Flink. Databricks experience is a plus

  • Experienced in working within diverse teams of engineers, data scientists, and analysts to implement and maintain high-performance data-processing and data integration systems on top of data lake architecture

  • A huge plus if you are proficient in Python, Django, SQL and MongoDB

  • Bonus points if you’re familiar with SSO with SAML and/or OIDC protocols

  • Bonus points if you’ve built integrations with 3rd party SaaS provides and workflow orchestration systems

  • Bonus points if you’ve previously worked with AWS and have working knowledge of observability tooling

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.
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, FSA, HSA, Commuter, Life and Disability Benefits
  • Uncapped PTO and flexible work hours
  • Free onsite lunch
  • Generous parental leave
  • Transgender health insurance coverage
  • Great compensation package (salary, equity)
  • Fun, casual atmosphere and meeting-light culture