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Senior Staff Software Engineer - Identity Platform



Software Engineering
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 18, 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 employee’s 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

The Identity team’s mission is to provide a single source of truth for authentication and security policy management across all user types and applications, giving customers the confidence to endlessly scale their organization on Rippling. We’re looking for a technical leader who will be responsible for building highly scalable and reliable authentication infrastructure that powers all Rippling products, as well as building products that empower our customers to seamlessly connect to the external applications they use on a daily basis.

This team owns various domain-related products:

  • Identity and access management

  • Multi-factor authentication

  • Single sign-on

  • Password manager

  • Authentication settings

  • Authentication risk analysis

  • Activity logging, etc.

What You'll Do:

  • Design, build and scale the next generation of Rippling’s authentication services, which have the highest uptime requirement of Rippling products

  • Work closely with stakeholders and management to define and deliver the team’s strategic roadmap

  • Mentor and coach team members to enable engineering excellence within the team, and ensure the team outputs high-quality, well-tested code

  • Apply industry-leading technologies to secure our customers

  • Solve complex problems which are unique for Rippling

  • Provide leadership and ownership over multiple product spaces

  • Advocate for user experience by connecting to the different company partners and our end-users

  • Learn and understand how your product can help Rippling continually differentiate itself


  • 10+ years of software engineering experience, with 3+ years in technical lead or architect roles

  • Experience building highly available, highly scalable platforms that power multiple products

  • Ability to thrive in an ambiguous environment by identifying areas of impact and independently pursuing them

  • Passionate about being in a product-focused environment where everyone cares deeply about customer impact

  • Excellent ability to communicate complex technical ideas with clarity and precision in written and verbal modes

  • Passionate about mentoring and upleveling team members

  • Preferred experience (but not required) in our technology stack - Python, Django, Golang, React, MongoDB, AWS

  • Bonus points if you’ve had direct experience with the Identity domain

Additional Information:

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