Senior Staff Software Engineer - Infrastructure
About The Role
Rippling is looking for someone to lead architecture initiatives that will support Rippling's continued scalability and performance through a period of hypergrowth. As one of the most senior technical roles in the company, they will work with teams across the organization to explore the company's most challenging technical problems, and develop solutions for them. A successful leader in this role will have exceptional insight on scaling distributed systems, and ability to project influence across the organization, coupled with a hands-on attitude and willingness to drive projects to completion.
What You'll Do:
Lead the design and implementation of the next generation of Rippling's frameworks, including a service oriented architecture, a platform for ingesting and processing employee data at scale, and a domain specific language.
Ensure Rippling's continued scalability and performance through a period of hypergrowth
Anticipate technical challenges facing Rippling before they arise, and design and implement solutions to solve them.
Work with teams facing complex technical challenges of their own. Be a catalyst for developing high quality software and architecture across the company.
Represent Rippling technology externally, through conferences, papers, and blog posts.
10+ years of software engineering experience, with 5+ years in technical lead or architect roles
Experience building large-scale distributed systems, such as high-volume SaaS environments, or data processing platforms
Ability to thrive in an ambiguous environment by identifying areas of impact and independently pursuing them
A track record of influencing and enabling forward-thinking technology decisions across a wide organization
Excellent ability to communicate complex technical ideas with clarity and precision in written and verbal modes
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: $240,000 - $336,000/year
Tier 2: $240,000 - $336,000/year
Tier 3: $240,000 - $336,000/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.