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Staff Software Engineer - Compute Infrastructure



Software Engineering, Other Engineering
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Friday, July 28, 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
The Compute Platform team is responsible for scalable, secure, and stable execution of applications in our prod and non-prod environments. Our primary code base is a Python monolith. We have homegrown tools and frameworks for running background jobs, deployments, and managing cloud infrastructure.  You will have an opportunity to work at the Platform level and have an outsized impact on all Rippling engineers. We work with a diverse set of technologies, specifically AWS, Kubernetes, Terraform, Helm charts, Lambdas, Buildkite, Python, and Datadog.
What You'll Do: 
  • Solve problems on deployment infrastructure - in unconventional ways at times
  • Conceive and build tools that make developers efficient and push high-quality code
  • Work on home-grown frameworks and enhancements 
  • Help in evolving Rippling architecture as we rapidly scale and decouple our monolith
  • Design scalable and robust systems
  • Build relationships with developers across all of our teams to understand and satisfy their needs
  • 8+ years of professional work experience in Cloud Infrastructure
  • Experience with build, development, or release systems (e.g. Git, Jenkins, Chef, Docker)
  • Backend development / Python experience is a big plus
  • Empathy towards other engineers and a focus on building scalable distributed systems

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 accomodations@rippling.com
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.

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.