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Product Lead, Data Platform



San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, January 26, 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 Unity Platform team is responsible for the products and frameworks that showcase the value of seamlessly integrating HR, IT, Finance, and third-party applications together into one unified platform, which we call Rippling Unity. The team owns application building blocks like reporting & data visualization, automated workflows, permissions, approvals, policies, search, notifications, and a unified data platform that powers it all. Unity products include components that are leveraged and embedded in other Rippling products, along with full-stack Unity products that are used by end Rippling customers. Read more about Rippling Unity at https://www.rippling.com/platform.

In this role, you will lead products in the Unity data platform, unlocking customer value in the interconnected application data sets in the employee graph. The Unity data platform encompasses products for companies to integrate 3rd-party app data into Rippling, transform the data into derived objects, create new formula fields, and use that data across transactional and analytical applications.

What You'll Do:

  • You will lead the product opportunities and execution for evolving Rippling's data stack to meet the evolving needs of its product applications and the customers who integrate and utilize custom and 3rd-party app data in Rippling.

  • You will identify, build, and launch new product opportunities for customers to integrate, transform, and derive data into custom objects.

  • You will be thinking about how our data platform will scale to support the customers and data sets of tomorrow, beyond just meeting today's needs.

  • You’ll be eager to roll up your sleeves and dig into the technical details while obsessing over a simple, intuitive customer experience.


  • 8+ years of Product Management experience

  • Experience in building products that utilize a large, analytical data stack

  • Self-starter with a bias towards action and ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment

  • Thrives in understanding complexity and transforming it into simple user experiences

  • Deep technical, analytical, and problem solving skills

  • Exceptional interpersonal communication, relationship management & organizational skills

  • Strong ability to motivate and inspire people to do their best work

  • Relentlessly focused on customers’ needs

  • Strong alignment with our core values: We push the limits of possible, We go and see, We challenge each other directly

If you don’t necessarily meet all of the requirements listed here, we still encourage you to apply because skills can be used in lots of different ways, your life experience is equally important sometimes.

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
  • Flexible work hours
  • Generous parental leave
  • Transgender health insurance coverage
  • Great compensation package (salary, equity)
  • Onsite meals