Mongo Engineer





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 $700M from the world’s top investors—including Kleiner Perkins, Founders Fund, Sequoia, and Bedrock—and was named one of America’s best startup employers by Forbes (#12 out of 500).

About The Role

Rippling codebase written in python with MongoDB as a backend database. We have ~250 engineers working on this infra to add product specific features. The common framework is managed by the platform infra team - middlewares, language runtimes, core libraries, ORM, debugging tools, etc. This role will be deeply technical and you will be building features and tools for product engineers. 

We are looking for an expert in MongoDB who can help us bring best practices, help engineers use MongoDB efficiently and build tools and frameworks to automate. 

What You'll Do: 

  • Continuously observe the Mongo usage, help engineers optimize, suggest solutions at framework level
  • Be aware of the cutting-edge MongoDB ecosystem and introduce them to platform
  • Conceive and build tools that makes the platform stable and efficient -- in unconventional ways at times
  • Be the in-house expert on Mongo and help product engineers
  • Design scalable and robust systems, and make decisions that will keep pace with the rapid growth of Rippling
  • Build relationships with developers across all of our teams to understand their needs and satisfy them with projects you develop


  • 7+ years of overall experience 
  • 4+ years of production experience using Mongo
  • A passion for for technology to continuously update yourself
  • Passionate about working at framework level that will make impact across the platform
  • Exposure to using Django, MongoDB, React, AWS will be a plus
  • You want to be part of a team of the most talented, forward-thinking engineers in the industry

If you don’t meet all of the requirements listed here, we still encourage you to apply. No job description is perfect, and we might find an even more suitable opportunity that matches your skills and experience.

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 accommodations[at]

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