Senior Security Engineer


San Francisco or Remote (USA)



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

As a security engineer at Rippling, you will play a key role in building Rippling's growing security program, making key decisions and working hands on to build systems to safeguard our customers and data. The incredible scope of Rippling's product provides a unique set of security challenges, but security and compliance are held as core functions. As an early member of Rippling's security team, you'll have a meaningful impact on the priorities and direction of the security program at one of the fastest growing companies in the world.

What You'll Do: 

  • Identify security risks and propose mitigation strategies
  • Lead the response to security events, and then implement systems to prevent the same event from recurring or automate the security response
  • Engage with internal teams to provide security guidance and feedback
  • Implement and manage security tools for security monitoring and incident response
  • Enforce security best practices through automation
  • Write effective security response playbooks


  • 5+ years of experience on a security team, coordinating responses to production security incidents
  • Someone who can automate security responses
  • Experience developing security tools using common toolsets and programming languages
  • A solid understanding of Linux and networking security fundamentals
  • An expert on cloud security tools
  • Comfort and experience with at least one modern SIEM
  • Security forensics experience in both cloud and corporate infrastructure
  • Experience with malware analysis and reverse engineering
  • A passion for learning and continuous growth

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]

We are committed both to the health of our employees and to promoting a safe and collaborative workplace, and vaccinations are the best way to end the COVID-19 pandemic and to protect our community. In the U.S., where permitted under federal and state law, all offers of employment will be conditioned upon new hires providing proof of vaccination prior to their start date, unless the individual qualifies for an accommodation. For all other locations, vaccinations are strongly encouraged.

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