Senior Software Engineer - Risk Engineering


New York



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 leverages a suite of financial infrastructure services to offer our payroll, PEO, and other financial products and in doing so needs to ensure that we manage the various fraud, credit, and compliance risks that come with participating in the global financial ecosystem.

The Risk Engineering team manages the tools, systems, and controls used to manage financial, compliance, and operational risks across Rippling's products and platforms while ensuring we provide a best-in-class user experience for our expanding customer base.

We are looking for a founding member of the team to lead development efforts both within the risk organization and in conjunction with products teams, working across codebases and making significant progress in the short-term.

What You'll Do: 

  • Engineer and maintain innovative, customer-centric, high performance, secure and robust solutions 
  • Build the platform systems that power common capabilities to evaluate user lifecycle events for fraud, credit, and operational risk within the Rippling ecosystem
  • Develop framework for implementing customer-level risk controls across Rippling product suite
  • Architect & maintain tools the risk organization uses to analyze customer activity and implement risk policy
  • Partner with various product teams to implement risk controls to combat fraud and credit risk.
  • Build data ingestions and integrations with third-party systems supporting risk data needs


  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or equivalent 
  • Minimum 3 years of development experience 
  • Experience with the full software development lifecycle for a large-scale software product
  • Experience with web technologies and system design
  • You want to be part of a team of the most talented, forward-thinking engineers in the industry 
  • You’re passionate about being in a product-focused environment where everyone cares deeply about customer impact 


  • Hands-on development experience using Python, Django, MongoDB, React, AWS
  • Domain knowledge in Risk Engineering

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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