Manager, Payments Platform Data Analytics


San Francisco, CA



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 Payment Operations is looking for its first Payments Platform Data Analytics Lead responsible for designing, building, and maintaining services that automatically process massive amounts of financial data, providing visibility into each step of the money movement lifecycle in Rippling's payments product ecosystem. This will be an individual contributor and will not have any direct reports.

This is an exciting opportunity to become a foundational member of the Payments Ops team, where you’ll be responsible for ensuring that our customers and external financial institutions correctly settle with Rippling on every single transaction. This is currently an individual contributor role, with high visibility that is expected to lead this area of Rippling and it is a role that is expected to grow. It’s a highly cross-functional role with significant visibility within the executive team. You will empower Accounting, Finance, Risk, Payments, and product teams by delivering accurate data that not only are crucial to Rippling’s financials but also play a significant role in guaranteeing the correct functioning of product systems at Rippling.

What you will do

  • Collaborate across the company with engineering, accounting, financial partnerships and product teams to analyze and account for billions of dollars moving through the Rippling payment platform

  • Build full-cycle analysis using SQL, Python, or other scripting and statistical tools and develop real-time metrics dashboards to manage key financial and operating levers of the business

  • Develop, monitor and maintain KPI’s in order to measure operational effectiveness and initiate continuous improvement initiatives with respect to new payment products

  • Monitor the payment flows between systems, banks, processors and inter-company, perform daily account reconciliations, and follow up on any discrepancies

  • React swiftly to issues which may arise, to summarize facts and provide recommendations for timely resolution of critical (real money) issues

  • Work on other ad hoc projects within the finance organization, as required

  • Create, maintain and ensure completeness and accuracy of payment dashboards and collaborate with data engineering to implement, document, validate, and monitor our evolving data infrastructure

What you will need

  • Master’s degree or Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Statistics, MIS or other quantitative fields

  • 5+ years demonstrated experience in applying statistical analysis, modeling, machine learning and/or exploratory analysis to large datasets, ideally in payments processing, quote-to-cash financial reporting

  • Extensive experience with SQL, Python, or other scripting languages and their application to all phases of the data science development process (initial analysis and model development through deployment)

  • Experience with general accounting principles, with the general ledger close process, and regulatory compliance

  • Experience working with engineering, finance, and accounting  teams to assess their data needs and build automated reporting pipelines

  • Strong problem-solving and communication skills, with the ability to communicate findings and recommendations clearly to both technical and non-technical audiences

  • Ability to interface with multiple stakeholders and senior leadership (C-suite) across the organization

  • Bonus point - Experience with payment types including ACH, wires, real time payments and reconciliation

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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