Interesting Data Gigs # 14: Staff Software Engineer - Big Data Platform at Rippling
Help to build the Employee Management System of the Future
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Hello Data people.
Today, we will be discussing a very interesting role in one of my favorite companies out there: Staff Software Engineer - Data Platform at Rippling.
Let’s talk about some interesting facts about Rippling
First things first: Rippling is Parker Conrad’s “Third Act“, and I truly love that.
Because Parker is a very experienced founder who has experienced almost everything as an entrepreneur.
So, let me tell you why you should work side by side with Parker and his crew at Rippling:
He has deep expertise and knowledge about the problems he is solving with Rippling, thanks to his former company Zenefits
He has learned from his mistakes and is taking the industry by storm.
Brad Armstrong, SVP of Business and Corporate Development at Rippling wrote about it:
And Parker feels the same:
Three years later, Rishab joined Rippling and made this a reality. The Rippling Finance Cloud launched today, and Rishab is its founder.
— Parker Conrad (@parkerconrad)
Sep 20, 2022
But, let’s talk about the actual problems that Rippling is solving right now.
This team is building the Employee Management System of the Future literally.
The company now is valued at $11.25 Billion, after the raising of its Series D of $250 Million, co-led by Bedrock and Kleiner Perkins, and the total funding until this date is $700 Million.
But it’s like Bedrock wrote here: Rippling is built different:
When you see a founder with that tough skin and that drive, the wise move is to actually help to build that rocketship, and boy: Rippling is firing at all cylinders, and the last proof of that is the launch of Rippling Spend Management, part of what they call as the Rippling Finance Cloud with now three suites of products: Spend Management, Corporate Cards, Payroll and Bill Pay (not launched yet).
But the real deal here is the whole platform:
Can you imagine that with all those separated systems, you can actually “merge them” into a single platform? That’s the beauty of Rippling here.
They are truly building something different here. As Parker shared at Forbes:
This is the big win here: what they called the Employee Graph.
So, it’s the perfect time to join this rocketship, my friend.
Let’s talk about the position
Let’s analyze the job description first:
There are several insights here:
This means that Rippling is an AWS shop, and for all the insights here: this is a very important role for the future of the company, due to you will build some of the data-related foundations for the business.
So, let’s share some ideas on how to approach this application
Let’s discuss two ideas on how to approach this job application (THE REAL MEAT)
Idea # 1: Get familiar with the tech stack
I know that is a lot of things to think about here, but you should read at least about some of the underlying tech here, and of course: identify ways to accelerate the speed of innovation at Rippling, or a way to save money on the ops.
My first advice if you are using Amazon Web Services is the same: Use AWS Graviton.
I will let you some resources to read about it:
Rippling’s team loves speed and cost savings, so Graviton is perfect for it.
Idea # 2: Find ways to save money on AWS Bills at Rippling
There are so many ways to save money with AWS, but I’m a practical man, so I will let you one of my favorite ones to do it:
Rippling is in the business of efficiency and time saving, so you can do both if you take these ideas and implement them.
Idea # 3: Reach out to the Rippling team
It's always a good idea to chat with someone from the company. So, I will let some members of the team here:
Good luck with your application, buddy.
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