Gusto
Gusto simplifies HR, payroll & benefits for modern businesses.
San Francisco, CA, USA
Remote
Hybrid

Software Engineer (Senior/Staff)

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Employer Provided Salary: 170,000-272,000 Annually
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About Gusto
Gusto is a modern, online people platform that helps small businesses take care of their teams. On top of full-service payroll, Gusto offers health insurance, 401(k)s, expert HR, and team management tools. Today, Gusto offices in Denver, San Francisco, and New York serve more than 300,000 businesses nationwide.
Our mission is to create a world where work empowers a better life, and it starts right here at Gusto. That's why we're committed to building a collaborative and inclusive workplace, both physically and virtually. Learn more about our Total Rewards philosophy .
We're hiring seasoned engineers to join our teams that work on customer-facing products, developing features and iterating across our platform. As a Gusto Software Engineer at this level, you'll oversee projects end-to-end by influencing initial feature specs, building backend APIs, writing frontend code, and overseeing ongoing improvements for deployed features. If you're interested in building elegant software with far-reaching effects in our modern economy, join us!
Here's what you'll do day to day:

  • Architect, build, and test Gusto's product suite the spans across Payroll, Benefits, HR, Time, Tax Credits, and more
  • Mentor other engineers to help solve some of the hardest technical problems out there in very complex domains and at a large scale
  • Help scale one of the largest Ruby/Rails and Javascript/React applications in the world
  • Collaborate with our Product Management and Design teams to understand customer pain points, come up with solutions, and then prototype, iterate, and launch daily
  • Build a product that our customers genuinely love


Here's what we're looking for:

  • Successful applicants will typically have at least 8+ years of professional software development experience
  • Experience as a technical lead, influencing the work of multiple teams on projects
  • Experience architecting, building and testing large-scale production level code
  • Demonstrated data modeling skills
  • Passion for creating memorable experiences for customers
  • Interest in complex product development problems -- we use Rails & React
  • Appreciation for a collaborative, test-driven environment
  • Able to build well-structured, easily maintainable, well-documented code
  • Experience in one of these would be nice, but not required:
    • HR, Payroll, Payments, Fintech, or Tax products
    • AI/Machine Learning
    • API development


Our cash compensation amount for this role is targeted at $170,000/yr to $202,000/yr in Denver & most remote locations, and $206,000/yr to $244,000/yr for San Francisco & New York. Stock equity is additional. Final offer amounts are determined by multiple factors including candidate experience and expertise and may vary from the amounts listed above.
Gusto has physical office spaces in Denver, San Francisco, and New York City. Employees who are based in those locations will be expected to work from the office on designated days approximately 2-3 days per week (or more depending on role). The same office expectations apply to all Symmetry roles, Gusto's subsidiary, whose physical office is in Scottsdale.
Note: The San Francisco office expectations encompass both the San Francisco and San Jose metro areas.
When approved to work from a location other than a Gusto office, a secure, reliable, and consistent internet connection is required.
Our customers come from all walks of life and so do we. We hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it's the right thing to do, but because it makes our company stronger. If you share our values and our enthusiasm for small businesses, you will find a home at Gusto.
Gusto is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate in hiring or any employment decision based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or other applicable legally protected characteristic. Gusto considers qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. Gusto is also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you require assistance in filling out a Gusto job application, please reach out to [email protected].

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Candidate Location Eligibility:
Albuquerque, NM
Ann Arbor, MI
Atlanta, GA
Austin, TX
Baltimore, MD
Baton Rouge, LA
Birmingham, AL
Boise, ID
Boston, MA
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Charlotte, NC
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What are Gusto Perks + Benefits

Gusto Benefits Overview

Taking care of our people is just as important as taking care of our customers. We offer competitive total compensation packages with an emphasis on equity, along with many other great benefits, some of which are included below!

Medical, dental, and vision: comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits, plus a variety of mental health resources.

Time off
Gusties are encouraged to take the time off they need to continue doing great work.

Inclusive healthcare
Fertility benefits, parental leave, pregnancy termination, caregiving, gender-affirming surgery, hormone treatments, transgender-inclusive services, and more.

Free meals and refreshments
If you work at one of our offices, enjoy food, drinks, and snacks— on us. Conversation and community is an added bonus!

Sabbaticals
Celebrate 5 or 10 years at Gusto and take a month off to recharge.

Stipends
Take advantage of monthly internet, phone, and wellness stipends. Enjoy commuter or remote work stipends, along with and cash for your Gusto anniversaries!

Culture
Open office floor plan
Employee resource groups
Quarterly engagement surveys
Hybrid work model
Diversity
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Diversity employee resource groups
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Mental health benefits
Transgender health care benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K)
Company equity
Child Care & Parental Leave
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Adoption Assistance
Fertility benefits
Gusto provides a benefit designed to support your unique parenthood journey. The benefit is not health insurance, but rather provides resources to make family forming more accessible to everyone.
Vacation + Time Off
Generous PTO
Sabbatical
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Bereavement leave benefits
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Free daily meals
If you work at one of our offices, enjoy food, drinks, and snacks— on us.
Free snacks and drinks
Fitness stipend
Home-office stipend for remote employees
Professional Development
Lunch and learns
Promote from within

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