Sf, somewhere we dont work
501+ employees
251 - 500 engineers
$100m+ funding
Series d

We're the people platform. Gusto is the one place modern employers can go to onboard, pay, insure, and support their hardworking teams. With our smart technology and friendly service, we make the lives of working people a little easier, a little more secure, and a little brighter every day.

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Active Roles

Why join us?

  • We've achieved product/market fit and are growing quickly. — We recently raised a $200 million round of funding to help us fulfill our mission of becoming the default people platform for small businesses.

  • You'll get to be involved in building our new product line — We're working on introducing a new suite of products to the market. Building new products is always exciting and you'll get to do that here.

  • Culture — We are consistently voted one of the best companies in San Francisco to work at. We've worked hard to build a culture where people are happy and productive, it means a lot to us.

Engineering at Gusto

Engineering team and processes

Our engineering teams operate on weekly cycles. A typical team consists of 3-5 engineers, a product manager, and a designer. Testing and code reviews are a must for any branch to be merged into development. Kicking off a build to deploy code to production is as simple as entering a Slack command, and we’re deploying multiple times every day. We give kudos anytime someone submits a pull request that deletes more code than added.

Technical Challenges

Being precise at a huge scale — We are processing close to $20 billion in payroll and processing payments annually. We can't afford to make any mistakes at that scale and have built bank grade software to do this.

Elegantly abstracting complex and ever-changing government systems — It's not easy to accurately build a payroll system that works well in all fifty states and thousands of local tax agencies, especially when they don't always have good APIs. The same goes for dealing with big health insurance carriers. Building a system that is extendable and scalable can be challenging but rewarding.

Keeping our customer's information safe — Gusto is entrusted with a huge amount of customer PII (personally identifiable information) and PHI (protected health information). We store SSNs, EINs, bank account numbers, salaries, home addresses and more. Making sure we're safely handling this information while being able to ship code continuously and quickly is a unique technical challenge for us.

Making infrastructure better — We're currently decoupling our code base to make it more service orientated and making it have well defined interfaces. If you enjoy thinking about infrastructure, now is a great time to join.

Projects you might work on
  • Work on our payments infrastructure that processes $20+ billion dollars annually. Everyday, millions of dollars of customer funds goes through our bank account.

  • Help build from scratch our a data warehouse so that everyone at Gusto can use data to better inform their day-to-day and long-term strategic decisions.

  • As Gusto grows, build the infrastructure that allows us to seamlessly scale up or down. Help build tools so our engineering teams can quickly and painlessly spin up new services without sweating the details.

  • Ship Payroll, HR, or Benefits features end-to-end by first writing the business logic and internal API endpoints using Rails, then consuming said endpoints using React.js

Tech stack
Ruby on Rails
Amazon S3
Amazon EC2
Amazon RDS

Working at Gusto

We are on a mission to help small businesses thrive. We are values-driven, high-performing and friendly!

Diversity and Inclusion

Gusto cares deeply about representation, belonging and inclusion. Take a look at our engineering blog to learn all about our efforts:

Perks & benefits
  • Travel

    Every employee gets a free flight to anywhere in the world on their 1 year anniversary.

  • Transportation

    We’ll pay for your local transit pass or repairs and maintenance for your bike.

  • Maternal/Paternal Leave

    Our new parent package includes paid leave, meal delivery, house cleanings, sleep coaching, and a surprise gift.

  • Generous Vacation

    You can take the time you need to travel, rest, and reconnect with your friends and family.

  • Free Food

    We provide delicious free snacks, lunch, and dinner every weekday.

  • Other

    Our conception benefit includes egg freezing and IVF without an infertility diagnosis. Gender confirmation benefits include reassignment surgery and hormone therapy.

  • 401(k) Contribution

    We offer 401(k) and 529 plans plus a fitness and mobile phone stipend.

  • Health Insurance

    We offer excellent medical, dental and vision coverage, plus tax-advantaged HSA, FSA, and Dependent Care accounts.

  • Company Retreats
  • Team Activities
  • Flexible Hours
  • Relocation
  • Gym/Fitness
  • Beautiful Office
Our Team by the Numbers

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