Gusto's mission is to create a world where work empowers a better life through payroll, HR, and benefits.

Founded 2011
501-1000 employees
  • Banking, Corporate Finance, & Investing
  • Headquarters address
    525 20th St, San Francisco, CA 94107

    About the Team

    “At its core, Gusto Engineering is mission-driven. I love working with engineers whose values align with mine and who are passionate about their craft. They are committed, life-long learners. I have experienced tremendous personal and professional growth in my short time at Gusto, while at the same time finding meaning and safety in my work.” - Upeka Bulumulla, Sr. Software Engineer at Gusto

    At Gusto, we have an ownership mentality: every employee has the power to make our company better. Our engineers own projects from end-to-end by influencing initial feature specs, building backend APIs (Rails), writing frontend code (React), and overseeing ongoing improvements for deployed features.

    Our engineering culture is built upon camaraderie and great ideas. We have dedicated pairing stations around the office to onboard new teammates and review code, demo days where we share our latest projects, and quarterly hackathons to dive into and ship new features.

    Our interviews also involve pair-programming, where candidates partner with the interviewer on a practical programming task, often in our codebase. The interview helps us assess how the candidates might collaborate on our team.

    We’re hiring engineers across all of our missions and teams who have experience building scalable, modern software and are ready to make an impact and push boundaries! Check out our engineering blog to learn more:

    About Gusto

    Launched in 2011, Gusto created software so entrepreneurs could focus on the things they loved, not figuring out how to pay their employees. We now process tens of billions of dollars in annual payroll and solve problems for every aspect of the employment experience, from health insurance to family leave, enabling employees to take control of their financial destiny.

    Tech stack

    Ruby, Rails, Javascript, React.js, MySQL, Kubernetes


    Compensation and retirement

    Stock Options
    401k plan
    Cell phone reimbursement
    Commuter assistance plans

    Health and wellness

    Insurance (Health)
    Insurance (Dental)
    Insurance (Vision)
    Insurance (Life)
    Insurance (Disability)

    Vacation and time off

    Paid time off
    Unlimited time off
    Paid holidays
    Flexible working hours
    Volunteer time off
    Maternity benefits
    Paternity benefits
    Fertility benefits

    Personal development

    Management training
    Job training
    Conferences reimbursement
    Internship program

    Values and quality of life

    Diversity program
    Accessible via public transportation
    Commuter shuttles
    Bike parking
    Employee groups and committees
    Snacks and beverages
    Catered meals
    Company activities
    Games and recreation
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