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Gusto (formerly ZenPayroll)
Software Engineering Manager
Gusto is making the most complicated, impersonal business tasks simple and personal. Imagine payroll that brings everyone peace of mind, HR that transforms work into a community, and benefits that help people plan for a better future. That’s what we’re building at Gusto.

We’re looking for a strong, motivated, and creative engineer to lead part of the Engineering team. As a leader on this team, you’ll be given full autonomy over everything in your domain as you scale what this team means at Gusto.

Here’s what you'll do:

Lead and mentor a team of 3-4 talented engineers
Work on exciting new products, helping employers build communities within their organizations and building great places to work for their employees
Collaborate closely with our product team to define, plan, and prioritize our product roadmap
Write code every day. Develop, test, and deploy features across the entire stack alongside your teammates
Ship products that are integral to Gusto’s long-term strategy and have significant growth impact
Partner with recruiting to help scale the engineering team by actively sourcing and closing new talent
Bring out the best in the individuals on your team by enabling them to do the best work of their lives.
Here's what we're looking for:

5+ years industry experience in software engineering, with considerable full-stack web application experience
2+ years of management experience
Strong hands on coding, design, and architectural skills
Comfortable with ambiguity and rapid change: excited about pushing out lots of code quickly and constantly iterating
Thorough and methodical: you enjoy working with data and using it to make informed business decisions
Empathetic and user-focused: you care deeply about the product experience, you understand users’ motivations and frustrations, and you genuinely want to help them
Empathetic and employee-focused: you care deeply about the people in your team, helping them to achieve their personal and professional goals, and enabling them to do the best work of their lives.
Experience working in our stack (Ruby on Rails, React.js) is a plus, but not required

Gusto’s mission is to create a world where work empowers a better life. By making complicated, impersonal business tasks simple and personal, Gusto is reimagining HR, payroll, and benefits for over 40,000 companies nationwide. Gusto has offices in San Francisco and Denver and the company’s investors include Google Capital, General Catalyst, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, as well as the founders of Instagram, Stripe, Nest, PayPal, Yelp, Dropbox, and Eventbrite, among others.
Job Location(s):
San Francisco, CA, US
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