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Gusto (formerly ZenPayroll)
Sr. Software Engineer, Payments
Is the word “fintech” music to your ears? Are you excited by the idea that pushing code literally means moving money? If so, let’s chat! Over 40,000 customers trust Gusto’s payments system to move their money seamlessly to empower their businesses. The Payments team is responsible for building and leveling up the infrastructure that already moves tens of billions of dollars a year (and growing!) to enable the next phase of growth for Gusto.

Day-to-day, Payments engineers work full-stack: the API integrations with banking partners, the backend systems that efficiently processes millions of payment instructions from our customers every day, the reconciliation and reporting tools, and the UI to enable efficient internal operations are all part of the team’s responsibilities. The Payments team also routinely collaborates across functions and organizations to create seamless internal experiences for our product engineering, financial, and operational departments.

Here’s what you’ll do:

Work across the stack to architect, test, and maintain a robust payments infrastructure
Work closely with several organizations across the company to satisfy critical business needs
Level-up Gusto’s core payments and financial reporting systems
Improve Gusto’s engineering practices
Here’s what we’re looking for:

4+ years of experience designing and building high-throughput systems that scale
Passion for engineering best practices such as code quality and automated testing
Comfort and experience with building and working with APIs
Comfort and experience with debugging production systems
Highly collaborative mindset
Willingness to be held to a high bar, and reciprocate to others on the team
Bonus: Interest or experience in the fintech industry space

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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