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Gusto (formerly ZenPayroll)
Sr. Software Engineer, Growth

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 senior engineer to join our Growth Engineering team.  


Here’s what you’ll do day-to-day:


Combine your engineering skills with an entrepreneurial mindset to find new and innovative ways to bring users onto the Gusto platform

Participate in weekly brainstorming and impact analysis to ensure we’re working on the right things

Use data to concretely understand the impact of your work in the form of experiment results and team-level user acquisition metrics

Develop and manage engineering-led user acquisition channels like our Referrals Program to generate millions of dollars in new revenue per year

Collaborate closely with our Marketing and Design teams on cross-functional projects to refine Gusto’s brand and improve ease of signup for our users

Mentor engineers on the team, as well as participate in interviews

Here’s what we’re looking for:


At least 5 years of full-stack software engineering experience

Strong communication skills. Enjoys collaborating with non-technical partner teams

Comfortable working on a mix of open ended experiment ideas and projects with detailed specifications. Great at identifying edge cases

Always ready to explore new tools, libraries, and vendors. Not afraid to ask questions. Willing to learn what you don’t already know

Bonus Points:


Experience with ES6, Ruby on Rails or similar (Django, Express, Play, etc.), and React or similar (Backbone, Angular, Ember, Vue, etc.)

Experience working on Growth Engineering at another company

Experience with event analytics (Amplitude, Mixpanel, Kissmetrics, etc.) and experimentation (A/B, multivariate)

Comfortable working with data and digging into numbers to find issues and insights. 

Loves thinking outside the box to come up with creative growth projects


Job Location(s):
San Francisco, CA, US
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