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Engineering Manager - Gusto Pro



Software Engineering, Other Engineering
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, July 3, 2024

About Gusto

Gusto is a modern, online people platform that helps small businesses take care of their teams. On top of full-service payroll, Gusto offers health insurance, 401(k)s, expert HR, and team management tools. Today, Gusto offices in Denver, San Francisco, and New York serve more than 300,000 businesses nationwide.

Our mission is to create a world where work empowers a better life, and it starts right here at Gusto. That’s why we’re committed to building a collaborative and inclusive workplace, both physically and virtually. Learn more about our Total Rewards philosophy.

About the Team and Role

Accountants play a critical role in Gusto’s business, as partners and advisors to the hundreds of thousands of business owners on our platform. The Gusto Pro Product team is responsible for building a product experience that supports Accountant Partners in efficiently serving our mutual customers and helping them grow and succeed.

As an Engineering Manager on the Gusto Pro team, you’ll directly empower a small but powerful cohort of 4 engineers on the Scale My Firm team, supporting them in their continued growth and success. You’ll collaborate with a talented cross-functional team of Product, Design, and Data partners, focusing on building experiences that simplify Accountants managing clients on Gusto, and supporting them in expanding their own and their clients’ businesses.

Here’s what you’ll do day-to-day:

  • Build and foster an inclusive, collaborative and high performance culture
  • Conduct regular 1:1s with your team members to support their continued growth and learning
  • Collaborate with our product management and design teams to define problem spaces and lead technical projects from initial planning, execution, to final delivery
  • Partner with Marketing, Sales, and others within and outside your team
  • Help build and manage team processes and create a culture that enables the team to do its best work
  • Provide and receive mentorship and peer support

Here’s what we're looking for:

  • 6+ years of relevant hands-on programming experience
  • 2+ years of engineering management experience
  • Experience on a growth team
  • Comfortable guiding the team strategically as well as contributing hands on where it’s needed to support the team. Expect to be reviewing code, and coding where it’s needed to move the team along.
  • Comfortable navigating a complex and ambiguous problem space, and asking for help and clarification when needed
  • Experience in negotiating cross-functional projects and driving business growth
  • A desire to grow and learn on the job

Our cash compensation amount for this role is targeted at $164,000-$204,000 in Denver & most remote locations, and $199,000-$235,000 in San Francisco and New York. Final offer amounts are determined by multiple factors including candidate experience and expertise and may vary from the amounts listed above.

Gusto has physical office spaces in Denver, San Francisco, and New York City. Employees who are based in those locations will be expected to work from the office on designated days approximately 2-3 days per week (or more depending on role). The same office expectations apply to all Symmetry roles, Gusto's subsidiary, whose physical office is in Scottsdale.

Note: The San Francisco office expectations encompass both the San Francisco and San Jose metro areas.

When approved to work from a location other than a Gusto office, a secure, reliable, and consistent internet connection is required.

Our customers come from all walks of life and so do we. We hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it's the right thing to do, but because it makes our company stronger. If you share our values and our enthusiasm for small businesses, you will find a home at Gusto.

Gusto is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate in hiring or any employment decision based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or other applicable legally protected characteristic. Gusto considers qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. Gusto is also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you require assistance in filling out a Gusto job application, please reach out to