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Product Infrastructure Engineer

Gusto

Gusto

Other Engineering, Product
San Francisco, CA, USA · New York, NY, USA · Denver, CO, USA · Los Angeles, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 19, 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 Role:

As an engineer on the Product Infrastructure Ruby/Rails team you work on developer productivity improvements at the core of the language and framework gusto uses for its main applications. You make sure our applications are up-to-date, use an architecture effective at solving our business challenges, and ensure that our build systems run smoothly.

About the Team:

The charter of the Product Infrastructure team at Gusto is Developer Productivity. We strive to improve it through our work on the tools engineers use, the systems we create, and the organizational processes that drive engineering work. We hire technical experts who take a broad view of engineering focused impact and love lifting up their colleagues.

Here’s what you’ll do day-to-day:

  • Seek out and solve for opportunities and inefficiencies in the tooling, APIs, and feedback mechanisms available to product engineers today to improve developer productivity
  • Ideate solutions, and then pitch, plan, measure, and implement them in an iterative fashion
  • Maintain close connection with our product engineering colleagues to see the next change around the corner
  • Create leverage for all of product engineering through your work on services, abstractions, and architecture
  • Collaborate with our other technical infrastructure engineering teams, product development teams and also data science, operations, product management and design teams to lead and own developing end to end product experiences for complex customer needs from initial planning, execution, to final delivery

Here’s what we're looking for:

  • 7+ years of experience with software development and architecture
  • Experience and/or interest in building tooling that makes your engineering colleagues successful
  • Experience and/or interest in Ruby, Rails, architecture, developer tooling, asynchronous processing, and agile and lean software development
  • Great communicator: We regularly make changes to how product engineers work, and must be able to effectively plan, document, consult, and collaborate with them. The ability to use anecdotes and data to illustrate the impact of your work.

Learn more about the team:

Our cash compensation amount for this role is targeted at $225,000-$245,000 for San Francisco, Seattle & New York and $184,000-$204,000 for Denver & most remote locations. 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 candidate-accommodations@gusto.com.