Head of Design Systems Engineering

San Francisco, New York, Denver, US Remote, Canada

The Design Systems team is a group of folks whose primary goal is to empower internal teams to design and build high-quality and cohesive experiences with as much efficiency as possible. 

We do this by creating reusable React components and upgrading the quality of our front-end, and by setting clear standards to help teams understand what makes a great user experience at Gusto.

Gusto believes in deep, meaningful collaboration between engineering and design — we know it takes true partnership to build great front-end experiences. The Design Systems team models this collaboration for everyone at Gusto and believe that together we’re stronger than the sum of our individual parts. 

If you’re an engineer that cares deeply about front-end experiences, loves partnering with design, is interested in bridging the gap betweenDesign and Engineering, and you want to influence the direction of Gusto’s products, this job might be for you!

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 200,000 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.

Here’s what you’ll do day-to-day:

  • Empower and grow a dedicated team of talented Design System Engineers.
  • Partner and collaborate with different teams across the company to understand their needs and work to develop the necessary tools and infrastructure to build an accessible, extensible and inclusive design system.
  • Actively involved in the direction of Gusto's products and long-term strategies.

Here’s what we're looking for:

  • 4+ years of engineering management experience.
  • 7+ years of experience working with a Design Systems team.
  • Extensive experience with building accessible, mobile responsive, and modular UI with frameworks such as React.
  • Experience with building internal tools.
  • Strong cross-functional collaboration history.
  • Communication and advocacy skills — can tell a good story about the “why”, simplify complex technical concepts, and motivate and inspire others to contribute

Our cash compensation amount for this role is targeted at $110,000-$216,000 in Denver & most remote locations, and $140,000-$256,000 for San Francisco & New York. Final offer amounts are determined by multiple factors including candidate experience and expertise and may vary from the amounts listed above.

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 need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at accommodations@gusto.com.

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