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.

We’re hiring engineers to join these teams and work on customer-facing products, developing features and iterating across our platform to help define the customer journey at Gusto.  Our main goal in these teams is to keep our customers happy and to deliver a consistently great experience across all of our products.

Here’s what you’ll do day-to-day:

  • Collaborate with designers and other engineers to build and maintain our frontend experiences using – but not limited to – Typescript, Javascript, React, GraphQL, CSS, and HTML
  • Coordinate across teams in building accessible, modular, performant frontend experiences
  • Create and improve on tools for developing performant, accessible experiences for our customers
  • Make architectural improvements to Gusto’s frontend infrastructure


Here’s what we’re looking for:

  • 6+ years of technical experience in a frontend engineering role
  • Highly proficient in HTML, CSS, JavaScript, React, TypeScript
  • Strong history of cross-functional collaboration with Design and/or other non-technical teams
  • Interest in complex product development problems 
  • Experience with a JavaScript testing library for unit, integration, and end to end validation
  • Appreciation for a collaborative, test-driven environment
  • Experience turning wireframes and mockups into responsive, accessible, tested code
  • Well-structured, easily maintainable, well-documented code that balances beauty and pragmatism
  • Passionate about creating inclusive, accessible experiences for everyone
  • Familiar with emerging trends in frontend web application development, including the various approaches to styling (CSS Modules, CSS-in-JS, Sass, etc.), component libraries (Material UI, Carbon, Polaris, and Lightning), accessibility tooling (aXe, Lighthouse), and observability (RUM, Synthetic Testing)
  • Bonus for having experience with web application frameworks such as Ruby on Rails

Learn more about the Experience Foundations team:

Gusto is a people-platform that makes it easier for businesses to pay, insure, and support their teams. People are critical to our mission, so our user-experience needs to support them to support their teams. Gusto’s platform has grown an impressive amount over the years, but we haven’t had a team that could step back and design how those different product offerings should interoperate across a cohesive people platform.

That’s where we come in! Our work is the global experience strategy layer that sits squarely between product teams and our design system. We’re a fairly new team at Gusto with an exciting charter with big impact on the user-experience.

There are two sides to our mission: tactical work that immediately improves the experiences today and strategic work that is defining where the product needs to go. Addressing our experiences from either end of the spectrum helps inform the other half — and why we intentionally work on both.

Our cash compensation amount for this role is targeted at $128-$225K in Denver & most remote locations, and $170-250K 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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