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

The HR Apps team helps small business owners grow and manage thriving teams. It’s a newly-formed product area that will grow into two engineering/product/design pods over the coming months. Some of the features this team owns:

  • Applicant tracking: help employers post open jobs, manage candidates and interviews, and hire compliantly
  • Learning management: deliver guided learning to meet compliance requirements and grow team members’ skills.
  • Performance management: gather peer and manager feedback, manage performance reviews, and set development goals.

About the opportunity

We’re looking for a product-oriented IC design leader to join our new HR Apps team. This designer will ship products that help small business owners hire, manage, retain, and celebrate their team members. You’ll be the design representative in this product area’s cross-functional leadership team. You’ll work with your PM, engineering, and data peers to establish strategy, roadmap, and UX vision. You’ll collaborate with another senior design IC on your team to ship project-level work.

Here’s what you’ll do day-to-day:

  • Work with your cross-functional partners to define a long-term UX vision for your product area and how it fits into Gusto’s broader vision
  • Co-lead the definition of product strategy, roadmap, team OKRs, and project direction
  • Build our collective understanding of customers’ HR needs through research and data
  • Design and ship both net-new and iterative projects that deliver consistent value to our customers
  • Contribute to Gusto’s product design leadership community by sharing your skills and experience
  • Champion our design system and platform standards, and help evolve them through your product work
  • This role has the potential to grow into a player/coach people management role over time, depending on the goals of the successful candidate

Here’s what we're looking for:

  • Breadth of impact: This role will be one of Gusto’s most senior IC design leaders. You should have demonstrated experience leading design direction across multiple teams, and influencing design/product across multiple product areas.
  • Product acumen: This role will contribute directly to business and product strategy. You should be comfortable working with executive stakeholders, and be able to demonstrate how you’ve shaped business decisions.
  • Builder mindset: The person in this role will ship customer-facing products, not just plans and documents. You should be able to demonstrate how you’ve used design as a tool for communication and persuasion.
  • High quality bar: This role will be a tireless advocate for our customers’ experience with Gusto. You should be able to demonstrate how you’ve maintained design quality and accessibility across screen sizes, while shipping iteratively to deliver customer value early and often.

Nice to have:

  • Experience with or desire to grow into a people management role over time

At Gusto, we strive to provide rewards that empower employees to achieve their financial and personal goals. We offer competitive compensation packages with a strong emphasis on equity based compensation (ownership in Gusto). Our cash compensation range for this role is $174,000/yr to $236,000/yr in Denver & most remote locations, and $204,000/yr to $278,000/yr in San Francisco, Seattle & 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 candidate-accommodations@gusto.com.

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