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Product Design Manager, Tax Credits

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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 .
Product Design at Gusto is made up of over 60 creative, collaborative people who care deeply about our mission to empower small businesses and their employees. We're a cross-functional bunch focused on Design, Research, Writing, Ops and Front-end Development who are always looking for opportunities to build understanding and empathy for the people who use Gusto. We don't care a whole lot about swim lanes and we work closely with our partners in Product, Engineering, Data, and Marketing to design, build and ship experiences that make a difference. We are passionate advocates for thoughtful, crafted, and inclusive experiences and we believe great design can make hard things possible, even delightful. Read more about Design at Gusto .
About the team
At Gusto, we're dedicated to simplifying the complex world of business operations. As a powerful People Platform, we offer a comprehensive suite of essential products including payroll, benefits, time tracking and more, all designed to streamline processes and empower businesses to thrive. Our commitment to world-class customer experience sets us apart.
Our Tax Credits team at Gusto is bringing to life an 'emerging market' product for our customers. We aim to help guide them through intricate tax credit regulations, unlock financial opportunities and extend the runway for their businesses. The Tax Credits team has ambitious goals to drastically simplify and demystify the complex world of tax credits in order to drive significant customer value and revenue for our business.
About the opportunity
As the Product Design Manager for the Tax Credits team, you'll lead a small team of product designers to craft high quality and intuitive end-to-end experiences for our customers. You'll leverage your strategic business acumen to partner with senior cross-functional leaders to plan and drive the roadmap and multi-year vision. The work on Tax Credits is high visibility, high impact experiences that balance complex technical and compliance requirements. Your leadership will play a pivotal role in simplifying the intricate journey of discovering and securing tax credits, ensuring it's approachable, user-friendly, and stress-free.
Here's what you'll do day-to-day:

  • Develop a deep understanding of the different customers we serve, and how their varying needs translate into product requirements
  • Work with cross-functional partners in Product Management, Engineering, and Data Science to understand customer problems and identify key opportunities for the customer and our business. You'll be the design representative on the senior quartet.
  • Empower a small team of product designers, creating the conditions for them to do work they're proud of and that serves the needs of our customers.
  • Craft the end-to-end journeys and develop frameworks and principles that can be used to help align our teams on the right experiences.
  • Collaborate with our Research, Data Science, and Customer Support teams to build a holistic understanding of customer needs, and make sure they're shared with your teams to inform their thinking, build empathy, and inform prioritization decisions.
  • Collaborate with other key teams and stakeholders at Gusto such as Legal, Compliance, Risk Operations, and other various product owners.
  • Ensure that proposed solutions are customer-informed through research, data, and insights from our Customer Support team.
  • Balance an iterative approach and urgency to solve customer pain with ensuring that short term improvements ladder up to long-term vision and meet a high bar for the customer experience.
  • Hold high standards for the customer experience, including partnering with engineering partners to refine the end customer experience and ensure that what we release is bug free, performant, accessible, and responsive.
  • Drive solutions that establish Gusto as a trusted tax expert advisor, empowering our customers to make confident and informed tax credit decisions.
  • Identify emerging technologies and industry trends, build business cases, and define product vision and strategy.
  • You'll drive team-wide impact through leadership, coaching, and fostering a culture of growth and collaboration.


Here's what we're looking for:

  • 8+ years' Product Design experience with at least 2 of those years being in management roles.
  • Ideally you've worked on enabling simple, easy to use experiences in complex domains like payroll, benefits, finance or banking, etc. Bonus if you have direct experience working on tax and/or accounting products.
  • A track record of upleveling direct reports and raising the bar for design quality within an organization.
  • A proven track record of designing great UX for complex workflows and crafting end-to-end experience visions and frameworks, while showcasing an iterative approach toward execution.
  • A customer-focused mindset and can speak to the impact of the experience they've shipped in tangible terms the business understands.
  • Strong opinions loosely held and a willingness to engage in constructive debates about scope and tradeoffs to build alignment and unblock work.You've built great relationships with cross functional collaborators and know how to model this for your team.
  • A proven track record of designing great UX for complex workflows and crafting end-to-end experience visions and frameworks, while showcasing an iterative approach toward execution.
  • A customer-focused mindset and can speak to the impact of the experience they've shipped in tangible terms the business understands.
  • Strong opinions loosely held and a willingness to engage in constructive debates about scope and tradeoffs to build alignment and unblock work.You've built great relationships with cross functional collaborators and know how to model this for your team.
  • Communication and collaboration skills that enable you to explain the impact of your work, tradeoffs you've made, lessons learned, and design rationale, and generate alignment and enthusiasm across the company.
  • Ability to embrace ambiguous situations as opportunities to add clarity
  • A builder who loves being hands on crafting high quality, high impact solutions directly and through pairing with more junior team members.


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). To learn more about Gusto's compensation philosophy and benefits offerings please view our Total Rewards Approach page .
Our cash compensation range for this role is $139,000/yr to $199,000/yr in Denver & most remote locations, and $179,000/yr to $221,000/yr in Seattle, 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.
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 [email protected].

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What are Gusto Perks + Benefits

Gusto Benefits Overview

Taking care of our people is just as important as taking care of our customers. We offer competitive total compensation packages with an emphasis on equity, along with many other great benefits, some of which are included below!

Medical, dental, and vision: comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits, plus a variety of mental health resources.

Time off
Gusties are encouraged to take the time off they need to continue doing great work.

Inclusive healthcare
Fertility benefits, parental leave, pregnancy termination, caregiving, gender-affirming surgery, hormone treatments, transgender-inclusive services, and more.

Free meals and refreshments
If you work at one of our offices, enjoy food, drinks, and snacks— on us. Conversation and community is an added bonus!

Sabbaticals
Celebrate 5 or 10 years at Gusto and take a month off to recharge.

Stipends
Take advantage of monthly internet, phone, and wellness stipends. Enjoy commuter or remote work stipends, along with and cash for your Gusto anniversaries!

Culture
Open office floor plan
Employee resource groups
Quarterly engagement surveys
Hybrid work model
Diversity
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Diversity employee resource groups
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Mental health benefits
Transgender health care benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K)
Company equity
Child Care & Parental Leave
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Adoption Assistance
Fertility benefits
Gusto provides a benefit designed to support your unique parenthood journey. The benefit is not health insurance, but rather provides resources to make family forming more accessible to everyone.
Vacation + Time Off
Generous PTO
Sabbatical
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Bereavement leave benefits
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Free daily meals
If you work at one of our offices, enjoy food, drinks, and snacks— on us.
Free snacks and drinks
Fitness stipend
Home-office stipend for remote employees
Professional Development
Lunch and learns
Promote from within

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