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Senior Engineering Manager, Access and Workflow

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Employer Provided Salary: 193,000-272,000 Annually
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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 .
About the Role:
Gusto is looking for a Senior Engineering leader to drive and execute on the cross-functional strategy for our Access and Workflow team. In this role you will be responsible for managing user access, permissions, and scope across the platform that plays a critical role in ensuring the security and efficiency of access controls across all systems and applications. Their primary focus is on designing, implementing, and maintaining robust authorization mechanisms
About the Team:
As a key member of Gusto's engineering leadership team, your role will encompass building a dynamic team and contributing to build a thriving business. You will also be responsible for working collaboratively with other cross-functional teams and leaders to build a suite of products that will be adored by our customers while setting industry benchmarks.
If you are a customer-centric builder who thrives on making a substantial impact within a high-growth organization, we would be thrilled to hear from you!
Here's what you'll do day-to-day:

  • Lead Gusto's Access and Workflow engineering team, including the recruitment, hiring, and empowerment of a world-class team.
  • Work cross functionally with design leadership and product management leadership to build and drive Gusto's access and workflow product vision and strategy
  • Responsible for driving the development of product and core platform in a fast paced, start-up environment
  • Providing technical leadership in defining the product and platform solutions
  • Understand customer pain points, devise solutions, and then iterate through prototyping and frequent, successful product launches.
  • Empowering a team of senior engineers, operating in architects capacity and also engineering people empowerers (managers, creating alignment, clarity, high morale, driving quick but informed decision making, and helping them get unblocked

Here's what we're looking for:

  • 10+ years software engineering experience
  • Managed highly distributed engineering teams for a minimum of 5 years and a minimum of 2 years leading other engineering managers
  • Experience in scaling engineering organizations with a focus on individual and team development
  • Ability to balance business needs, development for multiple product lines, and shipping high quality solutions
  • Experience in highly cross-functional environments for highly complex products preferred.
  • Strong technical acumen with the ability to understand and debate tradeoffs and approaches to building scalable architecture and data models A high standard, systems-first approach, and strong point of view for the user experience informed by customer empathy, research, data, and customer support insights
  • Strong product opinions, including the ability to tell a story about where we're going that is clear and inspiring, and work with teams to map dependencies, risks, and tradeoffs to increase velocity and make the vision real
  • Sharp skills as a builder - even as you've become a strategic leader, you are fundamentally a builder who can jump into problem solving with team members when they need the support

Our cash compensation amount for this role is targeted at $193,000-$231,000 in Denver, $211,000-$251,000 in most remote locations, and $228,000-$272,000 for 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 [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!

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

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

Open office floor plan
Employee resource groups
Quarterly engagement surveys
Hybrid work model
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
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
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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