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Senior Software Engineer, Data



Software Engineering
San Francisco, CA, USA · New York, NY, USA · Chicago, IL, USA · Seattle, WA, USA · Atlanta, GA, USA
Posted on Saturday, February 3, 2024

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.

We are looking for a Senior Software Engineer to architect, build, and maintain the data infrastructure at Gusto. As part of the Data Platform team, you will collaborate closely with Data Science, Business Intelligence, and analysts across Gusto teams to help them achieve their goals.

The Data Platform position is a software development role with knowledge of data architectures and data delivery. The ideal candidate is passionate about developing software, working with data, and understanding the needs of end users.

Here’s what you’ll do day-to-day:

  • Architect, build, and refine our infrastructure and tools that enable other teams to work with data.
  • Efficiently handle vast amounts of clickstream, database, and third party application data, processing in batch and real-time
  • Take full ownership of the solutions you build, working with stakeholders to develop requirements, implement solutions, monitor production, and troubleshoot problems that arise.
  • Work as part of a team. We value team players who share their knowledge and like collaborating with others.

Here’s what we're looking for:

  • At least 7 years of software engineering experience.
  • Experience building solutions in the cloud, AWS preferred (Redshift, MSK, EMR).
  • Experience building data pipelines at scale, Airflow and Python preferred.
  • Experience with streaming systems desired (Kafka, Kinesis, or similar).
  • Ability to turn vague requirements into clear deliverables with minimal guidance.
  • Experience building and maintaining a modern data stack in production.

Our cash compensation amount for this role is targeted at $170,000-$202,000/year in Denver, Chicago, and Atlanta, $185,000-$219,000/year in Los Angeles and Seattle, and $206,000-$244,000/year for San Francisco and 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.