What’s Gusto?

We believe that employees are people, not ID numbers. That’s why we’ve reimagined the most complicated, impersonal business tasks that employers face and created one simple and delightful service. Payroll, benefits, and HR like you’ve never seen before.

We were recently voted the #1 place to work in San Francisco. To learn more about our values, life at Gusto, and benefits, visit gusto.com/careers.

IT Systems Engineering at Gusto

We are proud to have built a product that our customers love, and we’re looking for talented engineers across the board to join our growing team. We’re looking for an IT Systems Engineer to focus on designing, implementing and operating our growing corporate IT infrastructure. You'll have tremendous opportunity to ensure Gusto's security. This is a full-time role based in our Denver office.

Our IT team works on dynamic projects that range from scaling our internal operations to keeping Gusto secure. Above all, we’re motivated by the chance to serve our customers and employees.

Here’s what you’ll do day-to-day:

  • Create the best user application experience
  • Design, implement and operate our growing corporate IT infrastructure including apps, servers and networking.
  • Create efficiencies and economies of scale by delivering repeatable automated solutions
  • Maintain security, backup, and redundancy strategies
  • Document best practices and implementation guides
  • Engage with vendors

Here’s what we’re looking for:

  • 5+ year professional experience working in a fast paced environment with a strong demand on IT infrastructure
  • Strong technical background with Linux/Unix
  • Excellent technical writing and communication skills
  • Working knowledge and implementation of enterprise networking including OSPF, BGP, AAA, 802.1x, and Wireless
  • Understands the importance of security and compliance when working with personal data
  • Must have an understanding of Windows Active Directory ecosystem including Authentication, Permissioning, Group Policy, File Services, and PKI.
  • Working knowledge of VMWare ESXi 6 or later, vSphere, vRealize, and other third party extensions
  • Experience with automation tooling (Chef, Puppet, Ansible, etc)

Here's more about the team with a few highlights from our Engineering Blog:

  • How We Built a Service-Driven Team
  • Our Diversity Goals
  • Our Principles and Values 


Gusto’s mission is to create a world where work empowers a better life. By making complicated, impersonal business tasks simple and personal, Gusto is reimagining HR, payroll, and benefits for over 40,000 companies nationwide. Gusto has offices in San Francisco and Denver and the company’s investors include Google Capital, General Catalyst, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, as well as the founders of Instagram, Stripe, Nest, PayPal, Yelp, Dropbox, and Eventbrite, among others. 

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Why work with us
We are a group of technologists, foodies, wine enthusiasts, photographers, hikers, musicians, cyclists, runners, and above all a family. We are motivated, challenged, and inspired by our customers and our team. We care about solving meaningful problems and building an amazing product that our customers truly love.
We are a tight-knit family that enjoys celebrating accomplishments and spending time together at the office and outside of work. We have fun, whether we're singing karaoke, watching movies, playing ping-pong, or doing 7-minute workouts!
Perks & Benefits
NEVER GO HUNGRY: Always enjoy delicious food and snacks at the office.
HEALTH INSURANCE: Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage. We cover 100% of premiums.
VACAY: Open vacation policy. We don't count days.
STAY FIT: Fitness stipend to keep you happy and healthy.
GUSTAWAY: Team "workations" and field trips where the team travels somewhere for inspiration.
GET HERE EASILY: Commuter benefits to help you get to work.
FLY AWAY: Every employee gets a free flight to anywhere in the world on their one-year anniversary.

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