Software Engineer, Product Security

We’re looking for a talented and motivated full-stack engineer with 3+ years of experience and a passion for building user-facing security features to help make Gusto safer. As a Product Security Engineer, you'll work with our Security and Product teams to plan, design and architect security-related features for our users, build backend APIs (mostly Rails), write the front-end code that consumes said APIs (mostly React.js), and own security features in our app. Examples of features that you’ll be shipping may include: More robust multi-factor authentication (like U2F), user behavior anomaly detection, non-intrusive CAPTCHAs to protect against bot attacks, secure messaging tools, user-security review flows, and ways to incentivize our users to turn on more security-related features.

Here’s what you’ll do:

  • Own what you build as you architect, test, and refine the Gusto platform
  • Find innovative ways to provide world-class security AND great user experiences
  • Make Gusto an industry leader in security UX. Share learnings and best practices with wider tech community
  • Keep our customer’s PII (Personally Identifiable Information) and PHI (Protected Health Information) safe
  • Make Gusto more secure for hundreds of thousands of users using our development workflow
  • Be surrounded by individuals who are doing the best work of their lives and loving every moment of it

Here’s what we’re looking for:

  • 3+ years experience in technologies such as React.js, Ruby, and Rails
  • Passion for creating and shipping memorable security experiences for customers
  • Appreciation for a test-driven, code review culture
  • Successful track record building distributed, high-throughput applications that scale
  • Experience turning wireframes and mockups into elegantly executed code
  • Well-structured, easily maintainable, well-documented code that balances beauty and pragmatism

Here's more about the team with a few highlights from our engineering blog:


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.