Growing our Engineering Team in Denver: Diversity begets Diversity

About a year ago, we published the results and shared some learnings from a concerted effort to build a more diverse and inclusive engineering team at Gusto. More recently, we’re proud to share that we have 50/50 gender balance in our incoming cohort of 2017 recent college graduate…

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Gusto Tech Talk: Scaling Front-end Architecture

We recently hosted our first tech talk at Gusto! One of our engineers, Nikhil Mathew (pictured above), spoke about the journey Gusto went on to scale our massive front-end application. In particular, he covered our decision to move from Backbone.js to React.js, and from the Rails Asset Pipeline…

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How to build a service-driven engineering team

How do you transform your engineering culture? It starts by finding the thing that stitches you together. For our team, that bond comes from a culture of helping others. Over the years, Silicon Valley has churned out programmers who think about everything but that. Since engineers are generally hard to…

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Update on Gusto's Engineering Diversity Goals

Back in September, the engineers at Gusto (formerly ZenPayroll) made a public commitment to increase diversity within our team. As a first step, we set a goal to raise the number of full-time female engineers from 11% to 18% — the same number of female computer science majors in this country.…

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Diversity Goals for Gusto's Engineering Team

The Gusto engineering team has been growing quickly and we've been excited with all the amazing software engineers that recently made a decision to join us. But there was also a simple observation that someone made: None of these recent hires were female. This started a number of discussions about…

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Gusto's Engineering Principles and Values

Note: This is the first post of a 2-part series. As with any tech startup just getting off the ground, Gusto started with a very small engineering team in 2012. Communication overhead was low and very little got in the way of us writing code and building our initial set…

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