How to get hired as a Product Manager

As a Product Manager and top interviewer at Google, the founder of a venture-funded startup, and a product lead here at Gusto, I’ve interviewed several hundred candidates for PM roles. In this post, I will give you some insight into what I look for in applications and interviews.…

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A framework to help product managers achieve their potential

When I first started managing product managers six years ago, I found it hard to provide my team with specific feedback to help them get to the next level in their careers. There’s no shortage of articles and blog posts about the different stages of a product management career,…

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Staying Ambitious on Diversity: New Goals for Gusto Engineering

Over the next six months, Gusto is publicly committing to have 15% of our senior engineers belong to an an underrepresented group.…

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Taking off with Apollo

What building an internal application revealed about Apollo For almost a year, the Gusto Development Experience (or DEx) team has been working on an internal application called Flightdeck. Engineers visit Flightdeck for regular engineering tasks, like running database migrations. Our long-term goal is for Flightdeck to be a tool with…

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Zero Downtime Table Migrations using a Double Write Methodology

A database table’s lifecycle is constantly becoming more and more complex. It grows beyond its original territory, taking on new responsibilities and interacting with other parts of the code base in unpredictable ways. In order to keep the code ecosystem flourishing, it’s important to periodically refactor tables with…

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