How I fell out of love with HOCs

Recently, there’s been a lot of buzz about render props over HOCs, but not a lot of real-life examples to showcase this. My team at Gusto recently launched Time Tracking, a feature that lets employers track their team’s hours and sync it directly to payroll, which has been…

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How to run Docker and get more sleep than I did

Bugs in Gusto’s codebase mean that people don’t get paid. Mortgage payments, college tuition, child support—they all rely on accurate, timely paychecks. That’s why we need tens of thousands of tests across Ruby, Python, and Go, to run on every commit. Our heavily Dockerized continuous integration…

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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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