Moving our Payroll Home Base to Denver

We joined Y Combinator in 2012 with the idea that we could change the way people think about payroll. The name of our company back then, “ZenPayroll,” emphasized our focus on the payroll domain (although we already had aspirations to go beyond payroll, as contemplated in our YC pitch deck)…

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Hacking with Gusto

Once or twice a year, Gusto’s engineering, product, and design (EPD) team likes to pause, convalesce, and spend three days writing “non-roadmap-approved” code together. Engineers, designers, and product managers with ideas pitch them to other EPD members to have them join their teams. Non-EPD folks throw their hat in…

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What it’s Like Coding in a Large Team

(cross-posted from Into Thin Air) In 2003 I joined a small startup in San Diego called ProfitLine as a software engineer. I was part of an eight-person development team, comprising one development manager, three database administrators, and four software engineers. By Gusto standards, coding there was the Wild West. Back…

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Modularizing Salesforce Integration at Gusto

(cross-posted from Into Thin Air) On March 9th, 2017 I gave a talk at our office in Denver about an architectural approach we’re taking to modularize our codebase. Of note, this approach is experimental and is not widely implemented at Gusto. Sixty or so Denver-based engineers attended, and we…

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Kendra Lyndon is a Denver-Engineering Gustie!

(cross post from Into Thin Air) Kendra Lyndon, a Seattle native, is our newest Denver-based engineer at Gusto! This is Kendra’s first gig after graduating from Galvanize, and she’s already making a (positive) dent in our codebase only two-weeks in. And if you’re lucky, you might hear…

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