Onboarding Denver Engineers

(cross-posted from Into Thin Air) 5 months ago I was the only Gusto engineer in Denver. Now we have 6. All of us are new to the company, and most of us are coming up to speed on the frameworks we use here at Gusto (React, Rails, etc.). Our vision…

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Matt Lewis is a Denver-Engineering Gustie

Matt Lewis, a native to Wisconsin (but without the accent for some reason), joins us as our newest engineer in Denver today! Matt spent some time working with Rachio in Denver before starting with the Payroll Engineering pod at Gusto. If you walk by his house, you might glimpse him…

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Dave Corby is an Engineering Gustie!

We’re thrilled to say that Dave Corby has joined Gusto’s Growth Foundation team in Denver as an engineer! Dave worked as an engineer at Amazon in Seattle for a couple of years. He moved to Boulder and worked with Formation Systems there before joining Gusto. You might very…

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Chris Ferguson is an Engineering Gustie!

Following GitHub’s lead, we’re going to start writing about new folks who join our EPD (engineering, product, and design) team here in Denver. We’re stoked to welcome Chris Ferguson as the Technical Architect for our Growth Foundation team in Denver! Chris will be working with his team…

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Bringing Top Talent to Denver/Boulder

(cross-posted from Into Thin Air) I attended a dinner last week with about thirty influential folks in the Denver/Boulder tech scene (I’m not actually sure how I got invited). The topic was how might we work together to make ours a more attractive region for top-tier tech talent…

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6 Months at Gusto: What I learned - Part 3

What I did, experienced, and learned during my first 6 months at Gusto After sharing what I did and experienced during my first 6 months at Gusto, it’s time to reflect on my learnings. The following are lessons I learned based on my own personal experiences. While I hope…

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6 Months at Gusto: What I experienced - Part 2

What I did, experienced, and learned during my first 6 months at Gusto Having had three very different internship experiences before joining Gusto, I knew culture could make a big impact on how you feel about your work. Yet, I still underestimated its power. When a company takes its values…

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6 Months at Gusto: What I did - Part 1

What I did, experienced, and learned during my first 6 months at Gusto Today marks my six-month anniversary at Gusto. As time flies by, I learn more and more about Gusto: its mission, its culture, and most importantly, its people. The more I learn, the more grateful and lucky I…

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Denver = Engineering Career Stagnation?

(cross-posted from Into Thin Air) People If I leave San Francisco and work for a company in a place like Denver, I’d be working with a bunch of “B Players.” I mean, the best people are in Silicon Valley, right? Silicon Valley is filled with talented engineers. I left…

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Code Schools: The Bar

(cross posted from Into Thin Air) I’ve been drinking a lot of coffee. A lot. People here in Denver are making significant career changes and becoming software engineers. This is good. And I’ve been drinking coffee with them. These people have worked for the Peace Corps, directed non-profits,…

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Building a Data-Informed Culture: An Introduction to Data at Gusto

Here at Gusto we are focused on creating a data-informed culture. For us, this means that we apply our values, principles, and experiences when we gather, analyze, and incorporate data into our decision-making. The Data team is responsible for building our data-informed culture. We curate and develop tools using the…

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Thinking about Team Structure

(cross post from Into Thin Air) Distributed teams aren’t new to software engineering. It’s safe to say that those who have been in the industry for a while have worked with people who aren’t physically located with us. In my experience, the situation has nearly always been…

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