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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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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How my role as CTO has changed as we've grown to 100 engineers

The co-founder and CTO shares how his role changed as the engineering team scaled from 0 to 100 engineers.…

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The Power of Small Teams

Prior to Gusto, I built products in a world where the Product Management (PM) team “owned” the product. The PM team would come up with the product strategy, write the specs, and hand everything off to engineering. From functional specs to development and then on to testing and release, all…

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