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Sr. Software Engineer - Symmetry



Software Engineering
Phoenix, AZ, USA
Posted on Friday, April 28, 2023

Gusto has physical office spaces in Denver, San Francisco, and New York City. All Gusto roles posted in these metro areas come with the expectation of working from the office on designated days approximately 2-3 days per week.

  • San Francisco Office Metro: San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA & San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA Metropolitan Statistical Areas
  • Denver Office Metro: Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area
  • New York City Office Metro: New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

Symmetry, Gusto’s subsidiary, has a physical office in Scottsdale. All Symmetry roles posted in this metro area come with the expectation of working from the office on designated days approximately 2-3 days per week.

  • Scottsdale Office Metro: Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Areas

About Gusto

Gusto is a modern, online people platform that helps small businesses take care of their teams. On top of full-service payroll, Gusto offers health insurance, 401(k)s, expert HR, and team management tools. Today, Gusto offices in Denver, San Francisco, and New York serve more than 300,000 businesses nationwide.

Our mission is to create a world where work empowers a better life, and it starts right here at Gusto. That’s why we’re committed to building a collaborative and inclusive workplace, both physically and virtually. Learn more about our Total Rewards philosophy.

About Symmetry

Symmetry Software is now part of Gusto. Symmetry is the payroll infrastructure for software & payroll platforms powering the paychecks of over 64 million workers each year. Our fully integrated suite of payroll tax APIs and software tools allows companies to solve tax compliance issues and build applications across the entirety of the payroll process.

We run all our solutions in the cloud using the latest technologies that AWS has to offer! Our infrastructure processes are mature, automated, and monitored! This is an amazing opportunity to work in a great environment that most engineers strive to be a part of!

What we are looking for:

Our engineering team is looking for a senior software engineer and architect to help expand our products and services to the entire payroll industry. You will work with an agile development team and be responsible for designing and architecting applications, tools, and end-to-end solutions using languages such as Java, C#, C, Lua and front-end frameworks such as React/Angular. This is a high-impact role that will help shape the success of Symmetry’s tools and platforms in the cloud.

What you’ll be doing

  • Own what you build as you architect, test, and refine Symmetry’s product suite.
  • Use data and rapid experimentation to gain insights and improve our products and tools.
  • Tackle a wide variety of technical problems throughout the stack and contribute daily to all parts of our product code base.
  • Collaborate with our product management and design teams to understand customer pain points, come up with solutions, and then prototype, iterate, and launch daily.
  • Build a product that our customers genuinely love. Don't just take our word for it - check out what some customers have to say.
  • You are not limited to working on old codebases. Most of our work uses the latest front-end/backend technologies within the cloud. Our tech stack is based on using the best tool for the job.

Experience & requirements

Prior experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or equivalent experience.
  • 15+ years of progressive technical experience as a software engineer/architect building distributed applications or solutions.
  • Experience consuming and/or designing RESTful services.
  • Experience in architectural and implementation-level design.
  • Demonstrated experience in solving complex product development problems.
  • Passionate about creating memorable experiences for customers.
  • Appreciation for a collaborative, test-driven environment.
  • Strong foundation and previous architect experience in data structures, software designs, micro services, containers, and serverless architecture.
  • Practical experience writing reasonably complex software in an object oriented, strictly typed, compiled programming language (e.g., Java, C+, .Net, etc.).
  • SQL and fundamentals of relational database design (MariaDB, PostgreSQL, etc.).
  • Experience with Agile development, continuous integration, and DevOps culture.

Required skills & mindsets:

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work independently and within a fast-paced team environment
  • Strong work ethic supported by solid time-management skills
  • Professional and team oriented with strong communication skills
  • Ability to communicate at all levels within the company
  • Ability to respect and handle diversity amongst staff and office environments
  • Fast and enthusiastic learner with a desire to increase knowledge and understanding of the payroll industry and Symmetry Software products and services
  • Ability to get into the nitty gritty of how a product works and clearly communicate its value

Our cash compensation amount for this role is targeted at $193,000/yr to $221,000/yr in Scottsdale & most remote locations, and $250,000/yr - $280,000/yr for San Francisco & New York. Final offer amounts are determined by multiple factors including candidate experience and expertise and may vary from the amounts listed above.

Our customers come from all walks of life and so do we. We hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it's the right thing to do, but because it makes our company stronger. If you share our values and our enthusiasm for small businesses, you will find a home at Gusto.

Gusto is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate in hiring or any employment decision based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or other applicable legally protected characteristic. Gusto considers qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. Gusto is also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at accommodations@gusto.com.