Software Engineer, Product Security
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
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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
When approved to work from a location other than a Gusto office, a secure, reliable and consistent internet connection is required.
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About the Role
We are looking for a senior software engineer to join our Product Security Engineering team. Our team has the unique opportunity to prioritize bold engineering projects across the company to better protect our customers.
The Product Security team helps Gusto move faster, securely. We’re a team of engineers who work to enable other teams to build products as quickly as possible while continuing to protect our customers. We help developers ship secure code by building security tools and services, providing security training and expertise, and advocating for best practices in authentication, authorization, and safe data handling across the company.
Here’s what you’ll do day-to-day:
- Bolster security in core systems such as authentication, authorization, sensitive data storage, API design, and more.
- Build software to keep our customers and company safe and secure.
- Work on impactful engineering problems across Gusto.
- Maintain high uptime for core services.
- Provide leadership in promoting security and software engineering excellence.
Here’s what we're looking for:
- 8+ years of experience building software.
- Experience building high-availability distributed systems and services.
- Experience with managing AWS cloud infrastructure (EC2, RDS, S3, VPCs)
- Experience with and understanding of authorization strategies such as role-based authorization and attribute-based authorization.
- Experience with applied cryptography - envelope encryption, AEAD, ECDSA.Experience with Kotlin or Java with a desire to learn server-side Kotlin.
- Experience with any of these technologies is a plus: Open Policy Agent, GraphQL, gRPC, Google Tink, Kubernetes, Terraform, Traefik, Vert.x.
- Previous experience in a security-related role is a plus.
Our cash compensation range for this role is $182,000/yr to $244,000/yr in Denver & most remote locations, and $234,000/yr to $268,000/yr in 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.
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