Principal Software Engineer



1,001-5,000 employees

Cloud-based payroll, benefits, and human resource management solution

Data & Analytics

$250000 - $290000

Senior, Expert

San Francisco, CA, USA

  • 15+ years of professional software development experience
  • Experience in scaling engineering organizations with a focus on individual and team development
  • Web & Mobile app development expertise, including release management, observability, and performance
  • Experience as a technical lead, overseeing the work of multiple teams on projects
  • Experience architecting, building and testing large-scale production level code
  • Proven experience in Generative AI, Machine Learning, LLM is nice to have
  • An aptitude for tackling complex and ambiguous problems, distilling them into effective engineering solutions that drive innovation
  • Experience in highly cross-functional environments for highly complex products preferred
  • Experience in mobile, growth, core infrastructure (payments, fraud, credit) and user experience optimization preferred
  • Lead and contribute to the development of cutting-edge projects within the People OS ecosystem
  • Identify areas for process improvement and take the initiative to enhance engineering processes and structures
  • Mentor and provide guidance to software engineers, fostering their growth and development
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to tackle complex and ambiguous problems, translating them into engineering solutions that drive our People OS platform forward
  • Work with developers, architects, and tech leads to arrive at solutions that improve the platform experience and ensure platform health and adoption
  • Engage with development teams across the company to evangelize platform capabilities, best practices, and adoption
  • Continuously stay up-to-date with advancements in AI and Machine Learning, applying this knowledge to our projects
  • Take ownership of projects, ensuring they meet high standards of quality and performance
  • Actively participate in code reviews, maintain code quality, and contribute to thorough testing
  • Collaborate with product managers and designers to understand project requirements and deliver innovative solutions

Company Stage

Series E

Total Funding



San Francisco, California



Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth



It’s a marathon, not a sprint: Employees celebrating 5 or 10 years at Gusto enjoy a month-long sabbatical to travel and relax after all their hard work.

Meals and conversations: Free meals, snacks, and drinks to keep us fueled, but more importantly: they bring people together and foster community.

Wellness for every body: We’re proud to offer inclusive health care such as hormone treatments, gender-affirming surgery, therapy, family planning, and more.

The time you need: Our flexible PTO policy means every employee is encouraged to take the time they need now to keep doing great work, long term.

Family-friendly benefits: Fertility treatments, primary and secondary parental leave, sleep coaching, house cleaning for new parents, and more.

Be well, be you: Get free, comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits, plus a monthly fitness stipend and mental health resources too.