Gusto is hiring a

Security, Application Engineering

San Francisco, United States

Gusto is fundamentally changing how the world works by empowering everyone to put people first. Gusto reimagines payroll, benefits, HR, and personal finance by automating the most complicated, impersonal business tasks and making them simple and delightful.

We are proud to have built a product that our customers love, and we’re looking for talented and motivated data engineers to join our growing team in the San Francisco office.

Here’s what you’ll do:

  • Work on automating security testing and software development lifecycle and enable engineering to develop secure applications.
  • Work with engineering in fixing security vulnerabilities identified at different stages of development lifecycle.
  • This role will do hands on development to fix issues and develop security solutions to support the application.
  • Will work with the rest of the security team to in engineering and integrating tools to increase the efficiency of existing technologies.
  • Will work on building security solutions to optimize and develop internal tools to support the security team.

Here’s what we’re looking for:

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience working as application security engineer.
  • BS in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent work experience.
  • Interest in technologies such as Coffeescript, Backbone.js, React.js, Ruby, and Rails.
  • Interest in Hadoop and big data technologies.
  • Excellent understanding of authentication, cryptography, security vulnerabilities – OWASP top 10.
  • CSSLP, GWEB, GPEN preferred.



Gusto offers payroll, benefits, and workers’ compensation to small businesses across the United States, from bike shops in Virginia to tech startups in San Francisco. Our investors include top venture capital firms like Google Capital and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, plus the founders of Instagram, Stripe, and more. To learn more about our values, benefits, and life at Gusto, visit

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