Head of People Analytics

Gusto, Denver

It’s time to tame the chaos of payroll, benefits, and HR.

We believe in providing people with everything they need to do their best work, and are looking for a leader to leverage data insights to build and improve existing recruiting, development and talent management programs. With a focus on excellent client service, you’ll work across various sources to transform people data into talent-related experiments and programs.

The People team at Gusto focuses on developing a positive employee experience that empowers people to do the best work of their lives. We aspire to craft an environment that inspires and enables Gusto to go beyond what is thought possible. We think holistically and are encouraged by a supportive leadership team. You’ll be a true leader in the organization with a high level of responsibility. As a key member of the People Team, you will play a critical role in helping us build a diverse and inclusive team which is key to our growth and success as a company.

Here’s what you’ll do day-to-day:

  • Be a strategic and decision-making partner to People leadership, including our Head of People
  • Uplevel our employee journey through data and thoughtful interpretation of findings
  • Use data to build people strategies, powered by compelling messaging that ultimately drive meaningful and positive change for our people programs
  • Measure external inputs to help us understand our employer brand and to help attract the talent we need to succeed
  • Serve as an internal consultant on people matters to cross-functional stakeholders
  • Partner across the People team to propose and build analytics improvements and automation
  • Help maintain high data integrity as a member of various cross-functional teams
  • Where applicable, help inform Gusto’s product development as a people platform

Here’s what we're looking for:

  • 8+ years of analyst experience within HR, People Analytics, or a related department, focused on people programs
  • Experience working in a fast-paced, high-performance environment where the business is constantly evolving
  • Deep aptitude in excel, data collection, and data visualization skills
  • Experience building dashboards and automating reports
  • Strong communication skills paired with attention to detail and the ability to multitask across multiple projects
  • Ability to think critically, anticipate issues, and proactively suggest solutions
  • Self-starter who can work in an unstructured environment and is comfortable with ambiguity
  • Bachelor degree preferred
  • SQL experience a plus


Gusto’s mission is to create a world where work empowers a better life. By making complicated, impersonal business tasks simple and personal, Gusto is reimagining HR, payroll, and benefits for over 60,000 companies nationwide. Gusto has offices in San Francisco and Denver and the company’s investors include Google Capital, General Catalyst, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, as well as the founders of Instagram, Stripe, Nest, PayPal, Yelp, Dropbox, and Eventbrite, among others.

About Gusto

We are Gusto Founded in 2011, Gusto provides payroll, benefits and HR to modern companies. We have offices in San Francisco and Denver, but thanks to our 40,000 small business customers and their employees, there’s a little piece of us in all 50 states. We believe that humans aren’t resources. When we come to work, we don’t leave our humanity at the door. We bring life with us: our feats and friendships, our adventures and aspirations. Great businesses treat us like people, not ID numbers. When that happens, work becomes a source of energy rather than fatigue. It creates a virtuous cycle where life improves work, and work improves our lives. That’s why we started Gusto. Our mission is to create a world where work empowers a better life.

Want to learn more about Gusto? Visit Gusto's website.