Paylocity develops industry-leading, cloud-based payroll and human capital management software solutions for medium-sized organizations. Our comprehensive and easy-to-use solutions enable our clients to manage their workforces more effectively.

Product Team Leader (Remote or Local) at Paylocity

At Paylocity, we are committed to expansion of our world-class suite of web-based software. Already a leading SaaS provider of Payroll, HR, Time & Labor Management, Online Benefits Enrollment, and Data Integration solutions, we are looking for talented individuals to ensure we continue to make it easier for our customers to do their jobs. Our Product Development organization nurtures a dynamic agile work environment full of talented individuals with a variety of thoughts, ideas and backgrounds. Guided by our shared values, and a passion for compelling software we come together to deliver great products and make Paylocity an exciting place to work. 

The Product Team Leader (Development Manager) is a critical role in our Product Development organization. This key leader serves as manager and scrum master - enabling the product team to achieve their highest level of performance and team members to fulfill career goals. S/he acts as a servant leader and shelters the team from external distractions, allowing product team members to focus on their commitments and reach their full potential. 

This position requires commitment to exceptional results, a strong desire for continuous improvement and the ability to build a collaborative culture within the product team. This in-turn will ensure we continue to innovate and expand our market-leading product suite. 

Performance Objectives/Job Duties:

  • Leads a product team in the successful end-to-end delivery of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions
  • Facilitates scrum ceremonies, removing impediments, and enabling the product team to be their best
  • Is a talent magnet; active in the local technology community and attracts top notch software and QA engineers to Paylocity
  • Responsible for overall health of the team and process
  • Capable of effectively managing tasks, resources, staffing, mentoring, and enhancing and maintaining a best-in-class team
  • Partners with product owner to ensure product team has a shared understanding of vision, goals, and technical issues
  • Provides context and ensures product team has line-of-sight to customers while fostering an environment of continuous improvement
  • Develops T-shaped skill sets and leadership capabilities of team members
  • Develops and implements measurable continuous improvement plans at team and product levels
  • Nourishes a collaborative agile environment with a willingness to share ideas, where open and honest feedback flourishes
  • Facilitates longer-term career plans with each member of the product team, and finds opportunities for team members to fulfill those goals
  • Rewards top-performers and addresses performance issues in a timely and respectful way.
  • Stays current with technology trends; is willing and able to learn new technologies and develop training materials for team members to quickly get up to speed on how best to use them in our environment
  • Able to research standard patterns, best practices, and open-source packages, make recommendations when it is appropriate to use third party software versus developing in-house, and document how it should be used
  • Actively contributes to the broader Product Team Leader Community of Practice, and seeks to apply the best thinking to the team’s practices
  • Minimum 5 - 7 years in building business applications in a SaaS web development environment
  • Minimum 3-5 years directly managing software engineers
  • Hands-on knowledge of Agile engineering practices
  • Familiarity with Enterprise Architecture and developer tools, strongly preferred
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, engineering, or related field, preferred
  • Certified Scrum Master (CSM) certification or Certified Scrum Practitioner (CSP), a plus
  • Experience with Payroll, HR, Time & Attendance, Benefits, and Data Integration solutions, a plus

Company Reviews

"I'm continually impressed by how much ‘user experience’ has become rooted in the organization’s philosophy. Everyone is invested in creating a product centered on a world-class user experience."
UX Designer
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"After speaking with a recruiter from Paylocity, I could not pass up the opportunity to make a difference in an industry that had grown stagnant. One look at the software and I was hooked even more."
Sr. District Manager
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"From the very first time I spoke with people at Paylocity, it was apparent it was a very energetic place to work with a lot of technical talent."
DEV Lead
at Paylocity
"As employees we are all empowered to contribute and make a difference here at Paylocity."
Software Engineer
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"I'm doing some of the hardest work of my career, but I am still having fun doing it."
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Why work with us
At Paylocity, we give you the best of both worlds—an atmosphere powered by autonomy and ambition, but backed by the resources of a growing company. Whether you’re developing a brand new product or improving an existing one, we encourage our teams to embrace creativity as an essential step to learning and innovation.
We’re more than a payroll and HR software company. We’re a technology company revolutionizing the world of payroll and human resources. Our product-driven technical teams are the engine behind our industry-leading solutions. Dream big, start small and deploy relentlessly in one of our technology departments.
Perks & Benefits
Our commitment to hiring the best and brightest employees with a “talent anywhere” strategy means that no matter where you’re located around the country, you can be a part of our growing tech department
Enjoy an attitude of trust to work remotely, manage your own schedule and be productive
Work in small, cross-functional product-oriented teams
Showcase development progress in two-week sprints with strong executive involvement
Embrace the freedom to innovate, voice opinions and share new ideas

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