Data Engineer

| Northwest Suburbs
At Paylocity, we create software that makes companies – especially their HR teams – better, faster, and stronger. We give clients the tools they need to make their companies run, and give our employees a rewarding company culture – all putting us in a category of our own. Join us and learn what makes us unique!
We’re a fast-growing company ready to revolutionize the payroll and HR world for hundreds of thousands of businesses by delivering innovative technology and support. We seek the best and brightest to help us create the future of our talent solutions – enabling our customers to better develop their employees. Our own employees are equally important to us: We work hard to provide the best work environment for our employees, and are dedicated to giving back to the communities in which we live and work.
Our Product & Technology organization nurtures a dynamic agile work environment full of talented individuals with a variety of thoughts, ideas and backgrounds working in small squads around a shared mission. Guided by our development principles, and a passion for compelling software, we come together to deliver great products and make Paylocity an exciting place to work.
As a Data Engineer, you will help design, create, deploy and maintain Paylocity’s data architecture. This role will influence how the data will be stored, consumed, integrated and managed by different data entities and systems. The role will be pivotal in engineering the tactical work of getting source data to its target.
Are you the teammate we are looking for?

Who you are:

  • Enthusiastic about software architecture to provide the ultimate customer experience
  • An advocate for continuous improvement of our software development process
  • Invested in staying current in data architecture by applying new technologies and practices
  • Able to work in a collaborative environment with a willingness to share your ideas
  • Able to work independently on modules and complete tasks with high quality and contribute to high velocity, but unafraid to seek out suggestions from other team members
  • Excited to work on cutting-edge technology

How we work:

  • Curiosity and candor; the quality of the idea wins the day
  • Casual, focused, and agile environment operating under our shared principles
  • Customers at the center of everything we do
  • Small, mission-focused squads with an entrepreneurial spirit backed by enterprise investments
  • Consistent routines across stakeholders to ensure complete transparency
  • Close working relationship between executive stakeholders and customers

What we offer:

  • A compelling mission to elevate payroll and human resources across the backroom and into the boardroom
  • Focus on helping our customers automate manual processes, appeal to the modern workforce, and glean insights from analytics
  • Lean enabling process that focuses on putting our customers at the center of everything we do
  • A commitment to investing in our products, hiring the best talent, and giving them the chance to meaningfully contribute to a vast market opportunity
  • Ample opportunity and encouragement to stay current with external training
  • A phenomenal culture that keeps getting better

Required Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in a computer science, engineering, technology related field or equivalent experience
  • Experience of data modeling tools and standards, ETL tools, and big data technologies (e.g., Hadoop, Spark, Pig, NoSQL).
  • Knowledge of machine learning techniques and algorithms, such as k-NN, Naive Bayes, SVM, Decision Forests, etc.
  • Working experience with data lakes and data warehouses
  • Should be familiar with Systems Architecture and developer tools
  • Data-oriented personality
  • Must be able to work effectively in an agile environment
  • Must be effective and creative in problem solving

During the last three months, you would have:

  • Design, develop, and maintain relational databases for data storage and data mining
  • Design, deploy, and manage the organization's data architecture.
  • Perform data warehouse design and testing, including data design, database architecture, metadata, and repository creation.
  • Create and support the ETL process to extract the data from source systems and place it into the data warehouse.
  • Work closely with data analysts, data scientists, and other data consumers to optimize reports by defining business requirements and populating the data warehouse table structure.
  • Design data warehouse schematics and layouts and develop capacity planning.
  • Create and implement effective metrics and monitoring processes.
  • Develop processes and procedures for entering information into data warehousing systems and for ensuring its reliability.
  • Seek continuous improvement in performance of data warehouse and ensure security of data.
  • Collaborate with technology and management teams to understand structural requirements and define standards for how data will be stored, consumed, integrated, and managed across the organization and translate into a usable blueprint.
  • Build an inventory of data needed to implement architecture and create a vision for how data will flow through the organization.
  • Design and build complex data models, approve modifications, and implement systems.
  • Implement measures to ensure data accuracy and accessibility, constantly monitoring and refining the performance of data management systems.
  • Produce and enforce database development standards. 

Paylocity Awards:

  • Glassdoor Best Places to Work 2014, 2017, 2018
  • Glassdoor Highest Rated CEO's 2014, 2017
  • CIO Applications Top 25 HR Technology Solution Providers 2017
  • Deloitte Technology Fast 500 2013-2017
  • DC Digital Top Work Places 2016-2017
  • 101 Best & Brightest Companies to Work for in Chicago 2008-2017
  • Top 100 Digital Companies in Chicago 2012-2017
  • Best Places to Work Idaho 2017
  • Best Places to Work Orlando Business Journal 2016-2017
  • Best & Brightest Companies to Work for in the Nation 2014, 2017

Our award-winning culture has made this the place employees want to be. We have plenty of opportunities for you to grow your career within Paylocity, and offer benefits like Tuition Reimbursement so you can continue to learn and develop your skills. You could say our growth game is strong. We also reward hard work with a flexible, casual work environment and plenty of perks. From picnics, to game nights, to holiday parties, there’s no shortage of ways to have fun.
We also offer the following benefits and perks:
· Competitive pay
· Comprehensive benefits (medical, dental, vision, 401k)
· Flexible work hours / remote opportunities
· Paid Parental Leave
· Ample volunteer opportunities and events
· Health and wellness program
· Stock purchasing options (NASDAQ: PCTY)
Visit Paylocity.com/careers to learn more about working at Paylocity. Also be sure to check out what past and present employees have to say about us and our CEO on Glassdoor. Spoiler alert: We’re currently ranked #20 on their Best Places to Work list, and have also won Chicago’s 101 Best & Brightest Companies to Work For, and Crain’s Fast 50, just to name a few. 
Learn more about us and stay connected: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Glassdoor.

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Location

We just moved into a larger, more modern space across from the bustling Woodfield Mall area in Schaumburg, accessible to plenty of bars & restaurants.

What are Paylocity Perks + Benefits

Paylocity Benefits Overview

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

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
We have a talent anywhere culture, where employees can work anywhere in the US and/or work from one of three US offices located in Illinois, Florida, and Idaho
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
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