Software Engineering Leader
Delivering one-of-a-kind cloud technology, accompanied by award winning customer service, Paylocity is a software development company in a category of its own. We are a publicly traded company that offers an Employee Stock Purchase Program (ESPP) which enables employees to share in the long-term growth and future success of the company.
Poised to revolutionize the world of human capital management for hundreds of thousands of small and medium sized businesses, we are seeking the best and the brightest to help us create the future of our talent solutions – enabling our customers to better develop their employees and supervisors.
Our lean development process enables our small product oriented teams to innovate, collaborate and bring amazing features to market.
Our talent anywhere philosophy nurtures a diverse and dynamic group of colleagues with a shared mission to make great products and have fun doing it.
The Software Engineering Leader is a critical role in our engineering team. This key leader serves as manager and scrum master - enabling the 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 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.
Are you the teammate we are looking for?
Who you are:
• At ease working at all levels of the organization
• Relentlessly curious about current market and technology trends, able to adapt accordingly.
• Passionate about quality and controls
• A superior communicator with a penchant for change management
• Unflinching in your desire for production stability
How we work:
• Small, self-sufficient product-oriented teams with an entrepreneurial spirit organized into categories.
• Dedicated IT Operations experts committed to cutting-edge infrastructure and developer tools.
• We don’t add more folks to our teams, we add additional teams to scale.
• Casual, collaborative, agile environment which embraces and operates under our shared principles.
• Complete transparency with open, honest discussions about our progress.
• Close working relationship between executive stakeholders and product teams.
What we offer:
• Lean enabling process that focuses on putting our product teams in the best position to succeed.
• A commitment to investing in our products, hiring the best talent.
• The chance to meaningfully contribute to a vast market opportunity.
• Annual training allowance plus a subscription to Pluralsight for all technology colleagues.
• Minimum 5 - 7 years in building applications in a SaaS web development environment
• Experience directly managing Software and QA engineers in a DevOps type environment
• 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 working in a .Net environment preferred
During the last three months, you would have:
• A proven track record of increasing team’s velocity and providing visibility across the organization
• Facilitated scrum ceremonies, removed impediments, and enabled the team to be their best
• Developed and implemented measurable continuous improvement plans
• Managed dependencies across product teams / business
• Effectively managed production issues and communicate business impact to stakeholders
• Developed T-shaped skill sets and leadership capabilities of team members
• Nourished a collaborative environment with a willingness to share ideas, where open and honest feedback flourishes
• Facilitated longer-term career plans with each member of the product team, and found opportunities for team members to fulfill those goals
• Rewarded top-performers and addressed performance issues in a timely and respectful way
• Glassdoor's Employees Choice Award in 2014
• 7-time Winner on Chicago Area's 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For
• Inc Magazine listed Paylocity as an Inc 5000 Fastest Growing Privately Held Firm from 2007-2013
• Ranked #14 on Built in Chicago Top 100 Digital Companies for 2014
• Ranked #24 on Forbes 2013 List of Top 100 Digital Companies in Chicago
• Ranked #38 on Crain's Fast Fifty List of Chicago's Fastest Growing Companies in 2014
• Ranked #334 on Deloitte's 2014 Technology Fast 500 List of Fastest Growing Companies in North America