Director, Product and Tech

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The Director of Product and Technology is a critical role in our Product and Tech organization. This highly visible member of the Technology Leadership Team has overall accountability for the end-to-end strategy of a specific vertical of Paylocity’s business and will lead multiple initiatives to deliver against that strategy. We are unique and afford leaders the opportunity to lead in an integrated environment, responsible for both the product vision and direction as well as the engineering and implementation. 

This position requires a strategic leader committed to finding and delivering against our customers’ unmet needs. This role will enable a culture of innovation and ownership across all of Product and Technology – ensuring the teams are entrepreneurial and self-sufficient, while still focused on a common vision.

 

Who you are:

  • Creative thinker with the ability to design a vision for product strategy, centered on customer’s unmet needs
  • Influential leader who rallies multiple teams around the vision, and creates an atmosphere where teams are empowered to deliver
  • Collaborative, innovative and humble
  • Determined and willing to experiment, embracing constant feedback loops
  • A model for exhibiting grit and the entrepreneurial spirit 
  • Leader who focuses on talent development by creating enabling and inclusive environments and identifying, coaching and cultivating high potentials.
  • Always curious about current market and technology trends, and influences product direction accordingly 
  • A superior communicator with an affinity for change management
  • Steadfast in your desire for production stability

During the first six months, you will: 

  • Identify, develop and articulate the appropriate tech & product missions; develop the overall product offering strategy and conceptual approach
  • Be a sounding board for ideas and a center of excellence for all matters relating to current and future technologies
  • Develop a strategy to secure four 9’s of long-term platform stability and a world-class scalable architecture
  • Work closely with our Information Security team to ensure that our development teams are implementing security best practices and remediating any vulnerabilities. 
  • Secure and establish strategies around internal vs. external technology investments
  • Effectively maintain relationships with key partners 
  • Run product innovation within the Product groups that align to market strategies
  • Create a culture of accountability, quality, agility, operational excellence, and high performance that will foster the attraction, development and retention of excellent product and technical talent
  • Partner on go to market activities for Paylocity products including coordinating with Sales, Customer Success, Marketing, Finance and other teams
  • Run product innovation within the Product groups that align to market strategies

Required Experience:

  •  Proven leader with a technology company and demonstrable experience as a people manager
  • Experience presenting information, gaining feedback and responding to questions from diverse groups of individuals, including leaders, customers, and prospective customers.
  • Compelling leadership style that includes extraordinary people, program management skills, business and technology expertise with a style that influences others outside direct span of control and shows confidence.
  • Hands-on knowledge of Agile engineering practices and growing teams to adopt stronger Agile processes.
  • Possess a blend of business to have a big-picture vision as well as the drive and attention to detail that transforms strategy into action
  • A proven track record of defining business quarterly business goals and then delivering on those goals to drive profitable growth
  • Experience with Payroll, HR, Time & Attendance, Benefits, and Integration solutions, a plus (interest in developing and maintaining this expertise, an absolute must)
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • C++Languages
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • AccessDatabases
    • Microsoft SQL ServerDatabases
    • OracleDatabases

Location

Our office has modern workspaces, a cafe, and a gym. But since we're a talent-anywhere company, you may find our team members all over Chicagoland.

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

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
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
Company sponsored family events
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
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Online course subscriptions available
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