Schaumburg, IL

Director, Product and Technology at Paylocity

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Director Product and Technology
REPORTS TO: VP, Product and Tech
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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This role can be performed from any office in the US. The pay range for this position in Colorado is $152,295 - $223,233 /yr; however, base pay offered may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. This position is eligible for an annual bonus and restricted stock unit grant based on individual performance in addition to a full range of benefits outlined here. This information is provided per the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act. Base pay information is based on market location. Applicants should apply via
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Where we are

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.

Technology we use

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

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

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
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
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
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

An Insider's view of Paylocity

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Paylocity's work-life balance is better than any employer I have had previously. I have never been told that it's ok to take a mental health day, I needed that, just to be told that its ok to do is enough to let you know that Paylocity cares about our mental health. The happier we are the better we work. I am so glad to be a part of this team!


Support Specialist II

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I started at PCTY right out of college as part of the New College Grad program which is part of the path to becoming a Software Engineer. I get to learn about and discuss the latest technologies and deepen my understanding of designing solutions for customers. I have seen myself grow into someone who has solutions to problems and brings ideas.


Associate Software Engineer

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

I've never felt like I had to choose work over myself or my family. If I have to take care of something outside of work my manager is very supportive and the understanding that I'll get my work done is there. I have been able to set boundaries and "turn off" work when I need to. I love the fact that I have a true work family that cares about me.


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