Product Owner

| 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.
Delivering one-of-a-kind cloud technology, accompanied by award winning customer service, Paylocity is a software company in a category of its own.
 
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 – enabling our customers to be employers of choice for their employees and supervisors.
 
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. Best of all this is a work from home opportunity!  
 
The Product Owner is a key leader within Product Development and works with a dedicated product team. This person is responsible for building a consensus amongst stakeholders by defining a shared product vision of what needs to be built and championing this vision to the product team through creation of business objectives, epics and user stories. This person should have a talent for conveying a clear and compelling narrative and an enthusiasm for creating vital functionality, while striving to innovate and expand our market-leading product suite. This position requires commitment to exceptional results, a strong desire for continuous improvement and the ability to think strategically about our products and act tactically. 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:

  • Collaborative, Innovative and Humble
  • Starts with the customer unmet need (both short and long term)
  • Equally skilled at dreaming (and articulating) and starting (and articulating) small
  • Always brings a point-of-view formed by mix of data, experience, and gut
  • Thick-skinned enough to successfully interact at the CEO level; curious enough to ask questions and alter point-of-view appropriately
  • Relentlessly curious about current market and technology trends, able to adapt accordingly
  • Passionate about quality and controls
  • A superior communicator with an affinity for change management
  • Unflinching in your desire for production stability

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:

  • 3+ years delivering software solutions in agile SaaS environment as a Product Manager, preferably in Enterprise Software space
  • Data driven, with strong problem framing and analytical skills. You must be able to properly frame and size complex problems, then break them down into actionable steps
  • Strong interpersonal skills; you will need to develop strong relationships with software and qa engineers, operations, sales, marketing and other internal key partners
  • Excellent analytical, communication, technology skills
  • Superior attention to detail with strong written and organizational skills
  • Self-directed, self-motivated
  • Agile, humble, trustworthy, and a team player
  • Excel at communicating with the team remotely (confluence, slack, zoom, email, etc.)

During the last three months, you would have:

  • Established a point-of-view about the product vision and aligned business owners and product stakeholders to that vision
  • Became a deep expert in our customers, our business, the industry and the data
  • Translated product vision into prioritized and deliverable epics and user stories
  • Coordinated with other Product Owners to establish overall release goals and identify dependencies for cross-product initiatives
  • Driven continuous improvement; shared lessons learned and contributed to the development of the agile practices
  • Adjusted product priorities based on actual experience and user feedback
  • Facilitated and guided product planning, stakeholder interactions, and demos
  • Worked with internal and external customers to fully understand and conceptualize features and work flows related to those features
  • Created, maintained, prioritized and owned the product backlog
  • Made the final determination on feature acceptance and what ships
  • Understood the competitive landscape and balance but not be beholden to it
  • Acted as the voice of the customer, answered product related questions, and provided overall direction

Paylocity’s 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
· 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. Check out our many Awards here!!
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At Paylocity, “We” is what makes us different. We are committed to fostering a culture that honors diverse opinions, perspectives, and backgrounds, knowing that each makes us stronger and collectively unbeatable together. We actively cultivate these differences as we engage each other in driving innovation in the software and services we provide our customers. Paylocity is an equal opportunity employer. 

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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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