Program Manager Technology at Paylocity

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The Technology Program Manager drives successful completion of strategic technology initiatives and programs by leading and tracking progress toward critical milestones throughout the planning, scheduling, and implementation phases.  This role focuses on driving  outcomes across multiple teams and stakeholders across the entire organization, which is typically done by coordinating with stakeholders and team leaders through meetings and progress measurement activity.  Additionally, he / she will prepare regular progress reports to the executive team, and board of directors.  Well-developed interpersonal and influencing skills in meeting objectives is paramount in this role, as are executive presence and transparency & candor.  

Are you the teammate we are looking for?

Who you are:

  • Collaborative, flexible and driven to partner with teams and individuals in achievement of their goals 
  • An expert at organizing and managing complex technology programs and projects across multiple teams in various departments to successful completion 
  • Proactive in communication, relationship building, gap identification, risk mitigation, change management and all elements of initiative execution 
  • Highly emotionally intelligent, possessing the ability to adjust style to meet the needs of the audience 
  • Has been known to quickly become a subject matter expert

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 talent anywhere culture, where employees can work remotely anywhere in the US and/or work from one of three U.S. offices located in Illinois, Florida and Idaho

Required Education & Experience:

  • 10+ years of large project & program management and process improvement experience 
  • Demonstrated delivery leadership experience with multiple large, complex software programs 
  • Master’s degree is a plus 
  • Management experience is a plus 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work with diverse personality types 
  • Facilitation skills in leading planning meetings, reviews, and retrospectives
  • Excellent communication, organization, and time management skills 
  • Collaborative approach to decision-making on teams, including ability to influence without direct line of reporting  

During your first three months at Paylocity, you will:

  • Organize program goals, milestones and deliverables across internal stakeholders
  • Execute against program strategy and build positive momentum and sustainable velocity towards key program milestones
  • Define and measure program success metrics to drive business value
  • Ensure program priorities and solutions align with the organization’s strategic direction 
  • Engage and motivate key partners to ensure completion of objectives without direct management responsibility 
  • Identify and surface items that pose risks to the program outcome. Work with the program teams to reduce the overall risk.
  • Develop program documentation to facilitate sharing of outcomes and best practices
  • Engage Senior Executive leadership to resolve obstacles encountered
  • Prepare and present ongoing program status reports, including for executive team and board of directors
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Technology we use

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

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

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
Acme co. sponsors family oriented events Annually.
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
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings on occasion.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Our mentorship program includes 1-to-1 program, Cross-department program, Leadership mentoring.
Online course subscriptions available
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