Senior Engineer Software Testing(Payroll Compliance)

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Paylocity is an award-winning provider of cloud-based HR and payroll software solutions, offering the most complete platform for the modern workforce. The company has become one of the fastest-growing HCM software providers worldwide by offering an intuitive, easy-to-use product suite that helps businesses automate and streamline HR and payroll processes, attract and retain talent, and build a strong workplace culture.
While traditional HR and payroll providers automate basic HR processes such as payroll and benefits administration, Paylocity goes further by developing tools that HR and businesses need to compete for talent and deliver against the expectations of the modern workforce.
We give our employees what they need to succeed, including great benefits and perks! We offer medical, dental, vision, life, disability, and a 401(k) match, as well as perks that support you, your family, and your finances. And if it's career development you desire, we provide that, too! At Paylocity, people matter most and have always been at the heart of our business.
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Senior Software Test Engineer
Senior Software Test Engineers work with dedicated product teams to ensure that our products deliver against our customers' unmet needs. They function as ambassadors of quality within the team and lead by example in instilling a testing mindset to improve overall quality and team velocity. ?They are responsible for ensuring our software functions the way it is intended by creating automated testing plans and strategy, creating/coaching software engineers/Associate Software Test Engineers/Software Test Engineers to create various forms of automated testing, execute tests and solve complex issues. They work side by side with software engineers to improve overall software quality and recommend opportunities for improvement.
Are you the teammate we are looking for?
Who You Are

  • Enthusiastic about developing the best software available and providing the ultimate customer experience
  • An advocate for continuous improvement of our software development process
  • Interested in staying current by applying new technologies
  • Able to work in a collaborative environment with a willingness to share your ideas
  • Able to work independently on modules and complete tasks with high quality and contribute to high velocity, but unafraid to seek out suggestions from other team members
  • Excited to work on cutting-edge technology

During The First Six Months, You Will

  • Understand customer needs and business goals
  • Often acts as the test lead for features or epics
  • Be adept at creating, executing, and supervising highly complex test plans for large-scale development projects while collaborating with Product owners/analysts/managers and other Engineers.
  • Analyze Production issues and regression bugs to identify and implement preventative measures
  • Design cleanly coded, comprehensive test automation framework for their team or product area
  • Consider future testing needs when designing test automation
  • Work with developers to create test harnesses that will enable test automation for hard-to-test features
  • Understand and consider technical dependencies when creating test strategies
  • Provide feedback via decision-making frameworks for proposed changes from across the organization
  • Work within the scope of a team and participates in cross-team testing collaboration
  • Utilize, extend and create new automated testing frameworks including load testing/performance testing
  • ?Identify opportunities for test architecture and implementation that can be reused by multiple teams
  • When needed, perform exploratory testing on the product to understand its testing challenges
  • Create and mentor/coach software engineers/ASTEs/STEs to create various forms of automated testing (of high complexity) and help team identify and use appropriate methods of testing.
  • Understand how to use security testing tools to find gaps in security coverage
  • Solve complex testing issues
  • Monitor state of quality, raising awareness and resolution of gaps in quality
  • Drive the team and organization toward implementing Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery pipeline, where needed. Identify and implement improvements for existing Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery pipelines.
  • Regularly contribute to and at times present at Community of Practice sessions, and contribute to Paved Roads when appropriate.

Required Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or equivalent with 4+ years of experience.
  • Demonstrated experience building automated testing frameworks from scratch using frameworks such as Cypress, Playwright etc
  • Experience with performance testing using tools such as JMeter, Artillery and Locust
  • Demonstrated experience working with an object oriented language (preferably C#)
  • Demonstrated experience working with client-side web technologies (HTML, CSS, and JavaScript)
  • Demonstrated experience testing APIs and deep understanding of API best practices
  • Experience writing SQL queries including joins
  • Experience testing consumer facing web applications
  • AWS experience is a plus
  • Deep knowledge of software testing best practices in an agile environment
  • Experience with Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery integrations or tooling
  • Must be adaptable to change and have a willingness to learn
  • Must have a strong sense of curiosity
  • Must commit to their role and take responsibility for their tasks
  • Must be able to work effectively in an agile and team environment
  • Must be effective and creative in problem solving

If you are excited about Paylocity, the technology, the team, the project, and can say yes to several or all of the criteria above, we're excited to hear from you. What are you waiting for?
Paylocity is an equal-opportunity employer. Paylocity is committed to the full inclusion of all individuals. We recruit, train, compensate, and promote regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected status as required by applicable law. At Paylocity, we believe diversity makes us better.
We embrace and encourage our employees' differences in age, culture, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion or spiritual belief, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, and other characteristics that make our employees unique. We actively cultivate these differences through our employee resource groups (ERGs), employee experiences, perspectives, talents, and approaches to drive innovation in the software and services we provide our customers.
We comply with federal and state disability laws and make reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. To request reasonable accommodation in the job application or interview process, please contact [email protected]. This email address is exclusively designated for such requests, aligning with federal and state disability laws. Please do not send resumes to this email address, as they will be removed.
This role can be performed from any office in the US. The pay range for this position is $76,038 -$164,135/yr; however, base pay offered may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. This position is eligible for an annual restricted stock unit grant based on individual performance in addition to a full range of benefits outlined here. This information is provided per the relevant state and local pay transparency laws for the location in which this position will be performed. Base pay information is based on market location. Applicants should apply via

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