Senior Manager Product Design

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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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Want to develop the strategies and principles needed to deliver compelling software? Join our team and help us enhance our all-in-one software platform, elevate our one-of-a-kind technology, and improve the employee experience.
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About This Job
User Experience is the function that applies principles and techniques of discovery, research, design, and content strategy to define the experience a user has in a product.
As a Senior Manager Product Design, you will lead design initiatives, to help identify and solve challenges for the Paylocity user groups within the Product organization. You will lead and help mentor your team of designers, helping establish best practices and uphold standards across your teams. You are a storyteller, have a diverse set of skills, are a driver of change, are open to new possibilities, are impact-oriented, and have a great cultural fit.

  • Create alignment on schedules and plan definitions, including dependency tracking across the disciplines and products.
  • Collaborate with product and development leaders to shepherd end-to-end experiences from concept to ship for large and/or complex products.
  • Influence the product strategy and lead others in defining needs of large and/or complex product designs based on multiple factors such as user insights and the business needs.
  • Mentor and support designers, actively participating in the requirements definition process and influencing project or feature goals.
  • Provide strategic insight for project planning and work with other managers or report directly to senior leadership.
  • Exhibit exceptional negotiation skills, adeptly communicating and facilitating trade-off decisions to reach win-win agreements and consensus among stakeholders.
  • Connect the dots between teams to enable collaboration, identifying opportunities to build on the work of others and leverage previous work.
  • Prioritize critical or frequently encountered user goals and identify the optimal design opportunities.
  • Possess the judgment to discern the appropriate timing for conceptual designs, and you understand how and when to present them to UX and product leadership.
  • Lead communication workstreams for effective communication across groups, exploring new ways of storytelling, and are recognized as an expert in evangelizing designs through communication.
  • Are recognized as an expert storyteller, known for your ability to captivate and influence audiences.

Required Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in human computer Interaction (HCI) in Human Cognition, Interaction Design, Human Factors, but candidates with 10+ years of applied experience within the UX field.
  • Exceptional visual, communication, and presentation skills.
  • Must be able to tackle complex design problems, in undefined problem spaces.
  • Possess a broad set of UX skills and advanced experience in design and system design within a complex information architecture.
  • Proven ability to collaborate on process improvements and influence. product/engineering counterparts in an organization.

Soft Skills

  • Expert communicator and facilitator to stakeholders within business.
  • Relentlessly curious about tech and market trends, able to adapt accordingly.
  • Unflinching in your desire to advocate best user experience possible.
  • Ability to build relationships in a highly collaborative environment.

Preferred Skills

  • Experience designing for Saas products in agile environment.
  • Proven experience in mentoring and coaching team members.
  • Stay up to date with the latest design trends, tools, and technologies, and being able to adapt to changing design requirements.

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 role can be performed from any office in the US. The pay range for this position is $159,091 - $225,101/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 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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