Senior Product Designer

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Employer Provided Salary: 120,000-169,000 Annually
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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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The Senior Product Designer is an integral member of the UX organization and works directly with our product development teams. They partner directly with our product owners to understand customer behavior and deliver best-in-class user experiences within the Paylocity product suite. They are responsible for meeting multiple product teams' user experience needs, including: Visual Design, Interaction Design, Design System Contributions, Information Architecture, Writing, Quantitative and Qualitative Research and Analysis, and Prototyping. Senior Product Designers are also responsible for driving design system strategy, delivering complex user interactions, advancing the craft, and expanding our market leading suite. They are leaders in the UX community and are the "go-to" resource for product designers within their team, providing direction, coaching and feedback. They are also creative thinkers and problem-solvers dedicated to putting the user first by learning through rapid experiments and frequent customer feedback loops.
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Who You Are
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.

  • Enthusiastic about user experience, designing 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 and best practices
  • 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, but unafraid to seek out suggestions from other team members
  • Excited to work on cutting-edge technology

During The First Six Months, You Will

  • Turn broad, conceptual ideas into elegant design solutions centered on our users' success and happiness at completing their jobs and connecting to our organizational strategy.
  • Collaborate with Product Owner(s) to define the user needs
  • Present UX artifacts during high-level, strategic conversations across a category with product and executive teams
  • Demonstrate leadership in the UX community by leading: research and analysis, design community level initiatives, cross-category design initiatives to progress design systems, and/or the process/approach for tackling design problems using known methods (including anticipating problems and going beyond best practices to uncover novel, unexpected but still workable solutions)
  • Instill an unwavering commitment to quality in all projects from conception to launch
  • Partner with development and engineering to ensure excellent communication and execution of every project. Coordinate with Dev Lead and Product Team Leaders to solve for consistency.
  • Ship a product, learn from it, and iterate
  • Live our culture and values and recommended new standards in executional and operational excellence. Is a consistent contributor to the user experience COP.
  • Work on projects with minimal oversight
  • Work in parallel with peers and often take a leading role on new features and design evolution from discovery through delivery to achieve FY objectives
  • Be proficient in research, design, and/or content strategy within all stages of SDLC and PDLC (software and product development lifecycles)
  • Sometimes mentor or coach one or more junior team members
  • Be highly proficient in performing and delivering moderate and high complexity UX work that solves challenging user problems
  • Design moderately complex parts of the system and make informed decisions around UX Debt and tradeoffs
  • Effectively deliver on multiple user journeys
  • Define interim milestones for and own medium or large sized projects
  • Begin to recognize and surface risks
  • Keep work in line with bigger picture goals and not go down rabbit holes

Required Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in design, Human Computer Interaction, technology or related field or equivalent experience
  • Must have at least 7 years of experience using design system patterns to create engaging, multi-platform user experiences at an enterprise level organization or equivalent experience, demonstrating a strong body of work
  • In-depth knowledge of workflow design
  • Has a solid understanding of front end development (HTML/CSS)
  • Has mastered common creative tools such as: Sketch, InVision and Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Advanced in one or more of the following areas and competent in another: User Research, Product Design, UI Development, and UX Writing
  • Experience working in an agile software development environment, working on/with cross-functional teams to deliver a product user experience
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver and iterate on valuable user experiences
  • Effectively communicates design thinking and product strategy with the team and stakeholders that deliver upon business outcomes
  • Confidently delivers many projects at one time while delivering valuable user experiences
  • Must be able to strategize for content creatively
  • Must be data and business insight driven
  • Must have a strong sense of curiosity
  • Be results driven with an innovate mindset
  • Must commit to their role and take responsibility for their tasks
  • Must be able to work effectively in a team environment
  • Must be able to effectively solve problems

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.
This role can be performed from any office in the US. The pay range for this position is $120k - $169k/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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