Principal Engineer (Remote)

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Paylocity is an equal opportunity employer.
Many companies offer payroll and human capital management (HCM) solutions, but Paylocity takes technology to the next level. We've evolved beyond HCM to a next-generation employee experience platform. With uniquely designed solutions to help companies engage employees, we've changed how and where work gets done and created a personalized work environment. Join Paylocity as we continue to transform the future of technology!
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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We are recruiting for a Principal Engineer to join our Payroll Compliance team. With a focus on architecture, you will be responsible for defining and driving technical direction of our products with a strong focus on leveraging cloud technologies. This includes working with our core technical teams to establish and evangelize standards and practices, working with engineering managers, directors, and other leaders to socialize and solidify technical strategy, coaching and mentoring more junior, but very talented, Software Engineers and contributing working code to our solutions. Your passion for scalable, performant, and maintainable systems will shine through in your areas of direct influence, as well as throughout all of Paylocity's products as you guide and influence those around the organization.
Are you the teammate we are looking for?
Who you are:
• Enthusiastic about design, development, and architecture for the best software available and providing the ultimate customer experience
• A leader in continuous improvement of our development process
• Interested in staying current with technology and willing to evangelize in order to realize your technical vision
• Able to work in a collaborative environment with a willingness to share your ideas
• Able to take the lead on multiple initiatives across a product category and collaborate on tasks to ship with high quality, but unafraid to seek out suggestions from team members
• Excited to work on cutting-edge technology, test automation and DevOps practices!
• Desires to be a "Player/Coach" in all aspects of the process
During the first six months, you will:
• Design, develop and contribute to some of the most important functionality happening in the product category
• Work with teams on standards or frameworks and evangelize their use across the organization.
• Work closely with DevOps, DBAs and SysAdmin to make deployments easier to improve team velocity and overall quality of delivery.
• Partner with a collection of Software Engineers and Development Leads to ensure everyone moving forward in the same direction.
• Continued individual learning to stay abreast of emerging trends in technology
• Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Math or related discipline and/or equivalent experience
• 10+ years of experience in designing and developing large-scale enterprise level applications, including hands-on experience with web applications
• Served in a lead or architect capacity within a large-scale product organization.
• Demonstrated understanding of layered Architecture
• Proven experience of API development practices and how that relates to a service-oriented architecture and/or microservices.
• Strong knowledge of AWS product offerings and how to leverage the cloud for scalability and performance.
• Solid understanding of Object-Oriented Analysis and Design proficiency in multiple .NET Frameworks including .NET Core
• Proficiency in C#, ASP .NET, ASP.NET MVC, SQL Server
• Understanding of common design patterns
• Knowledge of Web Development industry standards and best practices
• Strong knowledge of security (risks and threats, authentication, authorization, certificates, encryption)
• Experience with automated unit testing patterns and tools (preferred)
• Experience with preprocessors such as SCSS and LESS (preferred)
• Familiarity with different CSS methodologies such as OOCSS, BEM, SMACSS (preferred)
• Familiarity with JavaScript Frameworks such as AngularJS, Ember.js (preferred)
This role can be performed from any office in the US. The pay range for this position in Colorado is $118,945-218,382 /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 Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act. Base pay information is based on market location. Applicants should apply via
Paylocity is an equal opportunity employer.
Paylocity is committed to the full inclusion of all individuals. 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]
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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

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
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
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) 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
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
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Online course subscriptions available

An Insider's view of Paylocity

What’s the vibe like in the office?

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How has your career grown since starting at the company?

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How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

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