Director of Engineering- HR Platforms
Fully Remote Remote Product & Technology
Job Type
Full-time, Full-time

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.

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.

Director, Engineering - HR Platforms



The Director of Engineering is a critical role in our Product and Tech organization.  This highly visible member of the Technology Leadership Team has overall accountability for the end-to-end strategy of a specific vertical of Paylocity’s business and will lead multiple initiatives to deliver against that strategy.  

This position requires a strategic leader committed to finding and delivering against our customers’ unmet needs.  This role will enable a culture of innovation and ownership across all of Product and Technology – ensuring the teams are entrepreneurial and self-sufficient, while still focused on a common vision. 

Who you are: 

  • Strong technical leader that has driven large scale complicated projects across multiple teams with a strong emphasis on creating enterprise grade platform capabilities  
  • Influential leader who rallies multiple teams around the vision, and creates an atmosphere where teams are empowered to deliver 
  • Collaborative, innovative and humble 
  • Determined and willing to experiment, embracing constant feedback loops 
  • A model for exhibiting grit and the entrepreneurial spirit  
  • Leader who focuses on talent development by creating enabling and inclusive environments and identifying, coaching and cultivating high potentials.
  • Always curious about current market and technology trends, and influences product direction accordingly  
  • A superior communicator with an affinity for change management 
  • Steadfast in your desire to create products & platforms that scale with growth  

During the first six months, you will: 

  • Identify, develop and articulate the appropriate tech missions, developing an overall strategy for consistent delivery 
  • Be a sounding board for ideas and a center of excellence for all matters relating to current and future technologies 
  • Develop a strategy to secure four 9’s of long-term platform stability and a world-class scalable architecture (and implement it) 
  • Work closely with our Information Security team to ensure that our development teams are implementing security best practices and remediating any vulnerabilities 
  • Secure and establish strategies around internal vs. external technology investments 
  • Effectively build & maintain relationships with key stakeholders 
  • Create a culture of accountability, quality, agility, operational excellence, and high performance that will foster the attraction, development and retention of excellent product and technical talent 
  • Partner and contribute to go to market activities for Paylocity products including coordinating with Sales, Customer Success, Marketing, Finance and other teams 

Required Experience:  

  • A desire to continuously learn and improve yourself and those around you 
  • Experience working on highly visible, complex, continuous delivery initiatives  
  • A proven leader in the software engineering domain with a SaaS product and cloud-based technologies  
  • An infectious desire to mentor, coach, develop, attract, and retain people  
  • Experience presenting information, gaining feedback and responding to questions from diverse groups of individuals, including leaders, customers, and prospective customers 
  • Compelling leadership style that includes extraordinary people, program management skills, business and technology expertise with a style that influences others outside direct span of control and shows confidence 
  • Hands-on knowledge of Agile engineering practices and a heavy emphasis on continuous improvement leading to highly efficient and productive engineering teams  
  • Can develop and communicate and larger vision yet understands when and how it is necessary to dive into detail  
  • A master at execution, that lead teams to implement strategy into results  
  • A proven track record of defining business quarterly business goals and delivering on those goals to drive profitable growth 

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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

This role can be performed from any office in the US. The pay range for this position in Colorado is $152,295 - $223,233 /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