Senior Engineer DevOps
Fully Remote Remote Worker - US Product & Technology
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 Paylocity is a cloud-based software company that creates customized HR solutions for small to mid-sized organizations. Our workplace enhances communication and enables employees to connect, collaborate, and create from anywhere. Our award-winning culture ensures everyone has a voice and feels truly welcome.  Join Paylocity as we shape the future of technology and the workplace!

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The mission of the Performance and Load Testing team is to ensure the stability of the Paylocity suite by empowering product teams to measure and analyze the performance and capacity of their applications quickly and easily. The senior performance test engineer is responsible for providing load test tooling consultancy to Paylocity product teams to ensure software and systems perform optimally, meet performance requirements, and provide an excellent user experience.

Who You Are:

· At ease working with all levels of the organization· Relentlessly curious about current market and technology trends and able to adapt accordingly

· Passionate about automation· Superior communicator with a penchant for quality

· Unflinching in your desire for production stability and client satisfaction

· A natural problem solver that can quickly troubleshoot and remediate application or environment issues

· Able to work with both software development and operations

· Able to work in a collaborative environment with a willingness to share your ideas

· Able to take the lead on multiple concurrent initiatives and unafraid to seek out suggestions from team members

· Desire to be a “Player/Coach” in all aspects of the process


· Serve as a performance testing subject matter expert in the organization and mentor junior team members

· Lead the design and support of an internally developed load testing framework that integrates with Application Performance Management (APM) platforms

· Design, implement, execute and analyze load tests for services, applications and infrastructure

· Incorporate performance evaluation into our continuous integration process, including both backend and frontend metrics

· Collaborate with cross-functional teams to understand performance liabilities and contribute advice for improvements

· Evangelize performance testing methodologies to the rest of the organization 

· Stay up to date with industry trends and best practices


· Experience (5+ years) in performance and load testing complex, web-based enterprise applications

· Experience (5+ years) load testing with Apache jMeter

· Experience in designing test scenarios and load profiles based on application functionality and usage patterns

· Experience working with APM tools such as DataDog, NewRelic or AppDynamics

· Experience with SQL tuning and troubleshooting database performance bottlenecks

· Knowledge of performance testing concepts and methods as applied in a C# .NET environment

· Knowledge of infrastructure components (servers, network, load balancers, switches, firewalls, etc)

· Ability to manage performance testing on containerized applications for AWS or Kubernetes

· Experience working in a fast-paced Agile/Scrum environment

· Ability to interface effectively with business and technical stakeholders

Nice to Haves:

· Experience load testing web socket, database, and messaging protocols

· Advanced experience troubleshooting application performance, dashboarding and integrating with the DataDog APM tool

· Experience developing custom automation framework(s)

· Programming language knowledge (C#/.NET)

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 is $84,487 - $182,372/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