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About Paylocity:   

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.

Staff Software Engineer (Front-End)

We are seeking an exceptional and experienced Staff Frontend Software Engineer to join our dynamic team. As a Staff Frontend Software Engineer, you will play a pivotal role in leading the frontend development efforts, driving technical excellence, and mentoring junior engineers. You will collaborate with cross-functional teams to architect, design, and implement scalable and innovative frontend solutions. This role offers an exciting opportunity to make significant contributions to our products, influence technical direction, and mentor the next generation of frontend engineers.

Are you the teammate we are looking for?

Who you are:

Engineering is the function that applies principles and techniques of engineering, mathematics, and computer/data science to the design, development, and testing of applications. The Product & Technology engineering family consists of software development, testing, database, devops, virtualization & network.

· Enthusiastic about developing 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.

· 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 and contribute to high velocity, but unafraid to seek out suggestions from other team members.

· Excited to work on cutting-edge technology.

During the first six months, you will:

· Lead the design and implementation of complex frontend systems, architectures, and frameworks to support the development of scalable web applications.

· Provide technical leadership and guidance to frontend engineers, including code reviews, architectural reviews, and mentoring.

· Collaborate with product managers, designers, and backend engineers to translate requirements into technical specifications and deliver high-quality frontend solutions.

· Drive the adoption of best practices, coding standards, and design patterns to ensure the development of maintainable, performant, and scalable frontend codebases.

· Architect and implement frontend infrastructure, tools, and processes to streamline development workflows and enhance productivity.

· Stay updated on emerging frontend technologies, tools, and trends, and evaluate their potential impact on our technical stack and projects.

· Champion and advocate for frontend engineering best practices, including accessibility, performance optimization, and cross-browser compatibility.

· Troubleshoot and debug complex frontend issues, perform root cause analysis, and implement effective solutions to ensure optimal performance and reliability.

· Collaborate with QA engineers to develop comprehensive test strategies and ensure the delivery of high-quality, bug-free software.

· Participate in strategic planning, roadmap development, and technical decision-making to align frontend initiatives with business goals and objectives.

Required Experience: 

· Bachelor’s degree in computer science, Engineering, or related field; Master's degree preferred.

· Proven experience (5+ years) as a Frontend Software Engineer, with demonstrated expertise in architecting and building scalable web applications.

· Extensive knowledge of modern frontend technologies, including HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript (ES6+), and frontend frameworks/libraries: React.

· Strong understanding of frontend architecture patterns, state management, and design principles.

· Experience with frontend build tools (e.g., Webpack, Babel), package managers (e.g., npm, Yarn), and version control systems (e.g., Git).

· Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to debug and troubleshoot complex technical issues.

· Leadership experience, with a track record of mentoring junior engineers, leading technical initiatives, and driving projects to successful outcomes.

· Excellent communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to effectively interact with cross-functional teams and stakeholders.

· Experience with Agile/Scrum methodologies and familiarity with project management tools like Jira or Asana.

· A passion for learning and staying updated on emerging technologies, industry trends, and best practices in frontend engineering.

Preferred Experience: 

· Experience with cloud platforms (AWS preferred, Azure, GCP)

· Experience with server-side rendering (e.g., Next.js) and/or progressive web app (PWA) development.

· Knowledge of performance optimization techniques, web accessibility standards (e.g., WCAG), and SEO best practices.

· Familiarity with frontend testing frameworks (e.g., Playwright – preferred, Jest, Enzyme, Cypress) and automated testing practices.

· Experience with containerization technologies (e.g., Docker).

· Contributions to open-source projects, participation in developer communities, or attendance at tech conferences/events.

Paylocity is an equal opportunity employer.

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At Paylocity, “We” is what makes us different. We are committed to fostering a culture that honors diverse opinions, perspectives, and backgrounds, knowing that each makes us stronger and collectively unbeatable together. We actively cultivate these differences as we engage each other in driving innovation in the software and services we provide our customers. Paylocity is an equal opportunity employer. If you are an individual with a disability and you need assistance or a reasonable accommodation during the application process, please contact our services team at +1 (844) 404-7427.