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Data Engineer

Company Paylocity Job type Full-time Location Remote

Don’t just land a job. Launch your future.

Our all-in-one software platform gives HR pros a way to easily manage daily tasks in payroll, benefits, talent, and workforce management.

But what makes us different is that our technology is backed by a culture that cares. We care about our team members, clients, and partners – because people matter most. And people have always been at the heart of our business.

Since our founding in 1997, this is the thing that's stayed the same, from our employees to the millions of users nationwide that access our platform. We pride ourselves on partnering with our clients to build the workplace they and their employees crave.


Let's go forward together.

Position Overview:

Delivering one-of-a-kind cloud technology, accompanied by award winning customer service, Paylocity is a software company in a category of its own.

Poised to revolutionize the world of human capital management for hundreds of thousands of small and medium sized businesses, we are seeking the best and the brightest to help us create the future –enabling our customers to be employers of choice for their employees and supervisors.

Our Product & Technology organization nurtures a dynamic agile work environment full of talented individuals with a variety of thoughts, ideas and backgrounds working in small squads around a shared mission. Guided by our development principles, and a passion for compelling software, we come together to deliver great products and make Paylocity an exciting place to work.

As a Data Engineer, you will help design, create, deploy and maintain Paylocity’s data architecture. This role will influence how the data will be stored, consumed, integrated and managed by different data entities and systems. The role will be pivotal in engineering the tactical work of getting source data to its target.

Location: Remote

Reports To: Product Team Leader


During the last three months, you would have:

•Design, develop, and maintain relational databases for data storage and data mining. •Design, deploy, and manage the organization's data architecture.

•Perform data warehouse design and testing, including data design, database architecture, metadata, and repository creation.

•Create and support the ETL process to extract the data from source systems and place it into the data warehouse.

•Work closely with data analysts, data scientists, and other data consumers to optimize reports by defining business requirements and populating the data warehouse table structure.

•Design data warehouse schematics and layouts and develop capacity planning.

•Create and implement effective metrics and monitoring processes.

•Develop processes and procedures for entering information into data warehousing systems and for ensuring its reliability.

•Seek continuous improvement in performance of data warehouse and ensure security of data. •Collaborate with technology and management teams to understand structural requirements and define standards for how data will be stored, consumed, integrated, and managed across the organization and translate into a usable blueprint.

•Build an inventory of data needed to implement architecture and create a vision for how data will flow through the organization.

•Design and build complex data models, approve modifications, and implement systems. Implement measures to ensure data accuracy and accessibility, constantly monitoring and refining the performance of data management systems. Produce and enforce database development standards.

About You

Who you are:

•Enthusiastic about software architecture to provide the ultimate customer experience• An advocate for continuous improvement of our software development process

• Invested in staying current in data architecture by applying new technologies and 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 and contribute to high velocity, but unafraid to seek out suggestions from other team members

• Excited to work on cutting-edge technology

How we work:

•Curiosity and candor; the quality of the idea wins the day

• Casual, focused, and agile environment operating under our shared principles

•Customers at the center of everything we do

• Small, mission-focused squads with an entrepreneurial spirit backed by enterprise investments

• Consistent routines across stakeholders to ensure complete transparency

•Close working relationship between executive stakeholders and customers


•Bachelor's degree in a computer science, engineering, technology relatedfield or equivalent experience

•Experience of data modeling tools and standards, ETL tools, and big data technologies (e.g., Hadoop, Spark, Pig, NoSQL).

•Knowledge of machine learning techniques and algorithms, such as k-NN, Naive Bayes, SVM, Decision Forests, etc.

•Working experience with data lakes and data warehouses

•Should be familiar with Systems Architecture and developer tools

•Data-oriented personality

•Must be able to work effectively in an agile environment

•Must be effective and creative in problem solving

Compensation & Benefits

•A compelling mission to elevate payroll and human resources across the backroom and into the boardroom

•Focus on helping our customers automate manual processes, appeal to the modern workforce, and glean insights from analytics

•Lean enabling process that focuses on putting our customers at the center of everything we do

•A commitment to investing in our products, hiring the best talent, and giving them the chance to meaningfully contribute to a vast market opportunity

•Ample opportunity and encouragement to stay current with external training

•A phenomenal culture that keeps getting better

Other information

Other information

This job description has been written to provide an accurate reflection of the current job and to include the general nature of work performed. It is not designed to contain a comprehensive detailed inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of the employees assigned to the job. Management reserves the right to revise the job or require that other or different tasks be performed when circumstances change.

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