Principal Software Engineer III (Front End Focus)

Principal Software Engineer III (Front End Focus)

Paylocity is an equal opportunity employer.

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.

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 its career development you desire, we provide that, too! At Paylocity, people matter most and have always been at the heart of our business.

Help Paylocity enhance communication and enable employees to connect, collaborate, and create from anywhere with a position in Product & Technology!

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Principal Software Engineer IIIs are members of our product and engineering teams, responsible for creating, enhancing, and supporting common features. Working side-by-side with Product Owners, Software Engineers, and Business Stakeholders, they are actively involved in the complete software development life cycle in an agile environment including technical design, hands-on coding, unit testing, integration testing, performance tuning, maintenance, troubleshooting, deploys and upgrades.

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 & networking.

  • Enthusiastic about developing the best software available and providing the ultimate customer experience
  • Passionate about User Interface development and building modern, responsive, and accessible products
  • Hands on to dive deep and code the most complex software, while having the breadth to design large scale applications
  • An advocate for continuous improvement of our software development process
  • Interested in staying current by applying modern technologies, defining company level changes, and evangelizing for team to adopt those technologies
  • 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 innovative technology as well as improve operational stance of existing applications
  • Mentor and advise other domain experts and individual contributors across multiple teams
  • Force multiplier, elevating the engineering org through best practices and guidance
  • Plan for longer term improvements and features supporting system stability and growth
  • Guide conversation to remove blockers and encourage collaboration across teams
  • Proactively identify opportunities to reuse or generalize existing services and product features
  • Think creatively looking for incremental value and not sacrificing progress for perfection
  • Speak and communicate publicly or across the company inspiring other engineers

During the first six months, you will:

  • Demonstrate an elevated depth and become a subject matter expert in shared domains or platforms
  • Take on a leading role in discovery, design, and implementation for shared systems & architectures
  • Understand wider, cross-functional impacts of changes to shared domains or platforms
  • Partner with the Design team to understand our current design language and long-term goals
  • Evangelize and support organization-wide technical strategies, platform adoption and associated best practices
  • Enable teams to quickly learn and adopt new systems or platforms
  • Design and implement architecture for shared domains or shared platforms
  • Make or influence technology choices for new architecture that is needed to support multi-team missions
  • Solicit and provide feedback and guidance via decision-making frameworks from across the organization ensuring alignment with current technical strategies
  • Help with recruiting the best talent
  • Own the overall health and engineering quality of shared domain architecture and shared platforms

Required Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related discipline and/or equivalent experience
  • At least 10 years’ experience in designing and developing large-scale enterprise applications with hands-on coding experience
  • Served as a lead or hands on architect role with ability to lead initiatives that have a large technical span from start to finish
  • Strong understanding of software architecture and design principles. Experience in designing scalable and maintainable front-end systems.
  • Experience building user interface platforms that codify a design language into composable components allowing applications to move quickly yet stay consistent
  • Experience with open-source component libraries such as Aria, Material UI, or others
  • Deep understanding and proficiency in front end technologies such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and popular frameworks like React, Angular, or Vue.js
  • Expertise in .NET, Typescript, Python, or similar language. Be programming language agnostic
  • Strong knowledge of AWS and leveraging cloud for scalability and performance
  • Understanding of security and its application to software systems (authentication, authorization, cloud security etc.)
  • Must be adaptable to change and have a willingness to learn
  • Understand the implications of architectural decisions to cost of operations and make balanced decisions
  • Must be able to work effectively in an agile and team environment
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills. Should be able to work effectively with cross-functional teams including product managers, designers, and backend engineers.

Paylocity is an equal-opportunity employer.Paylocity is committed to the full inclusion of all individuals. We recruit, train, compensate, and promote regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected status as required by applicable law. At Paylocity, we believe diversity makes us better.

We embrace and encourage our employees differences in age, culture, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion or spiritual belief, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, and other characteristics that make our employees unique. We actively cultivate these differences through our employee resource groups (ERGs), employee experiences, perspectives, talents, and approaches to drive innovation in the software and services we provide our customers.

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 $130k – $256k/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 outlinedhere.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