Sonatype is the software supply chain management company. We’re on a mission to change how the world innovates by making software development easier. From running the world’s largest repository of Java open-source components (Maven Central) to inventing componentized software development and then software supply chain management to creating the only solution that stops malicious open-source malware in its tracks, we’re constantly leading the industry while helping thousands of customers manage open source every day.
Already used by 15 million developers, we have lofty goals for our technology to be in the hands of every engineering team. And we need you to do that. Join us!
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We are looking for an HR/Payroll Specialist to support our thriving team! You will play a meaningful role in leading and executing payroll operations across our global locations for our 500+ employees. You will work closely with HR teams, finance departments, and external vendors to ensure accurate and timely processing of payroll for employees in various countries as well as facilitating our onboarding/offboarding, leave management processes and other HR related activities.
**This role requires a minimum of three days a week in our Fulton, Maryland office


  • Payroll Administration
  • Prepare and process semi-monthly and monthly payrolls for 500+ employees (hourly, non-exempt, exempt, commissioned) across all entities (US, UK, Australia, Canada, Germany, Singapore and Colombia) maintaining compliance with local regulations and company policies.
  • Process payroll adjustments, paid time off, leave management, bonuses, commissions, expense reimbursements, garnishments, and other payroll-related transactions.
  • Run payroll data accurately in the HRIS/payroll system and maintain data integrity of employee records.
  • Partner with international payroll vendors to ensure accurate facilitation of global payroll
  • Supervise registration for payroll taxes with new states, payroll tax reporting and audit requests relating to payroll
  • Submit and run deferrals for US 401(k), UK Pension, and Australian superannuation
  • Find opportunities to streamline payroll processes, enhance system functionality, and improve operational efficiency.
  • Implement standard processes and automation tools to optimize payroll workflows and reduce manual errors.

HR Specialist Tasks:

  • Facilitate on-boarding and offboarding processes
  • Accurately build, maintain and audit employee records in HRIS, ensuring data integrity and accuracy
  • Manage leave processes (FMLA, parental leave, etc.)
  • Lead the company wide HR Inbox, responding to questions from employees in a timely manner
  • Support onsite HR needs such as record keeping, processing and actioning mail, etc.


  • 2+ years of demonstrable experience administering payroll. Global payroll experience is preferred
  • Demonstrable knowledge of regulations relating to US payroll and benefits, payroll related taxes, garnishments, overtime, and other income
  • Proficiency in payroll software/systems (e.g., ADP, Workday, SAP) ADP Workforce Now experience preferred
  • Ability to successfully work collaboratively across the organization
  • Excellent attention to detail, accuracy, and confidentiality in handling sensitive payroll information.

What we are proud of:

  • 2023 Forrester Leader in SCA
  • #1 ranked SCA
  • 2022 Frost & Sullivan Technology Innovation Leader Award: Sonatype earned Frost & Sullivan’s 2022 Global Technology Innovation Leadership Award in Development and Operations (DevOps) Security.
  • NVTC 2022 Cyber Company of the Year: Sonatype was named Commercial Cyber Company of the Year and a Capital Cyber Award-winner by the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC)
  • 2022 Annual Peer Award: Sonatype’s Nexus Lifecycle won a PeerSpot Silver Peer Award as a leading Enterprise Technology solution in the Software Composition Analysis category.
  • 2022 Best in Biz Award: Sonatype CEO Wayne Jackson was recognized as a Silver Winner in the Best in Biz Awards’ Executive of the Year category.
  • Tech Ascension Awards: Sonatype was named the Best DevOps Security Solution for Nexus Lifecycle and Nexus Firewall (Software Composition Analysis).
  • BuiltIn Best Places to Work: Sonatype was named to the Washington DC 100 Best Places to Work list and Washington DC Best Midsize Places to Work list.
  • Company Wellness Week – We shut down company operations for a week to enable all employees to spend time pursuing personal growth and enjoying much needed and deserved rest.
  • Diversity & Inclusion Working Groups
  • Parental Leave Policy
  • Paid Volunteer Time Off (VTO)
At Sonatype, we value diversity and inclusivity. We offer perks such as parental leave, diversity and inclusion working groups, and flexible working practices to allow our employees to show up as their whole selves. We are an equal-opportunity employer, and we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please do not hesitate to let us know.
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