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. Best of all this is a work from home opportunity!

The Product Owner is a key leader within Product Development and works with a dedicated product team. This person is responsible for building a consensus amongst stakeholders by defining a shared product vision of what needs to be built and championing this vision to the product team through creation of business objectives, epics and user stories. This person should have a talent for conveying a clear and compelling narrative and an enthusiasm for creating vital functionality, while striving to innovate and expand our market-leading product suite. This position requires commitment to exceptional results, a strong desire for continuous improvement and the ability to think strategically about our products and act tactically. This in-turn will ensure we continue to innovate and expand our market-leading product suite.

Are you the teammate we are looking for?

Who you are:

  • Collaborative, Innovative and Humble
  • Starts with the customer unmet need (both short and long term)
  • Equally skilled at dreaming (and articulating) and starting (and articulating) small
  • Always brings a point-of-view formed by mix of data, experience, and gut
  • Thick-skinned enough to successfully interact at the CEO level; curious enough to ask questions and alter point-of-view appropriately
  • Relentlessly curious about current market and technology trends, able to adapt accordingly
  • Passionate about quality and controls
  • A superior communicator with an affinity for change management
  • Unflinching in your desire for production stability

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

What we offer:

  • 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

Required Experience:

  • 3+ years delivering software solutions in agile SaaS environment as a Product Manager, preferably in Enterprise Software space
  • Data driven, with strong problem framing and analytical skills. You must be able to properly frame and size complex problems, then break them down into actionable steps
  • Strong interpersonal skills; you will need to develop strong relationships with software and QA engineers, operations, sales, marketing and other internal key partners
  • Excellent analytical, communication, technology skills
  • Superior attention to detail with strong written and organizational skills
  • Self-directed, self-motivated
  • Agile, humble, trustworthy, and a team player
  • Excel at communicating with the team remotely (confluence, slack, zoom, email, etc.)

During the last three months, you would have:

  • Established a point-of-view about the product vision and aligned business owners and product stakeholders to that vision
  • Became a deep expert in our customers, our business, the industry and the data
  • Translated product vision into prioritized and deliverable epics and user stories
  • Coordinated with other Product Owners to establish overall release goals and identify dependencies for cross-product initiatives
  • Driven continuous improvement; shared lessons learned and contributed to the development of the agile practices
  • Adjusted product priorities based on actual experience and user feedback
  • Facilitated and guided product planning, stakeholder interactions, and demos
  • Worked with internal and external customers to fully understand and conceptualize features and work flows related to those features
  • Created, maintained, prioritized and owned the product backlog
  • Made the final determination on feature acceptance and what ships
  • Understood the competitive landscape and balance but not be beholden to it
  • Acted as the voice of the customer, answered product related questions, and provided overall direction
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