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Software Engineer (Design Systems)


USD 75k-145k/year
14 days ago

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Paylocity is a cloud-based software company that creates customized HR solutions for small to mid-sized organizations. Our workplace enhances communication and enables employees to connect, collaborate, and create from anywhere. Our award-winning culture ensures everyone has a voice and feels truly welcome. Join Paylocity as we shape the future of technology and the workplace!  

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Design Systems Engineers are integral members of our organization. They are responsible for building tools to  accelerate the front-end feature development of our product teams. They partner closely with designers,  product team engineers and product leaders, helping to provide subject matter expertise, support and feedback  to the systems’ internal customers. They are creative engineering professionals at their core and are proficient in  modern front-end tools, technologies and approaches. This position requires a commitment to exceptional  results, a strong desire for growth & continuous improvement and the ability to build strong relationships with a  multi-discipline team. 

Are you the teammate we are looking for?

Who you are: 

  • You are passionate about maintaining, supporting and contributing to a comprehensive design system  that is the foundation of our customer experience 

  • You love to solve complex engineering problems in innovative ways which have a direct and large impact  on your organization and its customers. 

  • You have a customer-focussed mentality. You are always ready to jump in to help even if you don’t know  the answer and your coding decisions are made with the engineering consumer in mind. 

  • You have an eye for user experience. You can put yourself in the end users’ shoes and visualize and  understand how a user will approach a given feature.

  • You have a learner’s mindset and are interested in staying up to date on the latest technology, advocate  for continuous improvement and looking for ways to improve the practice of the design system 

  • You are a humble person who collaborates and seeks feedback from a diverse, cross-functional team of  designers and software engineers. 

In this role, you will: 

  • Collaborate with designers and engineers to build and maintain a library of reusable components with  TypeScript, JavaScript, React, CSS and more 

  • Enable our engineering and design customers by contributing to and maintaining useful and relevant  documentation 

  • Partner with engineering teams to support consumption of the design system components

  • Mentor other Design System Engineers on the team

  • Build and maintain tools to increase team efficiency, reliability and quality 

  • Determine ways to align with emerging standards while promoting best practices and pushing the limits  of what’s possible 

  • Evangelize the efforts of the design system’s modular components to the engineering community and  stakeholders 

We’re looking for: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering, technology, or design-related field or equivalent  experience 

  • At least 3 years of experience writing elegant, maintainable and performant production-level code in  JavaScript/TypeScript 

  • Proficient in writing semantic, compliant and accessible HTML

  • Proficient understanding of component-based architecture using React 

  • Proficient in writing modular and maintainable CSS

  • Experience turning mockups into responsive, accessible and performant code 

  • Experience delivering working components published via NPM

  • Experience with JavaScript testing libraries for unit, integration and end to end testing

  • Experience writing code in native mobile for iOS and Android a plus

  • Strong communication skills with an ability to collaborate with Engineers and Designers 

  • Familiarity with CSS-in-JS a plus

  • Familiarity working in an agile software development environment working on/with cross functional  teams to deliver a product user experience

  • Able to effectively communicate development techniques with the team and stakeholder 

Paylocity is an equal opportunity employer. 

Paylocity is committed to the full inclusion of all individuals. 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 $75,000 - $146,189/yr; however, base pay offered may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. This position is eligible for an annual restricted stock unit grant based on individual performance in addition to a full range of benefits outlined here. 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 via

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