Data Architect


United States Remote

Full time

$145-155k (annually)

Jan 23

Many companies offer payroll and human capital management (HCM) solutions, but Paylocity takes technology to the next level. We have evolved beyond HCM to a next-generation employee experience platform. With uniquely designed solutions to help companies engage employees, we’ve changed how and where work gets done and created a personalized work environment. Join Paylocity as we continue to transform the future of technology!

As a Data Architect, you will help to define the vision and technical strategy, leading through innovation, for Paylocity’s products and architecture. In this role, you will serve as part of Paylocity’s technology leadership, working in an interdisciplinary manner with other teams to build and migrate applications, software, and services in the cloud. You will drive improvements in our cloud strategy and translate that strategy into executable deliverables that continue to innovate. Beyond this, you will work with a variety of roles across the company, including the executive level. Are you the teammate we are looking for?

Who you are:  

· Enthusiastic about software architecture to provide the ultimate customer experience 

· Passionate about data architecture design patterns 

· Engaged in designing the blueprint for managing data assets in alignment with Paylocity’s organizational strategy to establish strategic data requirements and designs to meet these requirements 

· A strong coach and leader in the way of data modeling and feasibility studies 

· 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 

· An advocate for continuous improvement of our software development process 

· Excited to work on cutting-edge technology 

During the first three months, you will:?  

· Conceptualize and visualize how data will flow through the organization 

· Build an inventory of data needed to implement architecture in alignment with the identified vision 

· Define the relational databases strategy for data storage and data mining 

· Design, deploy, and manage the organization's data architecture 

· Collaborate with 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 

· Work in an interdisciplinary manner with other teams to build and migrate applications, software, and services 

· Lead architectural discussions to ensure solutions are designed for successful deployment in the cloud 

· Conduct one-to-few and one-to-many training sessions to transfer knowledge across our teams? 

· Capture and share best practices across the organization 

· Invest in relationships to break down silos and work across organizational boundaries 

Required Experience:  

· Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or equivalent experience 

· Working experience with modern data architectures that might include data lakes and data warehouses 

· Experienced with one or more data modeling tools, standards, and big data technologies (e.g., SQL, Spark, NoSQL, Erwin) 

· Experienced with one or more ETL and Streaming technologies (e.g., SSIS, Informatica, Attunity, Kafka, RabbitMQ, Kinesis) 

· Expertise in Data Quality, Data Profiling, Data Governance, Data Security, Metadata Management, MDM, Data Archival and Data Migration strategies using appropriate tools 

· Familiar with one or more BI tools and reporting software (e.g., Tableau, Qlik, Power BI) 

· 7+ years of design, implementation, or consulting experience with distributed applications or systems architecture 

· 7+ years of experience in infrastructure architecture and database architecture (e.g., SQL Server, Aurora) 

· 2+ years of experience architecting, and operating solutions built on AWS in complex enterprise environments 

· A growth mindset. You enjoy keeping your existing technical skills honed and developing new ones. You regularly take part in deep-dive education and design exercises to create world-class solutions built on AWS 

· Must be able to work effectively in an Agile environment 

#LI-Tech #LI-Remote 

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 $145,000 - $155,000/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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