Associate Product Owner

Compensation

: $122,260.00 - $195,330.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Advertising/Marketing/Public Relations



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APO Program:

We've created an exciting new program specifically for individuals aspiring to a Product Owner role! Join us as an Associate Product Owner (APO) and over the course of 6-12 months, learn best practices in how our products are built and gain hands-on experience in developing and releasing product functions and features. After successfully completing the program, you will have the opportunity to progress into the Product Owner role for one of our product teams and will be able to work remotely from anywhere in the US.

The Associate Product Owner are emerging leaders within Product Development and work with dedicated product teams to ensure that our products deliver against our customers' unmet needs. They are responsible for collecting and analyzing a variety of data to help the product team determine what needs to be built and in what priority. They assist in developing and executing product vision and strategy, which includes conducting feature research, running discovery sessions, writing user stories and owning the product backlog. They monitor the utilization of released functionality. They should have an enthusiasm for creating vital functionality and for innovating and expanding our market-leading product suite. This position requires commitment to exceptional results, a strong desire for continuous improvement and the ability to build strong relationships with a multi-discipline team.

Who you are:
  • Collaborative, Innovative and Humble
  • Starts with the customer unmet need (both short and long term)
  • Brings a point-of-view supported by variety of data
  • Relentlessly curious about the customer experience and current market and technology trends, able to adapt accordingly
  • Passionate about quality and controls
  • A strong 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 talent anywhere culture, where employees can work remotely anywhere in the US and/or work from one of three U.S. offices located in Illinois, Florida and Idaho
What you bring:
  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience.
  • Is either in a current Product Analyst role at Paylocity or has 1-3 years of experience outside Paylocity as a Product Owner
  • Data driven, with solid problem framing and analytical skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills; you will need to develop strong relationships with software and qa engineers, operations, sales, marketing and other internal key partners
  • Strong analytical and technology skills
  • Superior attention to detail with strong communication (verbal and written) and organizational skills
  • Self-directed, self-motivated
  • Agile, humble, trustworthy, and a team player
  • During the first six months at Paylocity, you will:
  • Develop a strong knowledge of our customers, our business, our competition and the industry
  • Regularly communicate with customers (with support from Product Manager) and internal stakeholders to get feedback on their wants and needs
  • Collect and analyze a variety of data (e.g. industry, competitive, customer and stakeholder feedback) and with guidance, identify key themes and validate assumptions regarding product features
  • Contribute to development and/or pressure testing of product vision and strategy
  • Use data to validate product roadmap priorities
  • Conduct roadmap feature research with product designers
  • Help set up customer validation testing of designs and run discovery sessions
  • Write user stories in a manner clearly understandable to product teams
  • Present data and decisions to Product Manager to help them prepare for product briefing and deep dives
  • Participate in all agile ceremonies
  • Work with Product Manager to define vision and strategy for product's marketing launch plan and own assigned components of the plan
  • Regularly monitor utilization of released functionality, looking for trends and share utilization data and trends with Product Manager to identify areas of opportunity and recommend ideas
  • Own product backlogs and provide impact analysis of client issues to determine priority


* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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