Principal Network Engineer – Data Center

Remote from
🇺🇸 USA
Annual salary, USD
124,637 - 170,556
Job function
Software Engineering
Job type
Full Time,
Job posted
Apply before
2 May 2024
Computer Software

About Paylocity

Our all-in-one software platform helps HR pros achieve their best with automation, data-driven insights & engagement.

Paylocity is an award-winning provider of cloud-based HR and payroll software solutions, offering the most complete platform for the modern workforce. The company has become one of the fastest-growing HCM software providers worldwide by offering an intuitive, easy-to-use product suite that helps businesses automate and streamline HR and payroll processes, attract and retain talent, and build a strong workplace culture.

While traditional HR and payroll providers automate basic HR processes such as payroll and benefits administration, Paylocity goes further by developing tools that HR and businesses need to compete for talent and deliver against the expectations of the modern workforce.

We give our employees what they need to succeed, including great benefits and perks! We offer medical, dental, vision, life, disability, and a 401(k) match, as well as perks that support you, your family, and your finances. And if it’s career development you desire, we provide that, too! At Paylocity, people matter most and have always been at the heart of our business.

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The Principal Network Engineer owns the strategic direction of network architecture for a Hybrid cloud environment, delivering SaaS products designed for resiliency. This individual collaborates with the Network Engineering team members and other engineering teams for seamless implementation of projects and architectural adjustments. The role involves strategic planning and technical leadership, providing advice and inputs to software developers, engineering departments, and customers concerning data centers, corporate offices, and cloud-based network connectivity.

As Paylocity’s Product and Technology team member, you are considered a resource for all technology areas. Our Networking team is dedicated to exploring and discovering the best tools and solutions for various tasks and projects, leveraging commercial, open-source, and purpose-built solutions. Our team’s unique structure allows each member the freedom to perform tasks most efficiently in a remote-first environment. As we manage various systems with applications hosted in hybrid cloud infrastructure, one will rarely be locked into working on a single task. Additionally, team members are encouraged to gain experience and technical knowledge by pursuing certifications and experimenting with new technology toward their career aspirations.

Are you the teammate we are looking for?

Who you are:

Network Engineering is the function that applies principles and techniques of engineering, mathematics, and computer/data science to the design, development, and operations of modern infrastructure for application connectivity. The Product and technology engineering family at Paylocity comprises Software Development, Database, SRE/Observability, DevOps, Virtualization, Operating Systems, Storage, Servers, and Networks.

  • Enthusiastic about developing the best-in-class network infrastructure to provide the ultimate customer experience.
  • An advocate for a data-centric, automation-first approach to continuous improvement of our network infrastructure monitoring, operations, and process
  • Demonstrated ability to stay current by learning and applying new technologies to solve practical challenges.
  • Expert in analyzing current workflows, processes, and technology practices to maintain and support network infrastructure and drive improvements.
  • Willingness to share your ideas in a collaborative environment with an open mind to receive constructive feedback and unafraid to seek out suggestions from other team members.
  • Demonstrated ability to coach team members around best practices for delivering highly available and secure solutions for a Hybrid cloud environment.
  • Able to work independently on initiatives, complete tasks, and execute projects through others with high quality at the velocity needed by the business.
  • Excited by the prospect of identifying and implementing cutting-edge technology to scale the network infrastructure for a hybrid cloud environment.

What will you do:

  • Earn the trust and confidence of the whole team and P&T organization.
  • Sought out as a technical expert in interactions between networks and applications by the team and across the organization.
  • Routinely and consistently lead the team forward through design discussions, resiliency analysis, and troubleshooting customer incidents, ultimately delivering value to our clients.
  • Exhibit a technical understanding of application flows, interactions with infrastructure, and excellent judgment regarding decisions across many aspects of a Hybrid cloud environment.
  • Evaluate and recommend network technologies, hardware, and software solutions for constantly evolving business needs.
  • Break down the complexity of projects, services, and processes while communicating with other engineering teams, security, and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Be the lead to conceptualize, design, and implement efficient tooling/automation to operate a secure and highly reliable self-healing infrastructure.
  • Effectively deliver projects with significant stakeholders across the organization and external partners while managing dependencies and risks.
  • Redefine the standards for responsiveness to operational issues and be accountable for preventing repeat incidents.
  • Participate in a 24×7 on-call rotation and be available for after-hour support for incidents, drills, and project execution.

What you bring:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer engineering or similar with 10+ years of experience.
  • Industry certifications such as CCNP and CCIE focused on data center networking.
  • Designed network infrastructure in a hybrid cloud environment for application delivery using load balancers from F5 Networks, Firewalls from Cisco, or similar.
  • Integrated a Cisco ACI or similar SDN network fabric with a virtualized computing environment with VMware or similar products.
  • Prior experience in Implementing Network Automation and SRE principles into network operations using tools like Ansible DataDog, LogicMonitor, or similar.
  • Expert-level understanding of the on-prem data center networking and knowledge on well-architected framework for cloud (AWS)
  • Designed a solution and planned Data Center migration for a customer-facing production SaaS environment.
  • Curiosity to learn with a passion for advancing the technology landscape while applying towards the stability of the network infrastructure.
  • Must show the role and take responsibility for the team’s deliverables.?
  • Able to work effectively in a team environment in an agile fashion.
  • Adaptable to change and pivot based on situational challenges.
  • Practical and creative in problem-solving.

Paylocity is an equal-opportunity employer. Paylocity is committed to the full inclusion of all individuals. We recruit, train, compensate, and promote regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected status as required by applicable law. At Paylocity, we believe diversity makes us better.

We embrace and encourage our employees’ differences in age, culture, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion or spiritual belief, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, and other characteristics that make our employees unique. We actively cultivate these differences through our employee resource groups (ERGs), employee experiences, perspectives, talents, and approaches to drive innovation in the software and services we provide our customers.

This role can be performed from any office in the US. The pay range for this position is $124,637 – $170,556 /yr; however, base pay offered may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience.

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