1/ST Technology

Human Resources & Payroll Manager

Job Locations US-PA-Washington | US-PA-Washington
# of Openings
Human Resources & Payroll
Regular Full-Time


Ready to take your expertise and demonstrate your skills in a different and exciting industry? Love Technology? Love horse racing? Eager to work in a rapidly growing industry? Fascinated by the world of technology and gambling? If you answered YES to any of these questions, 1/ST TECHNOLOGY could be the right fit for you!


1/ST TECHNOLOGY is a global group of Technology, service and wagering companies that provides B2B and B2C wagering and betting infrastructure for the horse racing and gambling industries.  Our companies and products include AmTote, Xpressbet, 1/ST BET and PariMAX and we are always eager to add enthusiastic and knowledgeable team members to our growing team.  Whether you're a railbird, gamer or you're just passionate about Technology, we'd love to find out if there's a spot where you can thrive in the 1/ST TECHNOLOGY Group.  At 1/ST Technology, innovation drives us to create dynamic digital experiences in the horse racing and gaming industry. We are searching for a tactical and strategic Human Resources and Payroll Manager who is ‘ready to go’ to take the initiative to help us drive that innovation.


Is your career goal to continue contributing to a company’s success in a “dual role” demonstrating strategic and tactical expertise in Payroll and Human Resources? If yes, then you already know what Payroll and Human Resources functions are in play; however, we listed a brief summary below anyway.


Is one of your many accomplishments in your career that you lead and/or participated in a payroll system migration from one system to ADP and you enjoyed this type of project? If yes, then we look forward to hearing from you.


Are you looking for an opportunity to move forward in this “dual role” career path and gain new skills and experience along the way? If yes, then we look forward to hearing from you.


Are you asking why the “dual role”? If yes, the short answer is this….This role’s day-to-day function is applicable to a base employee population of approximately 150 employees; however, this role also has the opportunity to share skills and expertise for a total larger employee population of approximately 400-500 employees across the US and Canada in partnership with other team members within the Finance/Payroll team and/or the Human Resources team. Want to hear more about this type of structure? If yes, we look forward to hearing from you!





In your role as Human Resources and Payroll Manager ("dual-role"), you will be responsible for the administration, coordination, support, evaluation, and management of day-to-day payroll operations and human resources encompassing duties impacting the complete employment lifecycle of the employee population. You will report to and receive day-to-day direction from the CHRO along with the Senior VP of Finance for Payroll/Finance specific items. You will take a lead role and provide professional-level support in organizing, coordinating, and carrying out all payroll and human resources projects and processes for the respective departments. Your role performs administrative, support, lead, and management duties affecting employees based in the US for two companies/entities and fosters positive employee relations interactions and work environment.


In conjunction with senior Finance and/or HR management team members, your role is a vital source of payroll and human resources information and works in a highly visible role. You will act as a bridge between employees and department management as the first person employees may contact and/or interact with related to a Payroll and/or Human Resources matter. Your mindset and actions are strategic and tactical, where tactical duties are performed with an understanding of Payroll and Human Resources' strategic impact on the business. You will perform duties associated with (including but not limited to): administrative tasks, benefits administration/reporting; compensation administration/reporting; employee engagement/retention; employee file maintenance/compliance; onboarding; recruitment (talent acquisition); training and development; safety; unemployment; entity payroll and financial reporting and applicable corporate human resources, payroll, and financial reporting. You will be supporting an organization that is radically redefining Horse Racing. You will support and ensure the maintenance of perception and reality where Human Resources is 'beyond reproach' related to accountability, confidentiality, fairness, and consistency.


Competencies that ensure success in this role: Active Listening; Analytical Skills; Business Acumen; Communication Proficiency; Comprehension; Continuous Improvement; Critical Thinking; Customer Focus; Decision Making; Extremely Detail-Oriented; Financial Management; Flexibility; Organizational Skills; Personal Effectiveness & Credibility; Planning & Execution; Problem Solving & Analysis; Project Management; Relationship Development; Results Driven; Self-Assurance; Strategic Thinking; Tactical "Know-How"; Technology Skills; Time Management and Teamwork Orientation



  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources or related field
  • Minimum of seven (7) years of overall Payroll experience in an organization of at least 150 employees, including but not limited to: payroll processing, tax filing, tax reconciliation, and accounting/general ledger experience related to payroll
  • Minimum of seven (7) years of comprehensive Human Resources experience with a minimum of five (5) years of experience in performing 'HR Generalist/HR Manager' type functions/duties, focusing on benefits, compensation administration/management, and employee relations.
  • Direct payroll experience with ADP including leading/participating in implementation of new system and/or updates to system (after completion of implementation).
  • Generalist/Management background with broad knowledge of benefits, compensation, employee engagement/retention, employee relations, recruitment, and training & development
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and similar software (One Drive, Google Docs) along with HRIS and Payroll systems (Applicant Tracking - iCIMS and ADP)
  • Ability to maintain confidential information and knowledge of confidential matters
  • Business acumen in understanding program operations and finance and how this role contributes to the business
  • Strong communication skills: Confident and capable of respectfully engaging in positive, driven, and motivating dialogue with department team members, hiring managers, employees, and stakeholders. Successful track record in building and maintaining relationships (confidence and credibility) at all levels within the company
  • Ability to work at ease with cross-functional teams spanning multiple US/Canada locations
  • Exemplified professional integrity at all times
  • Ability to work with a team and as an individual contributor. Experience managing multiple projects simultaneously
  • Entrepreneurial, ambitious (takes the initiative and personal ownership/accountability) personality and are a vital 'integrator' (innately knows when to share information and/or to bring parties/business units together)
  • Effective, consistent, and impeccable communication (verbal and written), interpersonal, leadership, negotiation, organizational, people management, presentation, project management, teamwork, time management, and training skills
  • Self-starter, self-motivator, detail-oriented, highly organized characteristics. You are motivated to excel, competitive in nature, and do not confuse "efforts" with "results." Strong change leader and relationship builder
  • Ability to change course easily – knows when to be patient and when to push while working in the "gray"
  • A personable and approachable demeanor; Demonstrate professionalism and active listening skills at all times
  • Structured problem solving and expert prioritization skills
  • Active interest in learning about and understanding our 'niche' industry
  • Knowledge of technology
  • Knowledge of horse racing is a plus

Preferred Experience and/or Education: Applicable SHRM and/or HRCI certifications (PHR/SHRM-CP); Prior experience with employee populations of 250-500 employees



  • May require travel up to 20%, including travel outside of the local area, including overnight stay.
  • Position can be based at the Washington, PA location. Position classification as “Hybrid” available.


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1/ST Technology is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.


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