13 days old

Principal Application Architect (Cloud)

Pasadena, CA 91101

At ADP, we're not just thinkers, we're doers. We foster an environment that encourages innovative thinking and putting ideas to the test. We are consistently ranked on Fortune's "World's Most Admired Companies" and Forbes' "World's Most Innovative Companies" lists. In addition, we're setting the foundation on the Future of Work and the Future of Pay and have many industry-leading professionals and trailblazers leading us into the future. With over 900,000 clients in 140 countries, ADP has the experience and scale to deliver solutions for businesses of all sizes -- from small businesses to global enterprise -- across all industries.

As a Principal Application Architect (Cloud), you would be joining us during a time of transformation and growth in our Compliance Solutions (CoSo) group that touch a range of solutions that include tax, compliance, wage payments, wage garnishments, employment verification, W-2 management and much more. In this role, you will be a key part of the CoSo's Next Generation Tax Platform that lays the foundation for the company's tax compliance products for companies of all sizes. You will have the opportunity to be part of a world class team of engineers and be part of an exciting transformational journey.

We are looking for someone who's had real world experience in delivering digital products at scale and talk intelligently about the problem statement, benefits, and the "why." As a Principal Application Architect, you not only have a strong command of solution design and software development, but you're also well versed in cloud technologies such as AWS serverless solutions that's designed to solve some of the biggest problems in the industry. This is a highly visible position that's responsible for developing innovative, flexible and scalable solutions and leading. In this role, you will make positive contributions to strengthen our product that will allow ADP to continue to be the global HCM leader.

Join us in our Innovation Center located in the heart of Pasadena. Our office, commonly known as Studio55, has open workspaces designed for natural collaboration and idea sharing. We are the home to a variety of tech and product teams, all of which have strong identities and pride in what they do.



  • You will be a part of delivering ADP's next generation tax solution, a strategic initiative for the company and one of the key pillars of our core business
  • You have deep experience in cloud technologies, preferably AWS and / or serverless solutions. Since you are working on a solution that impact the livelihood for millions of people, it is critical that you bring the customer's perspective and voice to the table and have real-world experience doing it.
  • With Operational Excellence being one of our key goals, it is critical that you manage project timelines, deployment and operational plans, and budget and ensure that business requirements are met with high quality.
  • Collaborate with other architects, developers, product management and other key stakeholders to capture functional and non-functional requirements
  • Design and implement automated processes in order to eliminate direct/manual touches to the environments
  • Create new solutions in order to push the boundaries of our automation capabilities, integrating and extending existing CI/CD tools
  • Simplify and/or enhance APIs that is designed for the right experience and allows the system to scale
  • Implement security guidelines, collaborating with the security team
  • Experiment and drive the adoption of new tools, practices and cloud solutions (i.e. AWS)
  • Generate proper designs, diagrams and documentation of the implemented solutions
  • Provide technical leadership and motivation to junior developers and contractors
  • Leverage and integrate best practices for continuous process improvement


  • Real world experience in cloud architecture and solutions design and have delivered scalable, enterprise grade solutions
  • Expert in a wide range of programming languages such as Java and Python
  • Deep understanding of AWS serverless solutions such as Lambda, EventBridge, SQS, SNS and more
  • Deeply experienced in data architecture and NoSQL or document database such as DynamoDB
  • Good understanding of DevOps and CI/CD practices and tools
  • Experience with markup languages (JSON, XML, YAML)
  • Experience with API standards and API Gateways
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • 14+ years of progressive experience in software development



  • Bachelor or Masters degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related technical discipline

We're designing a better way to work, so you can achieve what you're working for. Consistently named one of the 'Most Admired Companies' by FORTUNE® Magazine and recognized by Diversity Inc® as one of the 'Top 50 Companies for Diversity,' ADP works with more than 740,000 organizations across the globe to help their people work smarter, embrace new challenges, and unleash their talent. "Always Designing for People" means we're creating platforms that will transform how great work gets done, so together we can unlock a world of opportunity.

At ADP, we believe that diversity fuels innovation. ADP is committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, genetic information, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, lawful alien status, national origin, age, marital status, or protected veteran status. We support an inclusive workplace where associates excel based on personal merit, qualifications, experience, ability, and job performance.


Explore our COVID-19 page https://tech.adp.com/covid19/ to understand how ADP is approaching safety, travel, the hiring interview process, and more.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Equal Employment Opportunity at ADP: ADP affirms that inequality is detrimental to our associates, our clients, and the communities we serve. Our goal is to impact lasting change through our actions. Together, we unite for equality and equity. ADP is committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of any protected characteristic, including race, color, genetic information, creed, national origin, religion, sex, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, lawful alien status, ancestry, age, marital status, or protected veteran status and will not discriminate against anyone on the basis of a disability. We support an inclusive workplace where associates excel based on personal merit, qualifications, experience, ability, and job performance.

Ethics at ADP: ADP has a long, proud history of conducting business with the highest ethical standards and full compliance with all applicable laws. We also expect our people to uphold our values with the highest level of integrity and behave in a manner that fosters an honest and respectful workplace. Click https://jobs.adp.com/life-at-adp/ to learn more about ADPs culture and our full set of values.



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Posted: 2021-04-27 Expires: 2021-06-09

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