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ADP Principal Architect - Nextgen WFM in Alpharetta, Georgia

*Position can be based in Parsippany, Pasadena or Alpharetta*

NextGen project, Tau, is looking for a passionate and hands-on Principal Architect to join our project with the mission to create a globally distributed, highly available Workforce management (WFM) product.

We believe people make great companies, not the other way around. Our people make all the difference in delivering innovative HR technologies and solutions that help employees all over the world do their jobs better. The result? We're building the next generation of ADP technologies.

Job Summary:

  • Act as the Engineering & Architectural Lead for Core WFM Platform and drive the detailed Software Architecture & Design for shared components

  • Ability to drive other architects to the same strategic architectural vision;

  • Work alongside with chief architect helping defining the architecture governance framework for the product;

  • Work with enterprise architecture group to evolve APIs, events, taxonomy to account for global presence of Workforce management product

  • Be Accountable for Design, Development, Performance, and ongoing Stability of the Application, Data, Integration, and Technology Architecture

  • Help shape, execute, and integrate architectural principles in the technical & product roadmap to develop Next Generation Features and Applications

  • Responsible for creating the most optimal software design that can scale and perform in a SaaS/Cloud environment.

  • Uses best in class software design, development & deployment techniques to build high-level architecture software designs that development teams can code to provide assessment of current state architecture and recommendation of future state architecture

  • Lead problem solving and resolution of day-to-day design issues

  • Collaboratively work as part of a geographically distributed agile scrum team, mentor junior team members, and actively participate in knowledge sharing.


  • Overall 10+ Years of experience with minimum of 6+ years of relevant experience in designing large scale solution architectures

  • 2+ years' hands on experience in AWS specific solutions like AWS Aurora AWS api gateway, AWS code pipeline, AWS code deploy.

  • Strong experience developing server side application using Java 8+ and Node.js

  • Solid experience using mongoDB and DynamoDB as documentStore databases

  • Hands on experience using AWS appsync

  • Deep understanding of reactive microservices architecture

  • Proficiency on designing system using DDD models.

  • Hands on experience designing system interaction using Apache Kafka and AWS SNS/SQS

  • Experience leading products deliverables using lean product and continuous delivery strategies

*Position can be based in Parsippany, Pasadena or Alpharetta*



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 DiversityInc® 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.

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