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Requisition #: 73237
Job Title: Principal Architect
Country: United States
State: New York
City: New York
Employment Status: Full Time
Job Responsibilities:

Platform Team - Principal Architect

You'll work with your high-powered teammates to create amazing products that are efficient, intuitive, beautiful, and responsive. You should sweat about milliseconds of response time and obsess over the next 1 percent of efficiency-and the next.

You'll be building creative solutions to new challenges while ensuring that our applications can scale to match huge demand across the world. You should love multi-terabyte non-relational databases and have dreams about client-side MVC frameworks.

ADP's innovation group is being built like a startup that already has its seed, A, B and C round in the bag. We have a lot to prove and it's going to be a wild ride.


  • Designing technical architectures for complex solutions
  • Providing technical and thought leadership on agile teams
  • Writing great software adhering to agile software engineering practices (e.g., TDD, continuous integration, automated tests, etc.)
  • Code review and mentorship of other developers on agile team
  • Collaborating with product owners, stakeholders and potentially globally distributed teams

Experience, Skills, Academic:

Minimum Qualifications

  • Masters / Bachelors' degree in Computer Science or related field (In lieu of degree, 4 years of relevant work experience)
  • Minimum of 6+ years of relevant experience in designing large scale solution architectures
  • Knowledge of one of the following languages C#, Java, C++, Ruby, Python, Scala

Preferred Qualifications

  • Thorough knowledge of JavaScript, CSS and Web Standards
  • Familiarity with client side MVC frameworks, preferably Backbone.js
  • Experience with at least one major server side web development stack, preferably ASP.NET MVC or JSF
  • Technical knowledge of the least one major RDBMS, preferably SQL Server
  • Ideally, experience with node.js for Server Side JavaScript developmentIdeally, experience with a NoSQL database, preferably MongoDB
  • Experience with Agile as software development methodology

About ADP: We power organizations with insightful solutions that drive business success. Consistently named one of the "Most Admired Companies" by FORTUNE® Magazine, and recognized by Forbes® as one of "The World's Most Innovative Companies," ADP has over a half-million clients around the globe and 60+ years of experience as a world-wide leader of business outsourcing solutions.

ADP is an Equal Opportunity Employer; Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled. ADP believes that diversity leads to strength.

The Benefits of a Career at ADP:

At ADP, our associates are the key to our success! At ADP you will enjoy a vibrant and diverse organization with exceptional leadership committed to providing every associate with career building opportunities. Our environment is fast paced and dynamic with work/life initiatives that allow for individual goals to be realized. ADP offers excellent benefits effective first day of employment!

Some Benefits Include:
- Medical / Dental / Vision (effective first day)
- Pension Plan
- Company Matched 401K
- Stock Purchase Plan
- Vacation / Personal Days / Holidays
- Tuition Reimbursement
- Corporate Discounts
- Employee Assistance Program
- Employee Referral Bonus

Plus, you will have access to our extensive offering of on-line and instructor led training which is made available to all associates through our Global Learning.
The TOP reasons to ADVANCE your career ADP !!!
- TOP NOTCH benefits package, 401K and Pension plan, along with numerous company perks for all associates
- ComputerWorld Top 100 Best Places to Work in I/T
- InformationWeek: Ranked 7th of top business technology innovators

Job Category: Technology
Area of Interest: Software Development
Locations: United States, New York, NY
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