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Application Architect



Our industry is starting to go through a transformational shift and we intend to lead it. As talent becomes the main differentiator between failure and success, organizations must attract, engage and develop their people more than ever. To do so, they need powerful and sophisticated tools that take the pain out of HR management and empower employees & people leaders. That is where we come in.

As an Application Architecture Functional Leader, you are going to lead the definition of the best practices and design patterns we employ to build next generation, global, HCM applications on top of our state-of-the-art platform, as well as influence the future direction of that platform.

You should join if you are

  • High velocity and hands-on

  • The type of person who can’t sit still and instantly goes after the next idea or opportunity brings it to the team or does it themselves, as long as it gets done quickly and with high quality.

  • Detail and quality orientated

  • Your attention to detail and quality will set a high bar for the rest of our developers and architects to follow.

  • Passionate about coming up with practical solutions to real problems

  • We use the Lifion development platform to build applications, which allows us to create applications with high velocity using limited code.  Developing design patterns that best leverage the development platform, while building for scale and flexibility, will be a key focus area.

  • An energizer & thought leader

  • We are a fast growing team and are looking for leaders who will help us drive a culture of technical design and continuous improvement - not by decree by relying on authority, but through inspiration backed by knowledge.

  • A technical leader and strong problem solver

  • We are building applications while developing our next-gen platform. We are basing the way we architect and build applications on Computer Science fundamentals, but are innovating to continue to accelerate and allow for federated development across the globe.

The opportunity for you

  • We are building ADP’s next big business and have the agility of a startup with the resources of a fortune 500, which you can leverage and grow based on our compelling applications and vision that you will help define and execute.

  • Our industry is changing and so is how we build applications. The opportunity for growth is only limited by your ability to execute and drive results.


  • Identify, author and curate design patterns, best practices, and methods to drive scalable application architecture.

  • Ensure software and solutions are aligned with best practice through collaboration with development teams while ensuring scale using process and governance tools.

  • Mentor and train application developers and architects.

  • Act as a focal point for best practices.

  • Collaborate with the broader ADP Enterprise Architecture community on corporate-wide initiatives.

  • Present progress to stakeholders.

Required Experience

  • 13+ years of experience with full cycle application development (Full SDLC experience: architecture, design, development, delivery, etc.)

  • Experience with other low-code development (e.g. Force.com, Medex, etc.) platforms high desired

  • Hands-on experience with modern JavaScript (I,e, node, react, redux) is preferred

  • Strong Computer Science and product development fundamentals (design patterns, database schema design, data modeling, API design and considerations, design by promise, quality concepts including TDD & BDD approaches)

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Excellent presentation skills.

  • Proficient in modeling and graphical representation of complex technical solutions.

  • Experience in facilitating technical workshops is preferred.