1+ months

Chief Architect

Alpharetta, GA 30009

ADP is hiring a Chief Architect


We are currently hiring a Chief Architect to support our flagship Human Capital Management platforms, Workforce Now.  This is the largest revenue generator for ADP and this role will build and enhance a platform that supports 22 million employees.  You will have the opportunity to work on an enterprise-wide scale, working on the latest technologies out there helping us to continue to lead the way in this marketplace.


  • Make decisions about in-house developments, purchases, or partnerships on product level.
  • Defining and implementing standards for systems design, development, comprehensive testing and quality assurance practices
  • Having a big picture approach, capable of keeping the end-to-end vision in mind when considering complex distributed systems.
  • Socializing and building consensus around decisions
  • Providing technical guidance to peers on best practices and the latest technology trends
  • Identifying and analyzing systematic and design risks, then work with product teams to remediate, mitigate, or eliminate those risks to ensure systems reliability
  • Be a natural communicator, from creating written design documentation to succinctly communicating your thoughts and ideas
  • Follow closely new technology development and trends in the industry, and develop short-, middle-, and longer-term roadmaps to help our organization stay ahead of competition
  • Collaborate effectively with product development and engineering teams across multiple domains and multiple geographies. Understand their needs, and work with them to propose solutions to help them do their jobs.
  • Functionally deconstruct sophisticated problems into simple, straight-forward solutions that demonstrate significant creativity and high judgment.
  • Fully and completely understand system interdependencies, tradeoffs.
  • Exert technical influence over multiple teams, increasing their productivity and effectiveness by sharing your deep knowledge and experience.
  • Working with other Chief Architects in the R&D community and help shape Company-wide technology direction.

A little about ADP

We are a global leader in human resources technology, offering the latest AI and machine learning-enhanced payroll, tax, human resources, benefits, and much more. We believe our people make all the difference in cultivating an inclusive, down-to-earth culture that welcomes ideas, encourages innovation, and values belonging. We've received recognition as a global Best Places to Work and a recipient of many prestigious awards for diversity, equity, and inclusion, including a DiversityInc® Top 50 Company, Best CEO and company for women, LGBTQ+, multicultural talent, and more. As part of our deep DEI commitment, our CEO has joined the OneTen coalition to create one million jobs for Black Americans within ten years. Learn more about DEI at ADP on our YouTube channel: http://adp.careers/DEI_Videos


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  • 10-15+ years of relevant, broad engineering experience leading the delivery of services and large-scale distributed systems
  • Proven track record in successfully delivering large scale enterprise-wide solutions
  • Master's degree in computer science, or equivalent experience
  • Strong customer focus, excellent communication and relationship building skills. Ability to frame a problem clearly and meaningfully.
  • Ability to balance the needs of creating feature rich, high quality applications that drive billions of transactions
  • Excellent knowledge of web applications, message-oriented-middleware, cloud delivery of micro services, REST APIs.
  • Deep understanding of the design implications of running multi-AZ, multi-Region cloud platform and its implications into Availability
  • Proven-experience running applications and architectures that are mission-critical 24/7.
  • Knowledge of the trade-offs that will need to be made in consistency, availability and partitioning when failures arise in the system.
  • Have a good understanding of SaaS, PaaS, IaaS with experience in one or more public cloud offerings

Desired Qualifications:

  • Past experience running ZDD pipelines;
  • Past experience with Messaging Systems like Kafka or SQS/SNS
  • Past experience with AWS managed services like EKS
  • Past experience with Kubernetes clusters


You'll love working here because:

  • Be yourself in a culture that values equity, inclusion, and belonging and creates a safe space for diverse perspectives and insights.
  • Belong by joining one of nine Business Resource Groups to connect globally with networks and allies who share common interests and experiences.
  • Grow your career in an agile, fast-paced environment with plenty of opportunities to progress.
  • Continuously learn through ongoing training, development, and mentorship opportunities.
  • Be your healthiest. Best-in-class benefits start on Day 1 because healthy associates are happy ones.
  • Focus on your mental health and well-being. We're here to provide exceptional service to our clients, and none of that happens without each of us taking care of ourselves and being there for one another.
  • Join a company committed to giving back and generating a lasting, positive impact upon the communities in which we work and live.
  • Get paid to pay it forward. Company-paid time off for volunteering for causes you care about.


What are you waiting for?

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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: 2022-06-01 Expires: 2022-09-03

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