1+ months

Principal Architect

Florham Park, NJ 07932

ADP is hiring a Principal Cloud Solution Architect. 

  • Are you empathetic to client needs and inspired by transformation and impacting the lives of millions of people every day?
  • Are you looking to join a dynamic, inclusive team environment with a culture of collaboration and belonging?

Well, this may be the role for you. Ready to design what's next?


In this role, you will lead and work on cloud computing architecture consisting of a front-end platform, backend platform, a cloud-based delivery and a network. You will work on the adoption plans, cloud application design as well cloud management and monitoring, architectural procedures and methods on cloud environments including the public cloud, private cloud, and hybrid cloud.


This role is responsible for converting the technical requirements of a project into the architecture and design that will guide the final products. You are responsible for bridging the gaps between complex business problems and solutions in the cloud. 


To thrive in this role, you have twelve-plus years of experience in architecture, design, and building large-scale distributed services-oriented systems will be essential to your success. You'll need versatile knowledge of combination of software development, DevOps experiences, and cloud development. You will be working with containerization, system integration on docker, Kubernetes. You will work on bringing monolithic and micros services to the cloud using cloud native tools, patterns, and frameworks.


Our best developers are creative problem solvers who love a challenge. If you get stuck, you find a workaround and keep going. You never give up. This role requires you to have clear, compelling, and influential communication skills to succeed. You will constantly mentor developers and collaborate with peer architects on other teams. You must be adept at teaching, leading, and influencing. As part of our team, you will influence product success and help shape our industry.


Like what you see?  Apply now!

Learn more about ADP at tech.adp.com/careers


A little about ADP: We are a global leader in HR technology, offering the latest AI and machine learning-enhanced payroll, tax, HR, 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. ADP has a deep commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion as a global Best Places to Work, DiversityInc® Top 50 Company, Best CEO and company for women, LGBTQ+, multicultural talent, and more. Learn more about ADP's commitment on our YouTube channel: http://adp.careers/DEI_Videos



Here's what you can expect on a typical day:

  • Blueprints and Strategy. You will influence and govern current and future architectural blueprints and promote architectural initiatives in cloud computing architecture.
  • Scrums. Each day, you will start with a scrum and identify priorities within the current sprint or discuss a new project. Then you'll create designs to communicate with the R&D and DevOps developers what you design to host the solutions. If something is particularly critical, you may have to roll up your sleeves and code. As the cloud solution architect, you'll communicate and collaborate with your team and cross-functionally, acting as the technical reference.
  • Coding. Hands-on role Design, develop, and automate infrastructure and environment provisioning and continuous Integration & deployment solution on hybrid cloud. Partner with development and operation team by providing infrastructure as code, guidance and best practices from the early phases of product development, including the development of software and processes to assist developers with infrastructure-as code and workflows (such as build, release and deployment automation).
  • Collaboration. You will also work alongside R&D development leads and DevOps engineers to ensure that the right technology or technologies are being built. You will need to understand their challenges in creating, upgrading, or augmenting our products. Then, you'll design technical solutions and guide a team of developers to ensure they implement the product ae viable and feasible to run in the cloud environment.
  • Challenges. Inevitable challenges will arise, and we'll rely on you to look for a solution. You love a challenge and revel in the opportunity of finding one.
  • Learning and Teaching. You're the technical expert on the team, so when issues arise, you'll be the one developing a fix. When you present a design, you are open to feedback from your engineer team since you believe collaboration helps strengthen your ideas, especially if someone thought of something you hadn't considered. After all, we all have the same goal, develop the best solutions we can for our clients.
  • Variety of work. There is no typical day. Some days you will dedicate to design or mentoring team members, while others you will spend on projects for quality assurance, security, UX, or any number of other functions.
  • Experience. You have 12+ years of experience in relevant skills gained and developed in the same or similar role.


  • You'll have a Bachelor's degree OR equivalent.
  • Prior experience that would give you extra comfort in the role includes:
    • Designing, configuring, implementing, and supporting building of/deploying pipelines (CI/CD, Git, GitLab, GIT, Jenkins, Ansible, Public Cloud)
    • API development knowledge
    • AWS programming/automation (CloudFormation, Terraform, CDK)
    • SRE tools: Jira/WebEx/Dynatrace/PagerDuty/ITSM integration/Splunk/Prometheus/Grafana
    • CI/CD tools (Git, Jenkins, Ansible, Maven, Sonar, Artifactory)
    • Container orchestration -- k8s (Kubernetes native development)
    • Webtier knowledge (load balancers/Layer7/Apache/Nginx)
    • Windows/Linux/Unix system administration
    • C#/Java/JavaScript/NodeJS/Python programming knowledge
    • Windows PowerShell, Lunix and Shell Scripting
    • Virtualization (VMWare,Z/OS)
    • RDBMS and NoSQL databases such as Mongo or DynamoDB
    • Network: TCP/IP, HTTP, DNS.
    • Key security concepts such as firewalls



  • Have courageous team collaboration. Courage comes from how associates are willing to have difficult conversations, speak up, be an owner, and challenge one another's ideas to net out the best solution.
  • Deliver at epic scale. We deliver real user outcomes using strong judgment and good instincts. We're obsessed with the art of achieving simplicity with a focus on client happiness and productivity.
  • Be surrounded by curious learners. We align ourselves with other smart people in an environment where we grow and elevate one another to the next level. We encourage our associates to listen, stay agile, and learn from mistakes.
  • Act like an owner & doer. Mission-driven and committed to leading change, you will be encouraged to take on any challenge and solve complex problems. No tasks are beneath or too great for us. We are hands-on and willing to master our craft.
  • Give back to others. Always do the right thing for our clients and our community and humbly give back to the community where we live and work. Support our associates in times of need through ADP's Philanthropic Foundation.
  • Join a company committed to equality and equity. Our goal is to impact lasting change through our actions.


What are you waiting for?  Apply today!

Find out why people come to ADP and why they stay: https://youtu.be/ODb8lxBrxrY

(ADA version: https://youtu.be/IQjUCA8SOoA)

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: 2022-04-14 Expires: 2022-09-03

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