1+ months

Principal Platform Engineer

Florham Park, NJ 07932


ADP is hiring a Principal Software Engineer in Platform development team


  • Are you empathetic to client needs and working collaboratively to find the best solutions, even if they are not yours?
  • Are you inspired by transformation and making an impact on the lives of millions of people every day?

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


ADP Small Business Services is hiring a Principal Developer for the NextGen platform team with demonstrated experience in mixed footprint of private datacenter assets (private cloud) and public cloud (AWS and Azure).  You will be part of the platform team driving the change and technical innovation for client facing cloud-based applications.  You will be leading and guiding the design and implementation of DevOps solutions including CICD, security, resiliency, monitoring and alerting.


In this role, you will be a part of a cross-skilled team working with technologies such as C#, NodeJS, MongoDB, Docker and NGINX, set out to design and develop new innovative products for Small Businesses. This team is customer-oriented, feedback-oriented, and adapts fast. You will build a state-of-the-art tech stack with cutting-edge CI and CD processes. You will design, configure, implement, and support build/deploy pipelines (CI/CD, Git, GitLab).


To thrive in this role, you have experience with a combination of software development and DevOps experiences as well as cloud development. You have production-level experience in Docker, ECS, ECR, EKS and Fargate and experience with monolith and micro service architectures.


If this sounds like you, read on!

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


A little about us: ADP is 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:

  • Scrums. You'll start every day with a daily standup, working with your team to understand responsibilities, identify issues, and communicate coding priorities. Our software engineers make critical design decisions and collaborate with team members in the process.
  • Coding. Working in two-week sprints, you must keep up with deadlines and coding standard, automate the build, testing, deployment via Azure DevOps or Jenkins pipeline. 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).
  • Variety of work. There is no typical day. You could be solving tough problems such as fault tolerance, reliability, scalability, availability, throttling, queueing, and more, then working with teams in other locations one minute, meeting with leadership to review initiatives the next. Work with the development and operation teams to gather, define and document technical and functional requirements for new and existing digital assets. Collaborate with security team to implement and automate the security polices and audit trails.
  • Collaboration: Collaborate with security team to implement and automate the security polices and audit trails. Collaborate with SRE / Ops team to Implement monitoring and alerting solution to Identify security and performance issues at multiple layers of deployment for applications. Champion the best practices for build and release processes among development, operation (SRE) and infrastructure (GETs) team.
  • Learning. You're always learning new technologies and processes with tools such as Udemy and other training courses, conferences, and operating with a "learn as you go" approach with a willingness to figure out new ways of doing things. If you're truly stuck on something, you can collaborate with a teammate to get it resolved quickly.
  • Challenges. You're comfortable working on products with tech we haven't used before. Inevitable challenges will arise, and we'll rely on you to look for a solution.
  • 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 in the following will give you extra comfort in this role to be successful:
    • API development
    • 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)
    • Web tier knowledge (load balancers/Layer7/Apache/Nginx)
    • Windows/Linux/Unix system administration
    • C#/Java/JavaScript/NodeJS/Python programming 
    • Windows PowerShell, Lunix and Shell Scripting
    • Virtualization (VMWare, Z/OS)



  • 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 get to 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: 2022-02-03 Expires: 2022-09-03

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