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Principal Application Developer - Full Stack


Alpharetta, GA
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JobId: 143879
Job Title: Principal Application Developer - Full Stack
Location: Alpharetta, GA
Category: Technology
Employment: Full-Time
Open Date: 2017-10-04T06:09:20Z Close Date: 2022-10-03T00:00:00Z


At ADP, we're not just thinkers, we're doers. We foster an environment that encourages creative thinking and putting ideas to the test. We are consistently ranked on Fortune's \"World's Most Admired Companies\" and Forbes' \"World's Most Innovative Companies\" lists. That's some serious street cred, if we do say so ourselves, but just in case you need more, we know one of the key factors about working here is the amazing people you'll meet. We hire industry-leading professionals from all backgrounds and experiences with two core values in mind: passion and fun to work for After all, life's too short to work in a job with people you aren't absolutely in love with. (And we mean that in the most professional way possible.)

As a Full Stack Principal Application Developer, you would be joining us during a time of transformation and growth that touch a range of solutions that span the web, mobile and IoT / hardware devices as well. In this role, YOU will be part of the WorkForce Now (WFN)/ Time & Labor Management division that provides holistic human capital management time solutions for mid-sized companies. YOU will have the opportunity to help create the best experience for ADP's Time & Labor Management solution that is part of WorkForce Now's core HCM (Human Capital Management) offering.

We are looking for someone who's had real world experience in solving business problems. We're interested in learning YOUR experience on designing fault-tolerant, scalable and decoupled software solutions using the latest cutting edge technology and platforms. In addition, you will apply your experience and thought leadership in all categories within WFN, which include payroll, HR, benefits and time. With this type of access, we want to differentiate ourselves from our competitors by offering best in class solutions that will help our clients optimize their human capital workforce. In this role, YOU will make positive contributions to strengthen our product that will allow ADP WorkForce Now to be the leading global HCM solution in the world.


  • Responsible for building services and coming up with appropriate solutions to business problems
  • Research, Design, Develop, and/or modify enterprise-wide systems/applications
  • Prototyping solutions and recommending the adoption of new technologies and continually improve our client experience.
  • Support Development and Deployment of application software releases to production and Non Production environments
  • Self-reliant, hands-on position on the team to lead and drive code quality, maintain application stability in an agile environment.
  • Collaborate with architectural peers, product owners, UX/UI, Internal/External stakeholders and globally distributed teams to understand requirements and develop application in compliance to client needs
  • Assist in the development of overall project plans and timetables, analysis and identification of intermediate deliverables
  • Define engineering best practices and mentor teams to write elegant code using effective automated unit tests & Test Driven Development methodologies
  • Develop specifications for new products/services, applications and service offerings
  • Meet deadlines and manage multiple, dynamic priorities


  • 10+ years of overall technical experience with hands-on experience in application development / system / platform / integration and testing software/solutions, 7+ years of experience includes application development using Java technologies for back-end and open source and/or strong front-end development using JavaScript frameworks (e.g. AngularJS, ReactJS or Node.js)
  • Strong Development Experience with HTML5 & CSS3
    • Must have solid knowledge and professional experience developing compelling web applications with HTML, DOM, CSS, JavaScript, AJAX, cross-browser compatibility issues, and client-side performance optimization.
    • Expert level understanding of object-oriented JavaScript, building large JavaScript applications with a focus on site speed, Ajax calls, lazy/asynchronous loading of JavaScript.
    • Need to have solid command of web standards, best practices, and browser compatibility issues.
  • Strong Development Experience with Restful and SOAP-based web services, JSON and XML and knowledge on the Microservices oriented architecture
    • Must have solid experience with Java and Integration frameworks Spring, Hibernate development experience, preferably gained on complex, multi-tier, web-based business applications on WebSphere or Tomcat
  • Experience interfacing with Restful APIs
  • Demonstrate significant experience working with relational databases, SQL and newer NoSQL data stores
  • Experience in designing & building responsive applications overlaying web and mobile devices
  • Experience in asynchronous I/O technologies (Node.js), NoSQL databases, OOP, Functional paradigms, public cloud services (AWS, Azure)
  • Able to work in fast pace high performance development environment
  • Team player with excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience leading Agile/Scrum teams in self-contained delivery of enterprise application features a plus
  • Experience with behavior-driven testing frameworks like Cucumber and integration-testing frameworks like Selenium and SoapUI
  • Experience in SCRUM, Jira, GitHub, Jenkins
  • BA/BS in Computer Science or equivalent in education and experience required

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with packaging scripts using NPM, webpack, Gulp, Grunt
  • Experience with Redux, Flux for state management


Software in the Cloud. Experts on the Ground:
ADP powers the working world with comprehensive 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 65 years of experience as one of the largest providers of human capital management solutions world-wide.

At ADP, we believe that diversity fuels innovation. ADP is committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, genetic information, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, lawful alien status, national origin, age, marital status, non-job related physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status. We support an inclusive workplace where associates excel based on personal merit, qualifications, experience, ability, and job performance.

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