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Principal Architect - Recently Acquired Startup Scaling Quickly

Job Info:

Category: Software Engineering
Company Description: Online platform and marketplace for businesses to manage freelancers, contractors, and consultants.
Salary: Highly Competitive, Depending on Experience
Position Type: Permanent
Job Number: 9759

Job Description:


Principal Architect - New York City

Who is our client?


Our client is an ADP company that operates independently to build SaaS platform that provides full workforce lifecycle management. We call it "Work OS"-work automation software that allows companies to automate and scale their agile workforce from W2 employees, contractors, staffing firms, and freelance/1099 workers by extending the platform capabilities or integrating their existing IT solutions to the platform. We provide UI extension through an SDK, an enterprise-scale API, advanced algorithm-based talent discovery and management, tasks and payments workflow customization, and financial reconciliation and compliance. 


Why you should join us?

We believe in bringing talented people (like you!) to the team and experience the incredible level of growth together.   Many of us here (in New York, Boston and Toronto!) are here because we believe in the mission that we can build world class platform that can handle freelancer data at scale and with strong security for our customers.   If you are a type of person who likes to get your hands dirty but also wants to participate in architecture or product strategy conversation, our client offers very unique still startup mode experience where you have a lot of opportunities to get involved.

About Technology


We developed progressive web application based on our "Single Page App" Architecture, aka "SPA", on top of domain driven API-first platform.  Our backend is Java based Microservice distributed architecture.


Our primary stacks are:

●     Architecture - API Driven Microservice

●     Frontend : React, Redux, Swagger

●     Backend: Java 8, Spring boot, Netflix OSS, Solr, Kafka, Zuul

●     Build: Jenkins, Docker, Artifactory, Gradle

●     Infrastructure: AWS, Consul, Nomad, TerraForm, Vault, Salt, MySQL/RDS

What we are looking for?


We are looking for an experienced Architect who can deliver high quality, high value software and platform to our customers through strong innovation, operation, analytics and communication.   As an (application) architect, you will be setting guideline on how to design, implement and operate at both the platform and architecture level as well as the code level for continuous improvements and delivery.   You will be asked to develop a solid understanding of our business domain, product understanding and deep technical knowledge to deliver the solution that the engineering team can utilize based on our API first / Microservice based architecture.  We emphasize teamwork as a means of accomplishing our goals, an expression of our commitment building industry-leading products on modern technology.



●     Work across the engineering and product organizations to define and improve our application architecture

●     Define and execute our process for engineers to design, deploy, and operate software at scale including settings standards for code and documentation to ensure quality and velocity

●     Collaborate with tech leads to coordinate sequencing and execution of complex projects including both new features and architecture improvements

●     Mentor and guide feature teams to build and integrate new and existing microservices

●     Teach and mentor other developers



●     In depth knowledge of Java, JavaScript and a few other OO and Functional languages.   We prefer someone with strong java knowledge but can venture out to different languages freely.

●     Solid grasp of scaling and optimizing systems both for production reliability as well as "developer happiness".

●     Track record of deploying and maintaining distributed systems in production

●     Track record of using influence to lead a group of engineers to achieve architectural goals

●     Track record of pragmatic build vs. buy vs. oss decision making

●     Experience building and supporting libraries used by multiple teams

●     Experience with Domain Driven Design, CQRS, Event Sourcing,

●     Ability to develop and maintain digital project plans and documentation

●     Good strategy in deploying observability and developer experience and tooling.

●     Know how to operate distributed systems in accessible and functional development environment and know the good, bad and ugly of such systems.

●     Good understanding and/or experience with Continuous Delivery

●     Good understanding and/or experience with Information Security

●     Good understanding and/or experience with Immutable infrastructure and container based technologies



All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply by submitting their resume as an MS word document including a cover letter with a summary of relevant qualifications, highlighting clearly any special or relevant experience.

Please Note: All inquiries will be treated with the utmost confidentiality. Your resume will not be submitted to any client company without your prior knowledge and consent.

Contact Recruiter
Senior Technical Recruiter
Andiamo Partners | 90 Broad Street, Suite 1501, New York, NY 10004

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