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Principal Application Developer

ADP is hiring an experienced, accomplished, and self-motivated Principal Application Developer to join our growing team. This role will work across a variety of functional groups connecting design, engineering, product development, and implementation. The ideal candidate is an inventive problem solver capable of working through technical challenges and employing pragmatic solutions. Not only that, this person will be an amazing leader whose love for technology rivals their love for leadership and influence. Does this sound like you?

  • Puzzle solver. Sees obstacles as opportunities. Uses logic and judgment to navigate and unravel challenges.
  • Analytical mastermind. Examines systems and spots trends that others wouldn't find.
  • Insightful strategist. Transforms insights into ideas and ideas into plans.
  • Trailblazer. Passionate about change and shaping the future.

We believe people make great companies, not the other way around. Our people make all the difference in delivering innovative HR technologies and solutions that help employees all over the world do their jobs better. The result? We're building the next generation of ADP technologies. This role will be in our newly launched STUDIO 55 in the heart of beautiful downtown Pasadena.

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As a Principal Application Developer you will bring operational and process maturity necessary to take a growing team to the next level while building a mission-critical product used by large enterprises to enable their workforce. If that's not enough for you, we strive to build a world class engineering organization that values innovation, quality, and a healthy dose of fun. (We take our jobs seriously, but we take culture even more seriously.) What does that mean for you? Well, it means you need to bring a solid engineering culture that can balance progressive technologies with business stability.


  • Leading a team of passionate technologists focused on building scalable, highly available, web applications with the latest technologies
  • Working across teams to ensure our production software operation is working at maximum efficiency
  • Rolling up your sleeves to sling code alongside the rest of your team
  • Ensuring your team is surrounded by a "culture of awesome"
  • Coaching and aligning your team, ensuring they are happy, engaged, and building technical wealth. Why? Because happy people make better products
  • Working lock step with our product team to help us take over the world


  • Extensive experience building and managing a high traffic, SaaS-based applications, and APIs
  • Deep experience with an Agile team, particularly in a continuous delivery environment
  • The algorithm for building a strong, collaborative team culture
  • A love for solving complex problems
  • Solid understanding of technologies including APIs, distributed systems design, operational scaling and availability, and application integrations
  • Most importantly, you are passionate, have a collaborative attitude, and a focus on shipping


  • A Github account or personal engineering blog
  • Cloud experience such as Amazon AWS, Google Cloud Platform, or Azure
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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.