Application Architect at Ceridian (Atlanta, GA)

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Ceridian is a global leader in Human Capital Management technology. Simply put, we allow our customers to do the most complex things well (HR, Payroll, Benefits Administration, Workforce Management and Talent Management) and do them to scale.

Makes Work Life Better™ is our brand promise, not only to our customers, but to our employees as well. Our flagship platform, Dayforce, helps leaders make smart decisions based on data, strategy and intelligence that create value and maximize productivity.

How do we make work life better?
  • By delivering an award-winning product, conceptualized and developed by award-winning leaders, that result in award-winning customer employee experiences
  • By hiring highly innovative, diverse talent that fully embraces and embodies our core values in everything they do: Customer Focus, Equity, Shared Ambition, Agility, Transparency, Optimism
  • By using modern technology, such as voice-activation with Dayforce Assistant and access to your money as soon as you earn it with Dayforce Wallet to stay in rhythm with the evolving demands of our 4 million global users
We understand that no matter where you are, choosing a new employer is always one of life's most stressful events. We encourage you to check us out at Ceridian.com to learn more about how we are impacting the world of work for our customers, employees and you!

Location: Work is what you do, not where you go. For this role, we are open to remote work and can hire anywhere in the United States or Canada

About the opportunity

As an Application Architect, you will report to the VP of Development and provide expert guidance and architectural leadership for the transformation of Ceridian HCM product to the Next Generation Cloud Native Architecture based on Microservices and Event Driven Design.

You will split your time between multiple development projects, proof of concepts and internal technical initiatives. You will design new modules and provide technical consulting to development directors, development managers and teams on highly complex, often global, requirements analysis, architecture, system design, systems integrations and implementations.

What you'll get to do

  • Provides expert level technical consultations and analyses, solving complex problems.
  • Assumes leadership role in designing solutions, organizing, attending and leading hands-on design sessions with the engineering teams.
  • Designs solutions at an abstract/conceptual level as well as at a detailed level.
  • Provides technical leadership and subject matter expertise to the engineering teams.
  • Drives continuous improvement in product, processes and tools; developing and implementing new or enhanced technical methods and techniques to improve the development practices.
  • Works with other Solution Architects to ensure knowledge sharing across development teams and ensure that consistent problem-solving approaches are developed.
  • Provides mentoring and peer coaching including hands-on peer code reviews (PRs)


What's in it for you

  • Encouragement to be the best version of yourself at and away from work:
    • YOUnity diversity and inclusion programs
    • Amazing time away from work programs
  • Support for your total well-being through our Live Well, Work Well programs targeting all aspects of your life
  • Recognition for your contributions through excellent pay, perks, and rewards
  • Giving where you're living: volunteer days, Ceridian sponsored events, and our very own charity, Ceridian Cares
  • Opportunities to fuel your career growth through numerous internal and external programs and events


Skills and Experience we value

  • 10+ years of software industry experience
  • Experience as an Application Architect or similar role
  • You have the insights and practical knowledge to proactively assess the technical, cost, support, and risk implications of potential solutions and incorporate these into implementation recommendations.
  • You have deep business acumen and thought leadership experience.
  • You are skilled at building and managing relationships. You can gain trust, influence decisions and teams, and work with internal and external contributors and stakeholders at any level.
  • You understand how to manage client expectations, navigate tough discussions and manage escalations.
  • You exercise independent judgement in methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.
  • You can effectively manage solution designs within scope and recognize needs for change requests where required.
  • You are able to execute and/or advise on change management strategies with development teams.
  • You have a wealth of experience with designing for enterprise and global solutions.
  • Expert level hands-on experience in designing and building of Microservices and Event Driven Solutions using .NET Core and/or Java/Spring Boot stack and Kafka.
  • Expert in Cloud Native Architecture with Kubernetes on one of the public cloud platforms such as Azure, AWS, GCP.
  • Expert level hands-on experience in designing and building web and mobile-based application architectures, solution architecture, design principles, relational and No-SQL databases, caching solutions and messaging technologies.
  • Expert level hands-on experience in triage and troubleshooting of performance issues of critical applications and systems.
  • Expert hands-on skills in CI/CD and in-depth knowledge of DevOps.
  • Expert in unit test/automation frameworks and performance testing tools #LI-Remote


Ceridian is fueled by the diversity of our talented employees. We are an equal opportunity employer and consider and embrace ALL individuals and what makes them unique. We believe our employees should be happy and healthy, with peace of mind and a sense of fulfillment. We provide our employees with comprehensive benefits for various life circumstances and needs, great opportunities for career development, and a balanced lifestyle to achieve personal and professional success. We encourage all individuals to apply for positions that fit their passions.

We thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this position; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. If you are selected for an interview, you will be contacted by a Ceridian Recruiter with a @ceridian.com email directly from our organization.
Other details
  • Job Family Technical
  • Job Function Software Development
  • Pay Type Salary
More Information on Ceridian
Ceridian operates in the Cloud industry. The company is located in Minneapolis, MN, Fountain Valley, CA and St. Petersberg, FL. Ceridian was founded in 1992. It has 7000 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Volunteer in local community, Friends outside of work, Eat lunch together, Intracompany committees, Daily sync and Open door policy. To see all 23 open jobs at Ceridian, click here.
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