Lead Data Engineer (REMOTE)

Job description

ADP is hiring a Lead Data Engineer

(REMOTE/10+ years professional experience needed)

  • Are you empathetic to client needs and inspired by transformation and impacting the lives of millions of people every day?
  • Are you looking to join a dynamic, inclusive team environment with a culture of collaboration and belonging?

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

As a Lead Data Engineer, you are an innovative thinker with a can-do attitude. You will work with teams across the company to leverage technologies that support our backend applications. Your work can include new features, enhancements, and resolving defects for web, mobile, and IoT solutions. Those things are important because our products impact people's lives. Every day, you'll be coding and asking questions that clarify scalability and user challenges. You will be part of an Agile environment working with a team of talented engineers, product owners, and stakeholders continually developing, deploying, and testing application software. To thrive in this coding career, you must know how to create functional, maintainable, and scalable code in an object-oriented fashion. You should be efficient and knowledgeable in Java, working alongside a team of coders in various project roles. You should also know how to use Spring Boot and have database experience. Our best backend developers are passionate creators and proactive problem solvers who stay current on new technologies. They're always looking for new ways to make tools better for our users. Pace should not scare you. We still find time for a healthy dose of fun.

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This role is remote anywhere in the USA.

A little about ADP: We are 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:


Key Responsibilities:

  • Participate in analysis and design of data architecture and pipelines.
  • Work closely with Engineering, Product, UX and Marketing teams.
  • Advocate software design standards and implement them.
  • Identify, design and implement processes to build a self-serve data platform for Wisely.
  • Implement data validation techniques to ensure data accuracy and governance.
  • Identify and drive technical vision for Data Analytics.
  • Research and delve into various flows of Product and document them as needed.
  • Teach and mentor junior members on the team.
  • Create broader impact beyond the team.
  • Manage on-call rotation schedules and incident management.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Strong programming skills with 8+ years of experience in Python or Java.
  • Strong system design skills and deep understanding of software systems.
  • Strong database experience and hands-on experience with SQL performance and troubleshooting.
  • Experience working with Big Data frameworks like Apache Spark.
  • Scheduling framework – Airflow.
  • Experience with AWS data stack – Lambda, S3, Kinesis, SQS, Redshift, EMR.
  • Used AWS technologies in Production at scale.
  • Good grasp of security fundamentals and PCI compliance.
  • Excellent communication skills and attitude to learn and share.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Analytical and problem-solving mindset.
  • Always on the lookout for improving the product using data-driven decisions.
  • Sharing knowledge efficiently.

  • 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 find 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.
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The targeted base salary range for this role is listed in the compensation section below. Actual salary may be above or below this range based on factors such as location, skills, and relevant experience. In addition, this position may include additional compensation in the form of bonus, equity, or commissions.

If you are a full-time salaried or hourly worker, we offer the following benefits:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Matched 401(k), Student Loan Repayment Program, Wellness Program, Short- and Long-Term Disability, Charitable Contribution Match, Holidays, Personal Days & Vacation, Paid Volunteer Time Off, and more.

Compensation range for US Nevada Residents is $84,700 to $128,725

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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.

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