1+ months

Data Architect

Parsippany, NJ 07054
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ADP is hiring a Data Architect.


  • 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?

In this role, you will work alongside ADP technology, data and product stakeholders to understand their data requirements. Then, you will play a significant role in designing canonical logical and physical data model to onboard relevant data sets into our data platform.

Every day, you will do hands-on data analysis to understand its domain, design the Canonical data model and document the transformation the data needs to go through within the data pipeline to satisfy the requirements of the data consumers. Each day, you will start with a scrum and identify priorities within the current sprint or discuss a new project. Then you'll plan relevant tasks, drive requirements with stakeholders and perform necessary activities related to data. You will follow all Data Architecture standards that has been set and from time to time help improve them.

To thrive in this role, you will need to have eight-plus years of experience working with data in technology organization. You’ll need to be an expert in Data Modelling using industry standard tools. You'll need extensive knowledge in relational and non-relational databases, SQL, requirements analysis and an eye for details. Our best analysts are creative problem solvers who love a challenge. If you get stuck, you find a workaround and keep going. You never give up. This role requires you to have clear, compelling, and influential communication skills to succeed. You will constantly data analysts and collaborate with peer analysts on other teams. You must be adept at teaching, leading, and influencing. As part of our team, you will influence product success and help shape our industry.

Like what you see?  Apply now!

Learn more about ADP at tech.adp.com/careers


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: http://adp.careers/DEI_Videos


Here's what you can expect on a typical day:

  • Data Modeling. You will perform data modeling, understand the data source, domain of the data and everything else required to onboard a data set into the data platform.
  • Documentation. You will document the data definitions and/or mapping rules that are needed to for data to flow through various data layers within the data platform, and ensure the transformed data meets the requirements of the consumers.
  • Scrums. You'll start every day with a scrum, working together to understand responsibilities, identify issues, and communicate analysis and design priorities.
  • Coding. Your primary role is to analyze, design and implement data models, but development is often required. From time to time you will need to create scripts in SQL and other database languages to retrieve or transform data.
  • Challenges. Inevitable challenges will arise, and we'll rely on you to look for a solution. You love a challenge and revel in the opportunity of finding one.
  • Learning and Teaching. You're the expert data architect on the team, so when issues arise, you'll be the one fix them. When you present a design, you are open to feedback from the team since you believe collaboration helps strengthen your ideas, especially if someone thought of something you hadn't considered. After all, we all have the same goal, develop the best solutions we can for our clients.
  • Variety of work. There is no typical day. Some days you will dedicate to analysis and design of data, while others you will spend on projects for project management, delivery, business analysis, or any number of other functions.
  • Experience. You have 10+ years of experience in relevant skills gained and developed in the same or similar role.


  • You'll have a Bachelor's degree OR equivalent.
  • Prior experience that would give you extra comfort in the role includes:
    • 8+ years of overall industry experience with data, with at least 5 years doing data modeling/data architecture, providing leadership on design, architecture and implementation of data solutions (relational, non-relational), data pipelines and flows
    • In-depth understanding of database structure, principles for relational and non-relational databases, and expertise in SQL and Data warehousing concepts
    • Expertise in creating enterprise grade data models and data modeling tool erwin.
    • Hands-on experience with data compute, storage, and security components and using a cloud platform (preferably AWS, Databricks, Snowflake) for Big Data.
    • Superior communication skills and the ability to interact effectively with senior level stakeholders as well as developers and analysts a must.
    • Strong problem-solving skills with the ability to define and weigh options and alternatives
    • Must be able to work both independently and as a member of a global multi-faceted data warehousing and analytics team.
    • Ability to manage projects and programs with a focus on delivery.
    • Ability to quickly learn new tools and technologies in a dynamic environment.



  • 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 net out 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.


What are you waiting for?  Apply today!

Find out why people come to ADP and why they stay: https://youtu.be/ODb8lxBrxrY

(ADA version: https://youtu.be/IQjUCA8SOoA )





Explore our COVID-19 page https://tech.adp.com/covid19/ to understand how ADP is approaching safety, travel, the hiring interview process, and more.

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.

Ethics at ADP: ADP has a long, proud history of conducting business with the highest ethical standards and full compliance with all applicable laws. We also expect our people to uphold our values with the highest level of integrity and behave in a manner that fosters an honest and respectful workplace. Click https://jobs.adp.com/life-at-adp/ to learn more about ADPs culture and our full set of values.


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Posted: 2022-03-09 Expires: 2022-09-03
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