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Software Architect 


Are you a senior software engineer looking to take the next step?

Do you like playing with latest tools and technology like Google’s Dart, NoSQL?

Are you excited about building a Java based applications platform from ground up?

Are you passionate about applications and enjoy building software for solving complex business problems?

Do you thrive in a fast paced, startup like environment?

The Architect will play a lead role in designing, developing and implementing Ascentis’ SaaS platform and REST based services. This is an excellent opportunity to show case your creativity and bring innovation to the Enterprise Applications domain.


  • Own the overall design of our next generation Human Capital Management (HCM) cloud application platform.
  • Research and evaluate software frameworks, systems and practices to ensure appropriate approaches are used within the project.
  • Resolve complex technical issues and make design decisions to meet the critical requirements of scalable, highly available, multi-tenant enabled services in the cloud.
  • Provide senior-level technical knowledge and mentor talented engineers in the design and development of various components.
  • Write, maintain, and oversee architecture and technical design documents.


Position Requirements
  • Degree in computer science or related fields and10+ years relevant experience with increasing responsibility, or ­­equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Demonstrated expertise in Object-Oriented Analysis and Design, with a focus on high-quality, timely, and supportable and maintainable code delivery.
  • Demonstrated expertise in the architecture and design of high performance distributed systems, e.g., in areas of messaging, search, archiving, workflows.
  • Strong expertise in Java language and core libraries.
  • Experience and comfort with iterative development, i.e., Agile/SCRUM/TDD methodologies, etc.
  • Demonstrated history of technical leadership and successful delivery on large and complex projects.
  • Ability to clearly articulate impact of technical choices to non-technical audiences, and build consensus across technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Broad knowledge of various build and source control systems, development, debug and testing tools as well as methodologies.
  • Extensive and broad experience with open-source technology stack (Linux, MySQL, Apache, Java, CSS, HTML, JavaScript, AJAX)
  • Experience with HCM or financial applications or complex systems a plus
  • Please also mention if you have a public repository with some of your work (GitHub, BitBucket)

More about Ascentis:

Ascentis is an established player in the Human Capital Management (HCM) application space. We have a long history of providing easy-to-use, SaaS inspired solutions in the enterprise applications domain. We are building a cutting-edge, secure, cloud-computing based Enterprise SaaS platform that will be the foundation of our next generation applications.

Ascentis offers employees an excellent and stimulating working environment. With over 20 years of success under our belt, we provide the perfect mix of stability and the “startup experience”.  The company has development centers in San Mateo, California and Bellevue, Washington.

Location San Mateo  
About the Organization The Ascentis founders put an idea into play that resounded in the marketplace - create innovative products that are easy to use for the often under-served mid-market that cover the full Human Capital Management (HCM) suite. This full suite approach combined with an amazing team equals success!

We at Ascentis firmly believe that a product is only as good as the people behind it. Whether it's platform development, technology maintenance, client support, product management, sales or operations, all of our employees see the direct impact of their work. As a leader and one of the fastest growing 'Software as a Service' (SaaS) companies in the Human Capital Management space, Ascentis focuses on hiring talented and motivated people from diverse backgrounds. If you want to channel your ambition and drive for success, you belong with Ascentis!

Ascentis has grown tremendously over the last 3 years. Recently, we announced a majority recapitalization by global growth equity investor Summit Partners. Summit invests across growth sectors of the global economy and has invested in more than 440 companies in technology, healthcare, life sciences and other growth industries. These companies have completed more than 140 public equity offerings. So, needless to say, we are all extremely excited with where we are headed!

Be sure to check out our company careers site to learn more about our fun culture, great benefits, read employee testimonials, and more!


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