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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 Ascentis offers easy-to-use human capital management software (HCM) consisting of web-based HRIS, recruiting, online payroll solutions, talent management and timekeeping management that support greater business efficiency and accuracy. Ascentis provides world-class customer service and continues to add software offerings to its portfolio of workforce and human capital management solutions. Headquartered in San Mateo, CA with offices in Bellevue, WA, Roseville, CA, and Jacksonville, FL, Ascentis has attained industry recognition as one of the fastest growing private companies in the software industry.

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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