Sr. Principal Software Architect



Job Description

Job Overview

Are you a Java expert? Do you have advanced knowledge of object-oriented design, microservices and service-oriented architecture? We’re looking for a results-oriented expert communicator with secured data and secured transaction experience to join our team as a Principal Software Architect, where you’ll be responsible for the end-to-end architecture, design and development of highly scalable web, responsive and mobile applications and microservices for our iCIMS Talent Acquisition products. In this role, you’ll research and evaluate new technologies, languages and design patterns, applying your expertise to strategic and product architecture decisions and working to advance the overall product architecture. We’re looking for someone who’s taken projects from concepts to implementation—someone who can optimally articulate a vision, and who can build prototypes in a well-documented way. If you’re a skilled multitasker who wants to work on high visibility projects with big commercial impact, let’s talk!

About Us

When you join iCIMS, you join the team helping global companies transform business and the world through the power of talent. Our customers do amazing things: design rocket ships, create vaccines, deliver consumer goods globally, overnight, with a smile. As the Talent Cloud company, we empower these organizations to attract, engage, hire, and advance the right talent. We’re passionate about helping companies build a diverse, winning workforce and about building our home team. We're dedicated to fostering an inclusive, purpose-driven, and innovative work environment where everyone belongs. 


  • Lead end-to-end product and feature architecture and design with the highest degree of software quality in mind
  • Apply expertise to strategic & product architecture decisions
  • Participate or speak at external events as an iCIMS representative
  • Research and evaluate new technologies, languages and design patterns
  • Advance the overall platform architecture, including selecting new technologies
  • Design and develop production solutions, prototypes, or reference implementations for either sophisticated and/or products or features
  • Collaborate with Product Management and agile teams to design and build innovative and market leading features built with high quality and applying software standard methodologies
  • Lead development and software performance standard methodologies for agile team members Requirements/Skills/Abilities
  • Perform design reviews for new feature development from agile teams
  • Consistently ensure that business is conducted with integrity at all times and that behavior aligns with iCIMS policies, procedures, and strengths
  • Mentor Software Developers (III-IV)



  • Advanced knowledge of Object Oriented Design, Microservices, Service Oriented Architecture and Application Integration Design Patterns
  • Advanced expertise in Java (including Java 8 with knowledge of Java 9)
  • Expertise in multiple technologies and domains
  • Expertise in JSON, RESTful services, and similar related technologies
  • Advanced proficiency in several of the following: REACT, Javascript, Spring, Hibernate, HTML, CSS, JSP, AJAX, Swift, Android Development
  • Agile, or Iterative software development and delivery experience required
  • Superb communication and interpersonal skills. Articulates thoughts and ideas clearly, concisely, and persuasively. Create and deliver presentations articulating vision, findings, and approach to all collaborators
  • Ability to influence organizationally without authority and lead and organize initiatives that cross team, function, and product boundaries
  • Creates external value through patents, white papers, or speaking at conferences
  • Creates brand and company equity
  • Ideal candidate is results oriented, innovative, self-motivated, possesses good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task optimally and lead multiple responsibilities
  • Willingness to learn, while also offering own insight, suggestions and feedback


  • Experience with AWS, SaaS applications, and other modern cloud-based tools is a plus

Education/Certifications/Licenses Required

  • Master’s Degree in a technical field such as Computer Science, Information Systems, Math, or Software Engineering with seven or more (7+) years of relevant experience or alternatively a Bachelor’s Degree in a technical field such as Computer Science, Information Systems, Math, or Software Engineering with nine or more (9+) years of relevant experience.
  • In lieu of bachelor’s or technical degree, we will accept 2 additional years of software engineering experience

EEO Statement

iCIMS is a place where everyone belongs.  We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Our approach helps us to build a winning team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and abilities. So, regardless of how your diversity expresses itself, you can find a home here at iCIMS.   


We are proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, veteran status, genetic information, disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. If you would like to request an accommodation due to a disability, please contact us at   

Compensation and Benefits

Competitive health and wellness benefits include medical insurance (employee and dependent family members), personal accident and group term life insurance, bonding and parental leave,  lifestyle spending account reimbursements, wellness services offerings, sick and casual/emergency days, paid holidays, tuition reimbursement, retirals (PF - employer contribution) and gratuity. Benefits and eligibility may vary by location, role, and tenure. Learn more here: