Job title: Solutions Architect - Payroll
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Salary type: Annual
Job published: 13-02-2020
Job ID: 32393
Contact name: Dan Cobelli
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Job Description

Solutions Architect - Payroll experience
Sydney, CBD

6-12 month contract
$950-$1250  per day


Job purpose

The payroll Solution Architect will have overall responsibility for design and delivery of a functioning payroll solution for our client.   It’s a critical feature our our clients platform as it provides the final element of a fully automated end to end service offering. 

This role will define the architecture for the payroll feature.  You’ll plan the architectural runway to support upcoming payroll requirements.  Work to design the solution and provide technical expertise to the team. You will be involved in (and often facilitate) discussion and documentation of domain modelling, assessing ideas considering value proposition, possible solution options across the full stack and identify architecturally significant epics.

Acting as the point of accountability you’ll be able to bring context to the team and educate them in regard to the payroll element and assist the broader group to help them understand this type of technology requirement.   


  • Building the pay roll feature for our clients platform
  • Help decide on, document and implement solution design for the payroll elements, understanding strengths and weaknesses of different patterns and platforms
  • Crafting the pay rules engine to deal with complex solutions
  • Analysing our technical environment to ensure it meets critical components required for this type of project
  • Analysing and audit of requirements
  • Setting out a collaboration framework
  • Development control including time/cost/quality factors
  • Creating a solution prototype
  • Monitor health of architecture, looking for opportunities to improve


Qualifications and Experience


  • Capable of thinking outside the box with the ability to develop creative solutions & problem solving
  • Quality and reputation matters, be in the game by showing your dedication to success and positioning us as a trusted partner
  • The ability to build a comprehensive understanding of and strategically connect the needs of multiple functional areas
  • Strong leadership, negotiation and communication skills with business and technical groups
  • Experience managing work streams, including monitoring for project issues and sound judgement for escalation
  • The ability to establish, implement, and enforce appropriate technology standards to meet business requirements


  • Strong functional knowledge of payroll solutions in Australia/New Zealand gained from at least 4+ years of experience working within a payroll software environment
  • Minimum of a Full Life-cycle implementations of payroll from planning to configuration through go-live
  • Expertise in designing and implementing complex highly available applications
  • Understanding of working with cross cultural engineering teams remotely
  • Experience building architecture principles, patterns, roadmaps and blueprints
  • API versioning, API gateways, API documentation
  • Detailed knowledge of different data stores, understanding scalability drawbacks
  • Implementation of asynchronous processing with different queues understanding benefits and drawbacks

What we can offer

Our client is building a place for talent to thrive and as such are investing in great people. Our client offers

  • Flexibility of working hours & conditions
  • Fully supported – CEO/Business owner level sponsorship
  • A team of driven professionals that thrives on creating products our customers love
  • A supportive environment that encourages a test, learn and iterate way of working
  • Ability to innovate in a company that not only encourages it but will facilitate it




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