Principal Data Scientist

Full time

Employment Information

ADP is hiring a Principal Data Scientist.

  • Does the thought of working with one of the most comprehensive employment data sets in the US excite you?
  • Are you inspired by transformation and making an impact on the lives of millions of people every day?
  • Are you a technologist first and foremost who approaches every problem wearing that hat while going out of your way to champion creativity and build diverse, productive, and engaged teams?

Well, this may be the role for you. Ready to design what’s next?

At ADP, we always put our clients first and our approach to GenAI is no different. Across Sales & Marketing teams, we will leverage GenAI, Data and Machine Learning to identify the next best action, create tailored messaging to address specific client problems, provide real time support with relevant content and context and hyper personalize our outreaches so that clients receive the most relevant and latest information about solutions that can help them overcome very specific challenges and grow their business. In this role, you will support engineers and ensure the reliability and scale of products used by ADP’s Sales and Marketing teams.

Every day you’ll work with multiple stakeholders to identify, design, develop and implement advanced AI and machine learning projects that stiches together the end-to-end customer journey, helps uncover buying patterns and identifies the next best action. You’ll work with your team to provide, interpret, and predict necessary metrics for decision-making. You’ll code with machine learning languages like Python, R, and Scala to synthesize millions of data sets into patterns that answer ad hoc requests and then use Tableau for data visualization.

To thrive in this career, you should be curious by nature, self-started and be passionate about continuous process improvement with formal education in quantitative analytics and know design patterns and data structures. You have the skills to create new models using technologies like Databricks, and Sagemaker. You will coach and mentor junior data scientists with different strengths to solve various problems with different methodologies and analyses. But given the scale of our data sets and the complex problems we give you to solve, you will stay challenged and engaged with years of exciting projects ahead—all while growing your skills and progressing in a rewarding career.

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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:


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

  • Solution Architect. You will work with business stakeholders and leaders to understand and meet business goals and outcomes through design and build of end to end data, ML and business rules pipeline.
  • Advanced Analytics & Predictive Modeling. You bring prior experience to the role of formulating problems, extracting & analyzing data from multiple systems, summarizing critical findings/insights, and developing a compelling visual representation of analyses with actionable recommendations—this will set you up for success on Day 1. You will interact with other data scientists, developers, data engineers, UX designers, product managers, and senior executives to understand problem domain, project requirements, users experience and demonstrate model performance and its business value.
  • Productionize. You will design, architect, implement and deploy high-performing data science pipelines that combine data ingestion/transformation, ML inferences, rules engines and delivery of insights to other systems.
  • Own and Manage Projects. You will identify, design, develop, and implement advanced analytical projects. You will implement process to continuously detect model and data drift and remedy to ensure high quality.
  • Limitless Possibilities. You will continue learning and discovering new ways to leverage ADP data to create new products and services and find more insights. You are passionate about learning and applying new techniques within data science that leads to innovations.
  • Collaboration and Communication. You’ll be part of a collaborative team, listening to needs, then finding and sharing solutions. You’re comfortable and skilled at presenting to both peers and leadership on your projects and findings.


  • You’ll have a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • Experience working with business stakeholders to understand desired outcomes and translate into data science requirements, techniques and solutions
  • Advanced knowledge and prior experience in Python, SQL, distributed computing tools such as Databricks, AWS or other Cloud platforms
  • Hands on experience using python machine learning libraries like Sklearn, Matplotlib, Seaborn to build machine learning models such as XGBoost, Random Forest, Logistic Regression etc.
  • Prior experience with model explainability techniques like shapley, lime etc.

Nice to have:

  • Experience with Tableau or other visualization
  • Familiarly with Deep Learning, Neural Network or LLM models
  • Experience with ETL tools like Snaplogic, Mulesoft, Informatica and/or Stitch.
  • Experience of using NoSQL databases to create and query data
  • Prior experience in working on models in Sales/Marketing domain


  • 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 find 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.
  • Base salary offers for this position may vary based on factors such as location, skills, and relevant experience. Some positions may include additional compensation in the form of bonus, equity or commissions. We offer the following benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Matched Retirement Savings, Wellness Program, Short-and Long-Term Disability, Charitable Contribution Match, Holidays, Personal Days & Vacation, Paid Volunteer Time Off, and more.

What are you waiting for? Apply today!

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