Globoforce, Inc.

  • Systems Architect

    Job Locations
    Information Technology
    Regular Full-Time
  • The Opportunity

    • Working as a web applications architect, as part of our core architecture team, you will be responsible for building out the Architectural strategy of the Products SaaS platform used by some of the worlds largest companies to run their Social Recognition Programs.
    • Globoforce Social Recognition Product is in a very competitive and growing marketplace so we continually innovate and add to our Product’s capabilities, adding new features and abilities to scale to meet those demands.

    Tech stack and tools:  Java 8, Spring, RESTful webservices, Apache HTTPD, F5 Loadbalancer, Apache Camel, ActiveMQ, Tomcat 8, AWS EC2 and S3, Docker, Oracle 12C RAC, PL/SQL, Hadoop,  Lucene, Elasticsearch, Jquery, CanJS , webpack,  Google Analytics, AddrressDoctor, PingIdentity, SAML, OAuth, Android and IOS Mobile Apps, Redhat, Cacti, Nagios, Splunk, NewRelic, JMeter

    Responsibilities, Skills & Qualifications

    About your role:

    Working in the core Architecture team on Architectural work that span multiple systems and Teams. This role is key to progressing items in our Architectural roadmap as well as feeding items into that roadmap.  


    Here’s a flavor of some of the items currently in our Roadmap:

    • Moving from a release process where all teams release in tandem 5 – 7 times a year to a situation where teams can release independently on a daily basis.
    • Moving from monolithic architecture web applications to a microservices based architecture.
    • Identify Application Architecture changes that are required to better leverage the AWS technology stack

    Here's just some of what you will be doing;

    • Building out POCs, evaluation frameworks and vendors and providing recommendations back to the Architecture team.
    • System Performance and capacity monitoring/planning
    • Cross-system design reviews and governance
    • Cross-system library and product upgrade planning
    • Review of third party library adoption and licensing
    • Documenting and publishing Architectural guidelines

    Skills and Experience

    • Must have extensive experience as a Java Developer, with recent experience in a Software Architect position.
    • 7 years or more in full stack Web Application development with some of the following; Spring, Spring MVC, Servlets, REST, XML/JSON, JDBC, JavaScript, jquery, CSS, Jsps, client-side templating etc.
    • Extensive Experience of Tomcat
    • Strong Relational Database application development experience.
    • Experience with Apache and Linux
    • Technical leadership experience; mentoring engineers and performing code/design reviews.
    • Experience of Application profiling and performance analysis.
    • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills with a keen attention to detail
    • Excellent understanding of OOAD, UML & Design Patterns
    • Experience with enterprise integration frameworks and technologies – ESBs, messaging etc.
    • Excellent communication skills


    Education and Qualifications:

    • A Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or another related field, or equivalent work experience


    Why should come work at Globoforce? 

    • At Globoforce our products spread positivity in the workplace. And it helps that we are super users of our own systems. This transfers our culture to one of respect, imagination, determination and innovation. We’re the kind of technology company that is constantly investing in improving our technology and processes, giving our technologists the opportunity, to do great work.
    • When you work in Globoforce you want to know you’re working with smart people, people that you can learn and grow from, that inspire you to be better. You also want the chance to Innovate right? Innovation happens when you have a continuous change mindset, and a culture that allows each individual team member to present and discuss their ideas. We do it every day in the job and we that’s what Globoforce offers you.
    • We actively support your continuous learning and development (Conferences, certifications, communities of practice, career development).
    • We strongly value diversity and inclusion and everyone’s entitlement to have a great work life balance. That’s what’s allowed Globoforce maintain to be awarded Great Place to Work for the last 6 years, based on our employee feedback.
    • And of course, it helps that we offer benefits such as: Healthcare, Pension, Bonus, Free Car Parking, Globo Innovations programme, catered events and more.
    • Instead of reading about us, let us show you our great work space, and hear from our employees about Life in Globoforce



    • 25 days annual leave - Holiday entitlement, increases per years of service.  
    • Company plan VHI Health Care & Dental cover for employee, partner and children   
    • A Pension commences after probation period 
    • Participation in Globoforce’s employee motivational programs (Globostar Reward & Recognition program and our Years of Service Award) 
    • Discounted gift certificates
    • Discounted TaxSaver Travel cards/free car parking
    • Income Protection
    • Life Assurance 
    • Access to our Tuition Reimbursement Scheme
    • Access to Globo University
    • Additional ‘perks - Free breakfast cereal, fruit, tea/coffee, fantastic catered events throughout the year etc. 



    The Company

    Pioneer of the WorkHuman® movement, Globoforce® makes work more human for millions of people and organizations worldwide. Today, Globoforce® is the leading provider of human applications, including its award-winning Social Recognition solution. Through its WorkHuman® Cloud suite of products, companies can strengthen employee performance and relationships between people and teams on a more positive, socially connected level – in tune with how work gets done today. Founded in 1999, the company is headquartered in Framingham, Mass., and Dublin, Ireland. 


    Did you know 


    We are #2 Great Place to Work in Ireland for the medium-sized workplace category 


    We moved into brand new state of art offices just last year – check it out  

    We are a true global company with our HQ in both Dublin, Ireland and Framingham, Massachusetts with remote employees scattered across the world 


    Our core values are: Respect, Imagination, Determination and Innovation.  If you are interested in learning more, please visit us at  


    Location: Globoforce, 19 Beckett Way, Parkwest Business Park, Dublin 12.   

    Our modern offices are easily accessible by Car, Rail (Park West & Cherry Orchard station – on the Dublin Connolly-Portlaoise line), Bus, LUAS and close to shops, restaurantetc.   


    Office: Instead of reading about us, let us show you our great work space, and hear from our employees about Life in Globoforce We are also thrilled to share our new careers culture video so you can understand what it FEELS like to work at Globoforce & see our great workspaces by clicking here 



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