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Associate Manager, SW Engineering

General information


Irvine - California - USA, Los Angeles - California - USA, Los Angeles - California - USA, Newport Beach - California - USA, Santa Ana - California - USA


Software & Product Development

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Description & Requirements


Ultimate Kronos Group (UKG) is looking for an experienced, hands-on Associate Manager to join our Engineering team and make an immediate impact on our fast-moving, customer-centric web applications. The individual will play a key role in the development of our next generation SaaS offering, in a highly collaborative, agile environment.

• Responsible for leading UKG Ready Payroll Team through design, development, testing, documentation and analysis of modules or features of new or upgraded
software systems and products.
• The position involves managing, coaching and mentoring Engineering team members and involves supporting production operations for the SMB UKG Ready cloud-based WFM/HCM
• Ability to troubleshoot, analyze and solve technical problems is critical to the role.
• This role requires an ability to read/write code, object-oriented analysis and design. As a technical lead, you will be required to be hands-on and 50% coding is required. You will perform code reviews as well.
• You will be data driven and utilize data in a cognizant manner to help team make good decisions.


The following core skills are required for success in this position:

• Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science/Engineering and 10+ years of hands-on
development experience with strong experience in building
Java/J2EE web applications, Web/cloud-based distributed multi-tier application
development using SOAP and RESTful web services is a must
• 1 - 2 years of Experience with relational databases including Microsoft SQL
Server is a must.
• Familiarity and Experience with Test Driven Development or Behavior Driven
Development and Automation.
• Building applications using agile/Scrum methodologies a plus
• Handling time sensitive customer escalations
• Ability to multitask between different priorities
• Experience as a Manager to manage, coach and mentor development team is
• Experience with cloud-based multi-tenant applications is desirable, Exposure to
Google Cloud Platform is desirable.
• Experience supporting applications in production and ability to monitor and
manage production performance issues


Corporate overview

Here at UKG, Our Purpose Is People. UKG combines the strength and innovation of Ultimate Software and Kronos, uniting two award-winning, employee-centered cultures. Our employees are an extraordinary group of talented, energetic, and innovative people who care about more than just work. We strive to create a culture of belonging and an employee experience that empowers our people. UKG has more than 13,000 employees around the globe and is known for its inclusive workplace culture. Ready to be inspired? Learn more at

EEO Statement

Equal Opportunity Employer

Ultimate Kronos Group is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to maintaining a diverse and inclusive work environment. All qualified applicants will receive considerations for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, veteran status, and any other legally protected status under federal, state, or local anti-discrimination laws. 

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Disability Accommodation

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