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Associate Software Engineer

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San Francisco - California - United States, Santa Ana - California - United States

Description & Qualifications


UKG is growing! Our entry-level professional positions are dedicated to helping jump-start computer science careers at a top-ranked technology company that cares about its people. You will have the unique opportunity to influence the future of work, while surrounding yourself with people that are passionate about problem-solving, innovation, and creativity. If you are ready to kickstart your engineering career this role is for you!

UKG is looking for an early career Associate Software Engineer to join its world class engineering team. You will play a key role in the development of our products, in a highly collaborative, agile environment. We work in small teams with daily stand ups, regular releases, and a culture of ownership.

Our HR and workforce management products are built for people, so our customers have the most powerful tools to support the entire employee lifecycle – from recruit to retire. In building these products, you’ll get to explore an innovative tech stack comprised of: Java, JavaScript, TypeScript, Hibernate, Spring Boot, Junit, MySQL, Redis, Kafka, Angular, Ionic, Docker, Kubernetes, Kibana, Grafana.

This provides you the opportunity to explore different roles, teams and technologies so you can craft a career that feels right for you!

This role provides the opportunity to:
• Participate in our onboarding and technical training program where you’ll build relationships with fellow participants and gain a strong understanding of our technical environment.
• Solve interesting problems with code.
• Build new features for internal and external users.
• Work with a wide range of systems, processes, and technologies to solve problems in sustainable ways.
• Write high quality code, that is supported by testing and metrics.



• Bachelor's degree in Computer Science/Engineering
• 1 year of hands-on development experience or relevant internship experience
• Proven knowledge of Object-Oriented Programming, Data Structures, and Algorithms
• Ability to code in a function or object-oriented programming language
• Knowledge of technologies we value, use and teach:
• Java, JavaScript, TypeScript, C#
• Hibernate, Spring Boot, Junit
• MySQL, Redis, Kafka
• Angular, Ionic
• Docker, Kubernetes
• Kibana, Grafana
• Excellent troubleshooting and debugging skills
• Strong communication skills
• Self starter

Company 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

For individuals with disabilities that need additional assistance at any point in the application and interview process, please email or please call 1 (978) 250 9800.