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Director - Cloud Engineering

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Travel Amount Required:

Up to 25%

Job Type:

Regular-Full Time


Weston - Florida - USA

Description & Qualifications


In this compelling leadership position, you will lead and develop a team of Cloud Platform Engineers with a focus on enhancing the Cloud experience for our Product Engineering organization. You will be responsible for building and executing a vision to implement best practices and best-of-breed tooling for Cloud Native Platform Systems. You will serve as a change agent for driving service prioritization and help promote a culture of continuous improvement measured by operational metrics and KPIs. You will apply your expertise in software and systems engineering to ensure that our mission critical systems meet the appropriate performance needs of our users. In this role, you will be expected to partner and collaborate closely with Product Engineering, Global Security, Compliance and Cloud to meet our business objectives.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
• Lead and guide a team of Cloud Platform Engineers
• Direct the development process for your teams through Agile Processes (Kanban/Scrum)
• Develop and present your group KPI’s in periodic business reviews
• Set strategy and develop roadmap for team aimed towards reducing the operational overhead of keeping applications healthy, secure, and available for our customers.
• Collaborate across domains to drive ownership of PaaS based production systems, enable faster decision making and transparent observability into system health.
• Drive service reliability by developing tooling that enables metric visibility using SLIs, SLOs, and SLAs focusing on improving customer experience.
• Advocate for and drive the implementation of reliable, resilient & scalable design patterns.
• Lead and focus teams on root cause analysis, pattern identification and continuous improvement in order to optimize application performance, resiliency and reliability.


• Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field preferred
• 10+ years of relevant professional experience
• Experience setting strategic vision for an enterprise-wide practice or capability, communicating, and selling the vision to leadership, stakeholders and the team.
• Exemplary leadership and communication abilities (both verbal and written) are a must; this role will partner closely with business and technology executives in a highly matrixed structure
• Proven track record leading teams delivering Cloud Native Platforms and Solutions
• Demonstrated experience leading engineering and operational teams responsible for supporting and deploying enterprise scale cloud services and products
• Proven track record of improving reliability, resiliency, scalability, availability, and performance of cloud services
• Proven experience managing software development lifecycle platforms and tools and/or designing, building, servicing, and driving ongoing improvement of service infrastructure systems
• Experience in activities like architecture reviews, code reviews, creating platforms and frameworks, capacity planning, etc.
• Experience with software delivery using DevOps, SRE practices and CI/CD deployment platform management
• Knowledgeable in private, public and hybrid cloud services including containerization technologies like K8, Docker and Managed services offering like MongoDB, MySQL, Radis, Rabbit etc. Compute, data services, messaging, observability, etc.

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

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