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Director Data Engineering

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Travel Amount Required:

Up to 25%

Job Type:

Regular-Full Time


Alpharetta - Georgia - United States, Atlanta - Georgia - United States, Lowell - Massachusetts - United States, Weston - Florida - United States

Description & Qualifications


The Director, Product Data Engineering will be responsible for driving the engineering and architecture that enables our enterprise-wide Data and AI platform to drive business value and customer success.

• Own in collaboration with other leaders and Architects, the data and AI platform architecture ensuring security, functionality, and integration with all core data sources
• Be the Engineering leader responsible for executing on our product roadmap using agile practices
• Deliver a high scale and high reliability data engineering platform
• Develop and operationalize enterprise wide data policies, standards and procedures
• Manage, lead and motivate cross-functional, interdisciplinary teams to achieve strategic and tactical business outcomes
• Drive data security program to ensure best in class security protection techniques in compliance with required legal and regulatory policy
• Improve product quality through world class engineering practices
• Partner closely with the senior/executive leadership to optimize delivery of data insights, and realization of greater business value
• Empower other product and business teams to grow their analytics capabilities as their needs expand, supported by a centralized data expertise and a flexible data platform
• Keep pace with the changing business environment, technology and data innovation in order to optimize data value and mitigate risks


• 15+ years of experience with increasing responsibility leading a data related organization within a complex global business environment
• Bachelor and/or Master’s Degree in Data Science, Computer Science or equivalent
• Experience implementing data and AI solutions in a ‘product leadership’ technology environment.
• Strong customer focus (internal and external). Understanding of customer centricity and design thinking to drive solutioning
• Extensive experience building and managing a diverse and inclusive team environment with strong commitment to respect, equality, collaboration and teaming.
• Strong demonstrated ability to skillfully hire, develop, lead, motivate, performance manage, and coach a cross-section of data and technology professionals and managers.
• Must be a strong leader, with the ability to influence throughout the organization, across all divisions and effectively communicate a business vision, key objectives, data needs and personal contributions.
• Effective and comfortable managing different stakeholders without full accountability for the entire data landscape of the organization.
• Highly technical, confident at the operational management level and comfortable in an engineering heavy organization.
• Experience with highly sensitive data and maintaining its security as a top priority; understanding big data and technology at scale.
• Established history of effectively managing large teams on an international basis with an impressive track record of developing talent.


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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