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Director Software Development

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Travel Amount Required:

Up to 25%

Job Type:

Regular-Full Time


Kelowna - British Columbia - Canada, Montreal - Quebec - Canada

Company Overview

Here at UKG, our purpose is people™. Our HR, payroll, and workforce management solutions help organizations unlock happier outcomes for all. And our U Krewers, who build those solutions and support our business, are talented, collaborative, and innovative problem-solvers. We strive to create a culture of belonging and an employee experience that empowers our people – both at work and at home. Our benefits show that we care about the whole you, from adoption and surrogacy assistance to tuition reimbursement and wellness programs. Our employee resource groups provide a welcoming place to land, learn, and connect with those who share your passions and interests. What are you waiting for? Learn more at  #WeAreUKG 

Description & Qualifications


Scheduling Service Engineering Director

UKG Technology, Operations, Products & Support group (TOPS) has an exciting opening for a Director, Software Engineering, focusing on our Pro Suite Scheduling service. The successful candidate can lead cross-geography teams through their engaging leadership style, collaboration, influence, and expertise to deliver quality software in a fast-past and highly technical environment. The Director is a key player for the Scheduling service and has a sharp focus on efficiently developing solutions that meet UKG business needs while developing and caring for our talent along the way. The candidate is agile and can adapt quickly and effectively to changing priorities while partnering positively with the Architecture, Product Management, Support, Service, and Cloud organizations.

Key Responsibilities

• Lead cross-functional, cross-geography teams to deliver enterprise workforce management SaaS solutions to market.
• Own the program execution of the software from product definition through successful release, deployment, and continued support.
• Aim to deliver a positive experience for our customers by understanding their business needs and expectations. Ability to identify what needs to be done to deliver innovative solutions that exceed stakeholder expectations.
• Lead and reinforce company values and culture in day-to-day behaviors, management style, and expectations of employees. Inspire the teams by empowering them to own their actions and results.
• Strong interest in managing, mentoring, and motivating senior and junior software engineers.
• Push boundaries and innovate to positively impact resources, quality, schedule, or budget.
• Manage a regular process for continuous improvement.
• Ability to collaborate across functional boundaries and with global teams.
• Live up to commitments to our customers and peers by owning plans and processes to drive engineering programs.
• Master engineering foundations by a demonstrated understanding of product design, life cycle, software development practices, and support services


Basic qualifications:
• 10+ years of Experience in Software Development and leading/managing teams.
• Experience working with development teams in an Agile/Scaled-Agile environment.
• Experience with managing contractor teams.
• Experience of web application design and familiarity with technologies such as Java, Spring, Hibernate, and Angular
• Experience managing teams in a SaaS enterprise product in AWS, Google, or Azure
• A management style that is compatible and complimentary with the UKG values and behaviors: inclusive, collaborative, trusting, caring, agile and accountable

Preferred qualifications:
• A leader who brings an energetic and positive approach to the work environment
• A leader who will add positive energy to the company’s environment through its personality.
• Strong and dynamic communicator, able to influence teams and departments across geographies.
• A positive advocate for change, proposing changes for the long term good of the business.
• A strong drive for getting work done quickly and successfully.
• Bachelor’s degree in computer science, Computer Engineering or equivalent related experience
• Bilingualism (French-English)


*Quebec candidates: While French is required for Quebec roles, use of the English language is also required due to the global nature of the business and the need to interact with UKG US headquarters and international sites.

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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UKG participates in E-Verify. View the E-Verify posters here.

Disability Accommodation

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