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Director of Software Engineering

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Up to 25%

Job Type:

Regular-Full Time


Lowell - Massachusetts - USA

Description & Qualifications


The UKG Engineering organization has an exciting opening for a Director of Software Engineering. 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 Device Management Services group 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 adapts quickly and effectively to changing priorities while partnering positively with the Quality, Architecture and Product Management organizations.

In support of our culture, we will be adopting a hybrid working model at some point this year that offers a mixed work schedule of part on site and part from home. This role will be connected to our office in Lowell MA.

Key duties and 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
• Push boundaries and innovate to positively impact resources, quality, schedule, or budget
• Manage a regular process for continuous improvement
• 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


• Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or equivalent related experience
• 10+ years of Experience in Software Development and leading/managing teams
• Experience working with development teams in an Agile/Scaled-Agile environment
• A management style that is compatible and complimentary with the UKG values and behaviors: inclusive, collaborative, trusting, caring, agile and accountable
• 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
• Adept managing and mentoring managers, offshore development teams, contract and full-time
• Knowledge 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

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.