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GCP Subject Matter Expert- Engineering Solutions Owner

General information


Canada - Canada - Remote, USA - USA - Remote, Weston - Florida - USA


Software & Product Development

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Description & Requirements


The main purpose of this job is to assist UKG to utilize the GCP technologies and its related technology ecosystem to its fullest extent. Working with development engineering, technology architecture, product strategy and cloud & infrastructure functional areas to utilizing the platform appropriately to meet expressed technology goals (performance, data integrity, replication, etc…).

· Work with the broader senior technology leadership team to shape technology vision and direction by aligning the technology roadmaps with the overall engineering & product roadmaps.

· Assist the Development Engineering teams to evolve application architectures and practices to leverage GCP tooling in a DevOps operating model.

Primary/Essential Duties and Key Responsibilities:

1. This Subject Matter Expert will act at the definitive technical advisor and an internal strategic technology on their respective platforms and corresponding technology ecosystems

2. This Subject Matter Expert will focus on the people, process and technology of their subject platform throughout the organization

3. This Subject Matter Expert will build and operate practice with the technology community with the Technology & Innovation division

4. This Subject Matter Expert will collaborate with all of leaders and SMEs to ensure a uniform and consistent delivery of services to the broader organization

5. This Subject Matter Expert will have a firm grasp as to the business elements such as license utilization, and usage terms and conditions for their respective technology platform.



Required Qualifications:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

· Seasoned messaging expert with extensive, well-rounded background in a diverse set of messaging middleware solutions (commercial, open source, in-house) with in-depth understanding of architectures of such solutions. Examples: GCP, GKE, IAM, GCE, Big Query, Cloud SQL, and AI & DL.

· Established track record with GCP technologies [administration, configuration, and troubleshooting], with hands-on production experience and a deep understanding of the GCP architecture and internals of how it works, along with interplay of architectural components.

· Ensure alignment of technologies with Enterprise Architecture, Development SDLC and Operational capabilities

· Research, assess and understand the platform’s trends and complimentary ecosystem

· Socialize information on the technology platform within the Development and Operational communities

· Define technology strategy and roadmap of the data platform based on GCP and its ecosystem.

· Collaborate with Architecture colleagues for best practices for implementing our SDP based on identified use cases and required integration patterns

· Partner with our Application Health team to explore real-time, predictive analytics and machine learning on operational and business data captured on the SDP

· Mentor existing DevOps team members by imparting expert knowledge to scale higher levels of technology competence for solutions using the platform

· Provide leadership and expertise in the establishing of standards, architectural governance, design patterns, and practices

· Solid programming proficiency with Java, and best practices in development, experience in Go/C++ or C# a plus

Experience, Education, Certification, License and Training

· Typically requires a bachelor’s degree in a Technical discipline and a minimum of 12+ years of related experience, or a master’s degree and 6+ years of equivalent industry experience, or a PhD and 4+ years of experience. (or equivalent job experience)

· Google/GCP or equivalent certifications are a plus

Preferred Qualifications:

· You are a self-motivated and practical individual

· You enjoy being part of a team

· You prefer a using consultative and team approach to solutioning

· Proficient written and verbal communication along with strong presentation abilities, adept business knowledge and interpersonal skills round out your portfolio

· Your strong people skills allow you to easily partner with everyone

· You possess the ability to handle multiple tasks and work towards long-term goals

· Flexibility and openness to change

· Demonstrated experience successfully leading multi-talented people or teams towards common goals.

Corporate 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.