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Lead Automation Engineer

General information


Austin - Texas - USA, Irving - Texas - USA, Lowell - Massachusetts - USA, Texas - Texas - Remote, USA - USA - Remote


Software & Product Development

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Description & Requirements


UKG is looking for a skilled Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET) to dive deep into our software, write code to automatically verify our quality, define the test strategy, technologies, and implement new processes/tools to streamline our quality.

· Design and implement automated test suites in a fast-paced agile environment using Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, & Continuous Deployment concepts to allow for efficient delivery of high quality products.
· Implement successful test strategies resulting in efficient test development and execution models.
· Drive the overall Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) towards quality-centric methodologies.
· Execute tests, interpret results, and communicate on a regular basis, resulting in quick solutions to any quality concerns.
· Solve difficult/complex architecture or test problems.
· Maintain/Build test infrastructure
Mentor junior SDETs on test methodologies, test automation coding standards and best practices through code reviews and designing quality test plans


· Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or similar technical field
· 9+ years of experience as an SDET or similar role, actively coding using Java or another modern programming language (Object Oriented Programming (OOP))
· Demonstrated proficiency in design and coding with an emphasis on building test automation and tools.
· Experience with test automation, test tool creation, automation framework (Coded UI, Selenium, REST API, etc.)
· Proven track record of delivering robust automated tests with a high level of maintainability.
· Experience in developing product test harnesses and instrumenting products to gather test results
· Experience working in a UNIX/Linux environment and utilizing virtual machines
· Experience working in a SaaS environment.
· Knowledge of Quality Assurance methodology and tools and software testing standards


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

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