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Lead Cloud Platform Engineer

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Regular-Full Time


Alpharetta - Georgia - USA, Atlanta - Georgia - USA, Cleburne - Texas - USA, Irvine - California - USA, Kelowna - British Columbia - Canada, Lowell - Massachusetts - USA, Montreal - Quebec - Canada, San Francisco - California - USA, Santa Ana - California - USA, Toronto - Ontario - Canada, Weston - Florida - USA

Description & Qualifications


Lead Cloud Platform Engineer
Location: Hybrid Office/Remote

UKG is looking for a Lead Cloud Engineer to build and maintain our public/private cloud’s PaaS layer (Platform as a Service), this is a unique Dev/Ops team that abstracts the complexities of Infrastructure, Networking and Security requirements to ensure they are consumed in standardized ways for supporting Applications. These services are built in Linux leveraging various technologies including Go, Ansible, Concourse, K8s, GKE, Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and Openstack, to name a few.

Our Lead Cloud Engineer will partner with our Agile development teams to assure smooth integration and deployment of UKG software across the entire cloud infrastructure. You will be collaborating with engineers across the organization to research, design, prototype and operationalize solutions, ensuring that they align with UKG guidelines and industry best practices. In addition, the Cloud Engineer will communicate with and mentor teams on best practices and guidelines regarding the best use of our tooling and services. As well as building in the guardrails around to support the best practices established. Some (infrequent) on-call responsibilities will be required.


• 6+ years of experience building and/or configuring cloud infrastructure and services (on-prem or public) through code
• 6+ years of experience with at least one programming language (e.g., Java/Golang/Ruby/Python)
• Familiarity with container technologies (e.g., Docker, Kubernetes)
• Experience with one or more distributed version control/Source Code Management (SCM) technology and its workflows like git and the understanding of the GitOps/DevOps mindset
• Experience with Agile methodologies
• Experience developing, deploying, and maintaining highly available services at scale with relevant knowledge of OOP design and patterns is preferred
• Experience with web technologies utilizing Microservices, SOA patterns and REST, open-source, Relational Database Management System (RDBMS) and NoSQL database development, administration including MS SQL, MySQL, MongoDB, Hadoop, Elastic Search etc. is preferred
• Experience with Message queues (e.g. RabbitMQ), monitoring and alerting technologies (e.g. Sensu, Grafana, Graphite, Stack driver, Elastic Search) is preferred
Job#: 20220023715


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

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