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Senior DevOps Engineer

General information


Lowell - Massachusetts - USA


Software & Product Development

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Description & Requirements


UKG is seeking an experienced Lead Site Reliability Engineer capable of integrating into a seasoned team responsible for the development, management, deployment, and automation of our Cloud services. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced well-rounded engineer to be an integral part of an enterprise-scale cloud initiative. The ideal candidate would have proven experience with developing Site Reliability Engineering practices that include, but are not limited to, native cloud platform services, Linux based system and services supporting the core solution within a global, large scale environment that is serving a significant volume of large enterprises. The candidate will have a deep passion for evolving processes and technologies, strive to innovate, have an “automate everything” mindset and will be relentless in their pursuit of a flawless customer experience.
• Employ a standard set of Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) and DevOps metrics for specific Cloud services and technology that are core to the services and platform
• Enable SLO, SLI and SLAs that drive a continual improvement in performance, reliability, resiliency, recoverability, supportability, and capacity management in accordance with SRE principles and Cloud best practices
• Take part in a team to improve the entire lifecycle of services from conception, including design, consulting, and capacity/performance planning
• Take part in blameless postmortems, including root cause analysis and long-term proactive improvements, for highly technical, complex issues
• Serve as Automation SME for Cloud Engineering Services and CI/CD pipeline
• Guide Cloud Engineers on service automation (auto-scaling and auto-healing) and CI/CD pipeline.
• Develop direct relationships and actively engage with Cloud and Engineering Architecture teams to drive product improvements through recommended changes to Cloud services and or POC emerging technologies
• Increase operational efficiency, effectiveness, and quality of Cloud services support by implementing improved tool sets and leveraging improved technologies (Terraform, Kubernetes, Jenkins, etc.)
• Work within strict time frames and handle escalated incidents with heightened urgency within an environment that’s incredibly focused on our Customers’ Experience
• Handle off-hour escalations as needed and take part in on call rotation


• Demonstrable experience in Site Reliability Engineering and Automation
• 4-year technical degree or equivalent experience
• Must have at least 5+ years of hands-on experience in large customer facing Cloud environments
• 4+ years of experience in supporting Linux based platforms
• 4+ years of experience writing automation for Cloud and/or Infrastructure services
• 3+ years of experience with Public Cloud Infrastructure services (Google/AWS)
• Expertise in automating and delivering infrastructure services is mandatory

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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