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Lead DevOps Engineer

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Travel Amount Required:

Up to 25%

Job Type:

Regular-Full Time


Alpharetta - Georgia - United States, Lowell - Massachusetts - United States, Weston - Florida - United States

Company Overview

Here at UKG, our purpose is people™. Our HR, payroll, and workforce management solutions help organizations unlock happier outcomes for all. And our U Krewers, who build those solutions and support our business, are talented, collaborative, and innovative problem-solvers. We strive to create a culture of belonging and an employee experience that empowers our people – both at work and at home. Our benefits show that we care about the whole you, from adoption and surrogacy assistance to tuition reimbursement and wellness programs. Our employee resource groups provide a welcoming place to land, learn, and connect with those who share your passions and interests. What are you waiting for? Learn more at  #WeAreUKG 

Description & Qualifications


About the role:
UKG is looking for a highly skilled Lead DevOps Engineer who will take a leadership role in our engineering team. As our primary DevOps expert, you will be responsible for designing and implementing scalable, reliable, and secure infrastructure solutions, as well as leading and mentoring other members of the DevOps team. Your extensive knowledge of Terraform and Ansible, coupled with your expertise in cloud technologies, will be instrumental in shaping our infrastructure and deployment strategies.
Duties and Responsibilities:
• Lead the design, implementation, and management of our cloud infrastructure using Terraform, ensuring best practices for scalability, resiliency, and security
• Develop and maintain highly efficient Ansible playbooks and establish configuration management best practices
• Provide technical leadership and mentorship to the DevOps team, fostering a culture of continuous learning and improvement
• Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure the smooth integration and deployment of applications
• Optimize infrastructure performance, monitoring ongoing operations, and implementing proactive solutions for issues and bottlenecks
• Establish and maintain CI/CD pipelines, designing and implementing automated testing and release processes
• Evaluate and recommend new tools and technologies to enhance the DevOps workflow and improve efficiency
• Act as a subject matter expert for DevOps practices, staying up to date with the latest industry trends and best practices


About you:
Basic Qualifications:
• Proven experience as a Lead DevOps Engineer, leading the design and implementation of complex and scalable infrastructures
• Extensive expertise in Terraform and Ansible, with a deep understanding of their capabilities and best practices
• Strong knowledge of cloud platforms (AWS, Azure, or GCP) and proficiency in designing and managing cloud resources
• Excellent scripting and automation skills using languages like Python, Bash, or PowerShell
• Proven ability to lead and mentor a team, fostering a collaborative and high-performance culture.
• Ability to troubleshoot and resolve complex infrastructure issues in production environments
Preferred Qualifications:
• In-depth knowledge of containerization technologies such as Docker and orchestration tools like Kubernetes.
• Solid understanding of networking concepts, security principles, and infrastructure hardening practices.
• Experience with CI/CD tools like GitHub Actions, Jenkins, GitLab CI/CD, or CircleCI
• Preferred certifications in Terraform and/or Google Cloud Platform (GCP)
• Exceptional problem-solving and communication skills, with the ability to effectively collaborate with cross-functional teams
• Bachelor's or master's degree in computer science, engineering, or a related field

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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