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Lead Software Engineer - Backend

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Regular-Full Time


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

Description & Qualifications


The role requires a great team player to work on our mobile applications team who has experience working in a highly collaborative, Agile/SCRUM environment using Test Driven Development methodologies. The role requires the engineer to design, develop and debug a SAAS application using Java/J2EE programming languages. The role will also involve interacting with users and product managers to define app requirements and troubleshooting problems. Specific responsibilities include the following:

• Design and develop backend services for a SAAS product using Java
• Design and develop REST based web services using Spring or Spring Boot
• Lead activities for decomposing product requirements into tasks and associated estimates
• Advice the team on Java technology concepts and best practices during the design process
• Collaborate and Participate in code and design reviews to ensure quality and conformance to product standards
• Participate in debugging and troubleshooting of customer issues



• Programming in Java
• Knowledge of data structures and common design patterns
• Developing REST based web services using Spring framework
• Must be proficient with creating and maintain postman collections
• Must be proficient in unit testing and test driven development
• Must be proficient with using mocking frameworks
• Must have knowledge of working with Hibernate
• Must be proficient with PostgreSQL and MySQL
• Must have worked with GIT
• A good understanding of troubleshooting using logs and Linux based systems
• A good understanding of docker and Kubernetes is desirable
• Good knowledge of performance tuning in Java is a must
• Prior experience with performance measurement tools like Dynatrace would be a plus

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

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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