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Lead Software Engineer

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Travel Amount Required:

Up to 25%

Job Type:

Regular-Full Time


Ft. Lauderdale - Florida - United States, Pembroke Pines - Florida - United States, Sunrise - Florida - United States, Weston - Florida - United States

Description & Qualifications


UKG is looking for talented Sr. Software engineers to lead our Data Platform Development teams in building the next generation of products for the Data Foundation team. In this role, you’ll be leading a development team responsible for solving challenging design and development problems -- creating scalable, performant, resilient and secure services that are used by our Product Suite. You will work together with some of the most highly skilled software professionals in the business of designing, building, and maintaining globally available software that serves millions of people and processes millions of data points each and every day.

This role is a hands-on role combining technical expertise with strategic vision and mentoring in the field of continuous integration, continuous delivery, engineering efficiency, containerization and engineering operations. A successful candidate will have deep expertise in all phases of the software development lifecycle as well as expert-level knowledge of the systems, technologies and strategies used to automate and release software in a cloud environment. You will work with our engineering deployment and pipeline teams to build, deployment, testing and release pipeline. You will be the part of an the team responsible for overall system wide consistency, performance and efficiency.

• Has an excellent, hands-on understanding of tools and techniques required to plan, build and run a development (DevOps) pipeline for container-based, cloud-based services
• Clearly articulate, define and execute on pipeline strategic vision based on business and engineering objectives
• Work with other technical leaders to develop standards for containerization and deployment designs
• Analyze current state of pipeline and assess strengths, weaknesses and fit for purpose
• Perform technology assessments and recommendations for third-party or open-source products, against a set of desired capabilities and features
• Follow current market and technology trends in DevOps/CI/CD/pipeline tooling and provide regular updates to engineering and architecture management
• Active engagement with development teams to understand opportunities for improvement, pain points, gaps and work with pipeline engineering to develop a roadmap and plan to address
• Active work with pipeline engineering team to develop and execute a pipeline scorecard and associated metrics to track engineering and pipeline efficiency
• Anticipate and plan for organizational and engineering impact related to pipeline changes


• 7+ years engaging and working with cross-functional enterprise level platform/backend development projects using Agile development methodologies
• 5+ years of experience with one or more programming languages (Java or C# preferred)
• 5+ years must have experience with containers and/or container management systems, such as Kubernetes, OpenShift, Docker, etc.
• 5+ years of deep knowledge of build automation tools such as Jenkins, Ansible, Packer, etc. is required
• Hands on working knowledge of Looker backend platform or
• Working knowledge of any BI tools like Cognos, Looker, Tableau, etc.
• 3+ Good knowledge of cloud deployment tools such as Chef, Puppet, Terraform, CloudFormation, etc.
• Knowledge of version control systems such as git, with complex, distributed team and branch strategies is good to have
• 3+ Hands on knowledge of any cloud platforms such as Google GCP or AWS is preferred
• Understanding of software development lifecycle (SDLC) stages required to support automated testing and verification tools
• Working knowledge of defect and work-tracking systems such as JIRA

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

For individuals with disabilities that need additional assistance at any point in the application and interview process, please email or please call 1 (978) 250 9800.