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Lead Software Engineer

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Lowell - Massachusetts - United States

Description & Qualifications


UKG is looking for a passionate Technical Java Lead Developer with a wide range of application development experience who can think strategically and operate tactically to be able to deliver an Enterprise product of UKG. As a Technical Java Lead Developer at UKG, you will work with product managers, architects, and engineers to plan, design, develop, test, and implement solutions consistent with the business objective. You will have the opportunity to leverage your abilities and experience in the following:

• Lead technical efforts by coordinating the technical team members to align and ensure the integrity and quality of the final solution
• Lead development of enterprise-scale Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) software utilizing SaaS design principles
• Develop cutting-edge solutions to maximize performance, scalability, and distributed processing capabilities
• Work independently and collaboratively to coordinate and implement solutions to complex technical issues
• Collaborate with stakeholders outside of the team to align and achieve expected outcomes
• Identify and refactor areas of functional and architectural improvement
• Participate in the Implementation of departmental improvements in process/technical solutions with positive measurable results
• Provide leadership with new development efforts and updates
• Contribute to the design and estimation of new features


• 6+ years experience in Software Engineering, using Java or Kotlin
• Experience engaging with software/test engineers on Java enterprise-level software development
• Experience with OOP, Data Structures and Algorithms with object-oriented design and development
• Experience with event-driven Microservices with Kafka
• Knowledge or experience with SaaS design principles and solutions
• Experience with the development of API’s and Web Services
• Ability to code SQL statements
• Agile or Lean Software Development experience (Kanban or Scrum, etc.)
• Knowledge or experience with Kubernetes, Jenkins, Splunk, and/or Dynatrace is a plus but not required
• Master’s Degree or Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related field or equal experience

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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