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Lead Software Engineer

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Regular-Full Time


San Francisco - California - United States, Santa Ana - California - United States

Description & Qualifications


The Performance and Coaching team is seeking motivated and inspired Software Engineers to join us in building UKG Pro™ Coaching and Development, our next generation of people-centered feedback solutions!

You will be a key contributor in the design and development of new features, with a passion for building high-quality and easily maintainable software solutions.

You will develop and maintain customer-facing web and mobile applications, deploy and release containerized microservices to the cloud, and own the software development lifecycle end-to-end.

You will collaborate with other Engineers, Quality Engineers, SREs, UX Designers, and Product Managers to deliver the best-in-class performance management product on the market!


• Lead the design, development, and delivery of product features that will delight our customers

• Mentor and empower the team to solve challenging and complex technical problems

• Passionate about building software solution and learning cutting edge technologies

• Support an Agile culture of delivering high quality software and continuously improving the software development lifecycle


• 3+ years of professional experience in software development and automated testing

• Undergraduate degree in Computer Science/Engineering or equivalent work experience



• Desire to grow and continuously improve your development skills
• Experience with Object Oriented Languages, such as Java or Kotlin
• Experience with microservices, and event-driven architectural patterns
• Experience with designing and developing RESTful APIs and services
• Experience with SQL/NoSQL databases, such as MySQL or MongoDB
•Experience writing unit, integration, and system level tests


• Experience with frontend development, such as JavaScript, TypeScript, or
• Experience with backend frameworks, such as Spring Boot and Javalin
• Experience with message brokers, such as Kafka and RabbitMQ
• Experience with Agile software development methodologies
•Experience with Domain Driven Design

*As a team we believe in:*
• Coaching and Development: We believe true growth, development, and resilience are achieved when people feel empowered to drive their own success, proactively seek feedback, and track clear progress toward their goals. We strive to create innovative features and tools that promote and instill a culture of growth for our customers.
• People over process: We think that processes should make it easier for us to deliver quality products faster together. We strive to understand why processes are in place, and work to change them if they just don't work.
• Ideas over titles: We treat everyone's voice on the team equally regardless of title or seniority. We want everyone to feel comfortable contributing ideas, because we build better products when we consider multiple perspectives.
Everyone owns all areas of the software development, quality assurance, and delivery lifecycle. We don't like to work in silos. We believe that every person on the team owns the quality, security, delivery and stability of our product.

*More about our benefits:*
We want to be accommodating to your work preferences! We offer a number of benefits at no cost to you — 100% employer paid insurance premiums for you and your family, 45% 401K matching, unlimited paid time off, IVF coverage, tuition reimbursement, etc. For the full list of benefits, please see


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