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Lead Software Engineer

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Travel Amount Required:

Up to 25%

Job Type:

Regular-Full Time


Alpharetta - Georgia - United States, Santa Ana - California - United States, Weston - Florida - United States

Description & Qualifications


UKG is looking to hire a Lead Software Engineer to join our talented Payroll Extensions Team in Weston, FL, Alpharetta, GA or Santa Ana, CA. We are a highly collaborative group of professional Software Engineers working in an Agile environment. Our team develops innovative enterprise software that enhances the UKG PRO payroll systems. The Lead Software Engineer will lead a feature from ideation and breakdown, through technical implementation with the team. They will participate in cross team engineering initiatives, and mentor newer team members. The ideal candidate will have proven experience in pipeline architectures.

Primary Responsibilities:
• Be part of a team developing cutting-edge solutions to maximize performance, scalability, and distributed processing capabilities
• Develop, test, build and deploy coding solutions for both existing legacy systems and net new development initiatives with emphasis on building and deploying solutions
• Proven understanding of enterprise-scale OOP software utilizing SaaS design principles
• Partner with technical lead or architect to come up with designs for complex features that are high quality, performant and ensure proper use of the product
• Proven proficiency with departmental tools and procedures, i.e., TeamCity, Kubernetes, Git, Jira, or equivalent
• Feature deployment support to team thru TeamCity pipelines and Kubernetes apps.
• Proficient with Microsoft SQL Server and MySQL with good understanding of data structures
• Proven experience in writing and implementing unit, system, and integration tests
• Ability to troubleshoot and perform root-cause-analysis for system-related issues in Enterprise level software
• Ability to mentor and train new engineers joining the team in technology, tools, procedure, standards, and guidelines for the department
• Proven ability to work independently or as part of a team to coordinate and implement solutions


• 7+ years’ experience engaging with software/test engineers on enterprise level software development projects
• 7+ years’ experience with OOP, Data Structures and Algorithms
• Experience with SaaS (Software as a Service), PaaS (Platform as a Service), and IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) solutions
• Experience with the development of API’s, Web Services and Forms development in .net and angular
• Working experience coding in C#, Java, or JavaScript
• Proven experience in pipeline architectures such as Team City, Kubernetes, or similar
• Understanding of Agile or Lean Software Development experience such as Kanban or Scrum
• Ability to successfully work within a team and manage a dynamic environment with rapidly changing priorities
• Excellent problem-solving skills
• Positive team player attitude with excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Proactively learning new methodologies that will enhance job performance
• High degree of organizational skills
• Strong written and verbal communication skills

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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