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Lead Software Engineer

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Travel Amount Required:

Up to 25%

Job Type:

Regular-Full Time


Lowell - Massachusetts - United States

Description & Qualifications


Advancing our strategy around innovation is a large contributor to the success to UKG’s cloud-based technology platform. As part of the engineering architecture group, you will be researching and prototyping advanced concepts and technologies to improve resiliency, performance, and efficiency across our offering.

Your role as part of this team will be to design, prototype, and lead development to deliver forward-looking infrastructure and architecture enhancements to our flagship enterprise cloud products. Such enhancements will include technology selection and implementation, SDLC process and pattern development, vendor or open-source evaluation, delivery or operational improvements, and other large, scoped projects. This role requires flexibility and will reward you with numerous and varied opportunities to contribute to the organization.
Job Responsibilities:
• Work independently or with supporting development resources to prototype new technologies and enhancements to the systemwide architecture.
• Lead implementations on major technology strategy projects
• Provide design and build expertise and guidance for globally distributed development teams on systemwide architecture enhancements.
• Provide technical and implementation assessment on use of distributed services and fit for purpose.
• Work with shared service owners to develop guidelines for architecture best practices and tooling to enforce appropriate development and architecture practices.
• Provide expert-level troubleshooting and design / development guidance to development teams facing complex architecture needs.


Basic qualications:
• 5+ years in software engineering
• Knowledge in at least one major public cloud provider
• Knowledge of Java, Scala, Kotlin, or other JVM language
• Knowledge of Spring Framework and similar common JVM libraries
• Working knowledge of at least one major relational database, such as PostgreSQL, Oracle, Aurora, etc.
• Working knowledge of at least one major non-relational database, such as Redis, MongoDB, Cassandra, Couchbase, DynamoDB, etc.

Preferred qualifications
• Demonstrated experience working in complex, distributed, enterprise-scale development organization
• Strong technical and/or business analytical skills and the ability to demonstrate real-world problem solving
• Working knowledge of typical CI/CD or DevOps pipelines
• Knowledge Architecture

Company Overview

Here at UKG, our purpose is people™. Our HR, payroll, and workforce management solutions help organizations unlock happier outcomes for all. And our U Krewers, who build those solutions and support our business, are talented, collaborative, and innovative problem-solvers. We strive to create a culture of belonging and an employee experience that empowers our people – both at work and at home. Our benefits show that we care about the whole you, from adoption and surrogacy assistance to tuition reimbursement and wellness programs. Our employee resource groups provide a welcoming place to land, learn, and connect with those who share your passions and interests. What are you waiting for? Learn more at  #WeAreUKG 

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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