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Lead Software Engineer

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Regular-Full Time


Branchburg - New Jersey - United States

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 

Description & Qualifications


UKG is looking for a passionate full-stack Java engineer with web application experience to join our team. The Java Engineer will have extensive experience with Java and React programming languages and be able to work with both front-end technologies as well as implement server-side logic.
• Has an excellent understanding of programming and testing concepts, design patterns, and best practices, and can translate that understanding directly to implementations
• Has a deep knowledge and stays on the forefront of all development languages and frameworks utilized by our applications (Java, React, JavaScript, SQL, CSS etc.)
• Able to work autonomously on issues where analysis of use cases, situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of various factors
• Demonstrates a well-defined knowledge of design patterns and common algorithms and exercises them in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions
• Quickly and efficiently find robust and effective solutions to difficult development problems
• Perform insightful and constructive code reviews to help maintain and teach proper coding techniques and ensure that your fellow developers are considering all pertinent factors to prevent regression defects or the introduction of problematic code
• Communicates with other departments to effectively gather information required to perform duties
• Write Unit Tests and API Integration Tests for new custom features in the product
• Mentor junior team members
• This is a hybrid role and would be expected to be in the office 3 days per week


Basic qualifications:
• Strong Java skills
• Experience with React and front end technologies
• Experience with SQL Server and SQL Queries
• Test-driven development experience
• More than 6 years of hands-on development experience with full stack java-based web development: Java, SQL, React, HTML, JavaScript, XML, AJAX, application servers and web servers
Preferred qualifications:
• Familiar with Agile development methodologies
• BS/MS degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience

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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