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Lead Software Engineer

General Information

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Travel Amount Required:

Up to 25%

Job Type:

Regular-Full Time


Weston - Florida - 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


About The Team:
As part of the EPIC (Engineering, Product, Innovation, and Cloud) organization, you will be challenged, supported, celebrated, and inspired to reach your full potential as a professional. The Identity Team values every learning opportunity, experience, perspective, and skill. That’s how we push boundaries and create legendary experiences for our customers.

About The Role:
The Identity team is looking for a Lead Software Engineer that will play a key role in the development of new software products and features with a keen eye for detail. You will have the opportunity to work side by side with other members of the engineering team (other Software Engineers, Test Engineers, and SREs) and members from UX and Product Management to build the best-in-class products in the market.

In support of our culture, we have adopted a hybrid working model of 3 days per week in the office and the rest of the week from home. The UKG office that this position is located in is Weston, FL.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Produce high quality, reliable test automation designs and implementation that rarely needs rework 
• Communicate with team members to clarify requirements and overcome obstacles to meet the team goals
• Dive and troubleshoot complex implementations and orchestrations
• Support internal customers in the adoption, use, and troubleshooting of our services 
• Work with other team members to evaluate frameworks, services and applications that support our initiatives
• Participate in standups, architecture reviews and planning meetings
• Provide troubleshooting and root cause analysis for production issues that are escalated to the engineering team
• Follow development and deployment processes to deliver consistent value to our customers 
• Document internal and external information for use by the team and customers 
• Manage ambiguity and raise issues and impediments when blocked 
• Share learnings with the broader group


About you:
Basic Qualifications:
• 7+ years’ of experience engaging and working with cross-functional enterprise level software development projects using Agile development methodologies such as Kanban or Scrum
• Advanced experience working with Java and Spring Boot
• Knowledge of microservices architecture
• Recent experience working with Kubernetes, Docker and public cloud deployment platforms such as GCP
• Experience working with continuous integration and continuous delivery
• Experience with Git and its workflows
• Experience with relational and non-relational databases such as MySQL and MongoDB

Preferred Qualifications:
• Proficient with CQRS pattern
• Experience developing and deploying multi-tenant Identity solutions in the cloud
• Experience building event-driven, reactive microservices with Kafka Streams
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to manage and balance multiple deliverables concurrently in an environment with shifting priorities
• Self-motivated, continuous improvement mindset and willing to get the job done


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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