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Mgr, Platform Engineering

General Information

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Travel Amount Required:

Up to 25%

Job Type:

Regular-Full Time


Alpharetta - Georgia - United States, Atlanta - Georgia - United States, Lowell - Massachusetts - United States, Weston - Florida - United States

Description & Qualifications


The Manager, Platform Engineering oversees IT teams that are providing support for production, testing and development databases and platforms, both on-prem and in the cloud. This role is key to mission critical business applications that require 24-7 support, incident management, change management and identifying key process methods for efficient delivery of services.

● Responsible for managing daily workflow, project work, and team task assignments.
● Act as point of escalation and provide senior level direction for Incidents and Projects.
● Oversee all projects to ensure quality of work meets expectations, business, and technical requirements.
● Work with stakeholders to understand, prioritize and estimate team resources required for project work efforts.
● Responsible for systems documentation of topology, system configurations.
● Develops and maintains development methodology (templates, processes and deliverables) and ensures all IT resources understand their responsibilities in this process.
● Ensure best practices are followed in all areas.
● Set strategic direction for the design and deployment of corporate databases including Oracle, SQL Server, both on prem and in the cloud.
● Provide leadership in maintenance and deployment for enterprise platforms including Microsoft Dynamics 365 FinOps, Informatica and Enterprise Data Warehouse
● Develop and execute on long range technology strategy roadmaps
● Continuously assess current technology footprint and market trends, drive technology decisions, lead POCs of new solutions/capabilities
● Drive and encourage high levels of automation throughout the organization.
● Creates a work environment that encourages creative thinking and innovation.
● Regularly drive performance development discussions with direct reports.
● Handles all HR responsibilities for direct reports
● Work closely with security, compliance and change management teams to ensure processes, procedures, and best practices all conform to all required compliance audits.
● Assist in producing budget including training, salary planning, bonuses and position management.
● Manages and reviews system lifecycles, licensing, invoices, SOWs and contracts.
● Assist in vendor/consulting selection (when required) and overseeing their when engaged).
● Builds and maintains strong peer relationships within the team and across the organization.


Required Qualifications: (If a Bona Fide Occupational Qualification, otherwise it is preferred)
(Knowledge, Skills and Abilities)
● 5+ years in a relevant senior leadership role
● 10+ years’ experience information systems technologies (ie: Infrastructure, Database Systems – SQL Server, Oracle)
● 5+ years of experience with enterprise application platforms (ie: Microsoft Dynamics 365 FinOps, Informatica etc)
● 5+ years of experience with Cloud technology (ie: Azure, GCP, AWS)
● Experience managing teams responsible for enterprise production systems.
● Lead system related architecture discussions
● Senior level experience developing long range technology strategy.
● Able to look at the big picture, speculate and conceptualize outcomes and identify trends
● Determined and willing to do what it takes to get the job done

(Experience, Education, Certification, License and Training)
● Bachelor’s Degree in Information Systems or related discipline preferred.
● Certification in related discipline

Preferred Qualifications:
● Broad range of knowledge across cloud services technologies.
● Excellent written and verbal communication skills
● Team player, someone who is friendly, genuine and desires to collaborate with a dynamic team
● Ability to partner with other departments and business leads who are not as technical in nature.
● Drive process, and architecture discussions at a technical and business level.

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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