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Principal Architect

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California - California - Remote, Florida - Florida - Remote, Massachusetts - Massachusetts - Remote, New York - New York - Remote, USA - USA - Remote


Software & Product Development

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Description & Requirements


UKG is looking to hire a UKG Platform Software Architect to lead and mentor technical leads in designing and delivering functional, scalable, resilient, adaptable, performant, and cloud-native services. This person will serve as a member of the Development organization and the Software Architecture community, with oversight on projects focused on design, integration and technical strategies that will help establish the technical vision for the future scale of our UKG Platform Services. They will establish the starting point for architectural decisions, patterns and practices, and enterprise architecture scale and efficiencies that will shape how software development and technology adoption will evolve at UKG. As a technical leader in the Development organization, this person will be responsible for providing technical guidance to the Documents, Forms and E-Signatures development teams, and technical leads, and will partner with Principal architects of Platform and other peer architects at UKG. They will also collaborate with Product Owners and Engineering Owners towards successful analysis, planning, design, and delivery of the solutions.

• Collaborate with their Engineering Leadership in defining and understanding the business requirements tied to imperative business strategic goals.
• Collaborate with and mentor technical leads towards the evolution and implementation of UKG’s product and technical strategy.
• Serve as Technical Ambassadors of goodwill for our internal Technical Community as well as the external Tech Industry and Academia communities.
• Partner with Product Owners and Engineering Owners when making roadmap, design, architectural, and engineering impacting decisions.
• Effectively communicate and present architectural decisions and technical strategies so that engineering teams properly understand why the strategies need to be adopted.
• Collaborate with their team and lead the development of proofs-of-concept solutions
• Serve as a technical strategic advisor to research work being executed in their domain.
• Build and maintain critical partnership and collaborative work with the external technical industry, open source communities, and academia.
• Occasionally speak on large stages, conferences, and events in order to communicate UKG’s technology story.
• Participate in the preparation and publishing of materials for the submission of patents, as needed.


• Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, or Engineering is preferred.
• 4+ years of Software Architecture and Software Development experience.
• 2+ years of technical leadership and architecture experience in software and cloud development (ideally in PaaS and SaaS)
• 2+ years of experience designing and delivering large scale distributed systems
• 2+ years of experience mentoring, managing/leading technical leads
• Broad understanding of security, reliability, scalability, high availability, and concurrency architectural patterns and solutions.
• Expertise in solution design across the full technology stack, including for public and hybrid cloud deployments.
• Expertise in patterns and solutions that enable evolutionary architectures, leveraging flexibility and creativity when balancing the present technologies with emerging ones when formulating new strategies.
• Prior experience with at least one major IaaS and/or PaaS technology (OpenStack, AWS, GCP, Azure, Kubernetes, Cloud Foundry, etc.)
• Prior experience with relational and non-relational database technologies (MySQL, MongoDB, Cassandra)
• Prior experience with messaging and event streaming solutions (Kafka, RabbitMQ, Kafka Streams, Spark)
• Prior experience with agile development, Continuous Delivery, DevOps, and SRE practices
• Solid understanding of infrastructure and related technologies (compute, storage, networking)
• Proficient in at least one static OO language (Java, Scala, C#)
• Proficient in at least one dynamic language (JavaScript/TypeScript, Python, Node.js)
• Proficient in at least one web application framework (Angular, React)
• Proficient in current development tools (Github, Gitlab, CLI, Vim, Jetbrains, Xamarin, Visual Studio,, CircleCI, Jenkins )


Corporate 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

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