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Principal Architect

General information


Alpharetta - Georgia - USA, Atlanta - Georgia - USA, Lowell - Massachusetts - USA, Weston - Florida - USA


Software & Product Development

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Description & Requirements


This architecture role is a hands-on, leadership role combining technical expertise with strategic vision and mentoring in implementing relational and non-relational database technology in a cloud environment at an enterprise scale. The successful candidate has a core background in relational databases along with experience in data pipelines, integration, common messaging platforms, NoSQL platforms, and Cloud Data offerings to provide data solutions to multiple stakeholders and meet the organization's data needs. Additional experience in non-relational database architecture and design is extremely desirable. You will guide and mentor a team of database professionals and architects to plan and implement enhancements to our data layer. You will be supporting numerous business and operational functions, while providing a reliable, scalable, stable data platform upon which our business can continue to grow. You will also be part of a product engineering team.


• Must show progressive advancement in engineering and architecture roles with 1+ years of experience at a Principal level and 3+ years in an architect role
• 3+ years owning and leading the architecture of modern data platforms and designing Logical and physical Data Models for DW/BI applications
• 1+ years building data centric solutions in a Public Cloud environment, GCP preferred. AWS or Azure acceptable. Certifications are a major bonus.
• 1+ years working with a Cloud Data Warehouse, BigQuery preferred. Snowflake, Redshift, Azure Data Warehouse acceptable
• 3+ years building microservices and strong understanding of microservice architecture, challenges and advantages
• 4+ years of hands-on experience with streaming platforms, tools, and frameworks. Kafka, Apache Beam and Spark preferred
• 3+ years of hands-on experience working with multiple database solutions including MPP, Hadoop, Columnar, Cache, in-memory, RDBMS, and NoSQL platforms. MongoDb, Cassandra, Elastic, MSSQL, Postgresql
• 3+ years of software development experience writing proficient code in Java, Scala, or Python
• Skilled at designing and implementing data backup and recovery in cross datacenter scenarios to support business continuity
• Experience implementing enterprise class Business Intelligence presentation layer platforms. Looker, Cognos, Qlik, Tableau, PowerBI to name a few
• Experience with Master Data Management, Data Governance, Data Lineage via tools like Alation, Collibra, or open source equivalents
• Experience with Data Virtualization tools similar to Denodo


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

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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