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Principal Front-End Architect

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Florida - Florida - Remote, Massachusetts - Massachusetts - Remote, New Hampshire - New Hampshire - Remote, Texas - Texas - Remote, USA - USA - Remote


Software & Product Development

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Description & Requirements


UKG is looking to hire a Product Experience Principal Front-End Architect to lead and mentor software architects and technical leads in designing and delivering modern front-end experiences across UKG’s suite of Human Capital Management (HCM) products. This person will serve as a member of the UKG Pro Development organization and the Software Architecture community, with oversight on projects focused on design, integration and technical strategies that will help establish the vision for the future scale of the Product Experience at UKG. The candidate will establish the starting point for architectural decisions, patterns and practices, and enterprise architecture scale and efficiencies that will shape how front-end architectures evolve at UKG.
As a technical leader in the Development organization, this person will be responsible for coordinating a team of architects and technical leads and will partner with Product Owners, UX Designers, and Engineering Owners towards successful analysis, planning, design, and delivery of the solutions.

• Collaborate with Development Directors in defining and understanding the business requirements tied to imperative business strategic goals
• Serve as stakeholder for Product Experience, and key liaison between the Product Experience organization and the rest of the Development organization to understand the critical needs of the front-end developer persona, become a champion for front-end developers, and build agreement and consensus across the architecture, engineering and product communities at UKG
• Help shape the definition of UKG Pro’s Product Experience product and technical strategy
• Coach and lead Software Architects and Tech Leads to design, deliver, and evolve the frameworks, services, and tools that Developers use to build and deliver robust front-end experiences across UKG’s suite of HCM products
• Serve as Technical Ambassador 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
• Lead the team to effectively communicate and present the architectural decisions and technical strategies so that development teams properly understand why the strategies need to be adopted
• Lead the team in development of architectural significant proofs-of-concept solutions, to assist development teams in accelerating the adoption of the technical strategy
• Lead the team to develop and maintain a set of incubated coded libraries and components in inner-sourced repositories
• Lead the team to serve as technical strategic advisors to research work being executed in the Development organization
• Lead the team to build and maintain critical partnership and collaborative work with the external technical industry, open-source communities, and academia
• Lead the team to speak on large stages, conferences, and events in order to communicate Ultimate’s technology story
• Lead the team to prepare and publish materials for the submission of patents, as needed


• 8+ years of experience building enterprise-level web-applications leveraging modern front-end frameworks
• 8+ years of experience in architecting, designing, and developing Software Development Frameworks, APIs, SDKs, and libraries for an enterprise development teams to leverage using object-oriented, functional, and/or dynamic scripting languages
• 8+ years of experience designing and delivering large scale cloud distributed systems with global/international and multi-regional/language support
• 5+ years architecting and building mobile applications using cross-platform technologies (such as Ionic)
• 5+ years of experience growing and leading Software Architects
• Expert knowledge of modern JavaScript frameworks (such as Angular and React)
• Highly proficient with HTML and CSS pre-processors (such as Less, Sass, and Scss)
• Expert understanding of security, reliability, scalability, high availability, and concurrency architectural patterns and solutions
• Extensive experience leveraging design systems including architecting new components and patterns from scratch
• Extensive experience architecting and supporting both web and mobile applications, including designing deployment practices and troubleshooting, investigating, and solving production UI functional and performance issues
• Deep understanding of Web Accessibility with experience architecting and design systems that adhere to WCAG guidelines
• Expert in solution design across the full technology stack, including for public and hybrid cloud deployments
• Expert in patterns and solutions that enable evolutionary architectures, leveraging flexibility and creativity when balancing the present technologies with emerging ones when formulating new strategies
• Software Engineering background, with expert development proficiency in at least one of the main C-based object-oriented languages: C#, Java, or C++, and familiarity with at least one functional language: Scala, Clojure, Erlang, or Node.JS / ECMAScript
• Mastery of Node and package managers such as NPM


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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