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Principal Java Software Engineer

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Regular-Full Time


Atlanta - Georgia - United States

Description & Qualifications


Come join a great team working on an event driven microservices platform using Kafka, Event Sourcing and CQRS to help the UKG product development teams build, test, release and deploy their applications. This platform ensures the adoption of industry standard CI/CD practices, and accelerates and standardizes the SDLC across UKG development teams.
• Research, design, test, and evaluate technologies for building reactive, event-driven systems to meet complex demands
• Create architectural and technical designs for complex features
• Responsible for maximizing the maintainability and extensibility of the solutions
• Mentor developers on the team, fostering an environment of continued learning and improvement
• Empower the team to deliver quality software in a timely manner and continuously improve the development process
• Write high-quality code, that is supported by an appropriate level of testing and metrics
• Enjoy working in a collaborative environment with a diverse group of people partnering effectively with the team members, partners, and customers
• Strive to reduce complex environments and designs to clean and simple implementations
• Dive and troubleshoot complex implementations and orchestrations
• Work with other team members to evaluate frameworks, services and applications that support our deployment goals
• Participate in standups, architecture reviews and planning meetings
• Provide troubleshooting and root cause analysis for production issues that are escalated to the engineering team
• Document internal and external information for use by the team and customers
• Manage ambiguity and raise issues and impediments when blocked


• Strong experience working with Java, Spring, CI/CD, SAML, OAUTH, OpenID Connect, Ldap protocol
• Experience building event-driven, reactive microservices (CQRS) with RabbitMQ or Kafka Streams
• Experience with SQL Server, MySQL and MongoDB
• Demonstrated experience engaging and working with cross-functional enterprise level software development projects using Agile development methodologies such as Kanban or Scrum
• Experience working with Identity and Access Management , (Forgerock family products like AM, IDM and DS would be a huge plus!)
• Experience working with Kubernetes, Docker, and public cloud deployment platforms
• Ability to manage and balance multiple deliverables concurrently in an environment with shifting priorities
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills coupled with strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills

Company 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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Disability Accommodation

For individuals with disabilities that need additional assistance at any point in the application and interview process, please email or please call 1 (978) 250 9800.