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Principal Platform Architect - Open to remote from USA or Canada

General information


Atlanta - Georgia - USA, Branchburg - New Jersey - USA, Kelowna - British Columbia - Canada, Lowell - Massachusetts - USA, Montreal - Quebec - Canada, Toronto - Ontario - Canada, Weston - Florida - USA


Software & Product Development

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Description & Requirements


This architecture role is a hands-on, technical leadership role combining technical expertise with complex, enterprise applications running in a cloud multi-tenant environment. You will be part of UKG applications architecture team responsible for overall UKG applications and their platform.
Your role as part of this team of architects will be to design, prototype, and collaborate with engineering teams to migrate the current monolith workforce management platform to a microservices-based architecture. Such migration may include technology selection and implementation, SDLC process and pattern development, vendor or open-source evaluation, delivery or operational improvements. You will also become involved in numerous other “special projects” as a technical leader and advisor – this role requires flexibility and will reward you with numerous and varied opportunities to contribute to the organization.
Job Responsibilities:
• Provide design and build expertise and guidance for globally distributed development teams on architecture enhancements.
• Provide technical and implementation assessment on the use of distributed services and fit for purpose.
• Work independently or with supporting development resources to prototype new technologies and enhancements to the systemwide architecture.
• Work with shared service owners to develop guidelines for architecture best practices and tooling to enforce appropriate development and architecture practices.
• Provide expert-level troubleshooting and design/development guidance to development teams facing complex architecture needs.


• 10+ years in software engineering / architecture with expert knowledge of Java, Scala, Groovy, or other JVM language and deployment containers as Kubernetes
• Expert knowledge in at least one major public cloud provider
• Good understanding of GCP including Cloud run, cloud functions, and others will be preferred.
• Expert knowledge of Spring Framework and similar common JVM libraries
• Demonstrated experience working in complex, distributed, enterprise-scale development organization
• Working knowledge of typical CI/CD or DevOps pipelines and related tooling, such as Gradle, Jenkins, Maven, etc.
• Working knowledge of at least one major relational database, such as PostgreSQL, Oracle, Aurora, etc, and of at least one major non-relational database, such as MongoDB, Cassandra, Redis, Couchbase, DynamoDB, etc.
• Working knowledge of Redis, RabbitMQ, Tomcat a plus


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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