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Principal Security Architect - Applied Cryptography

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Weston - Florida - United States

Description & Qualifications


UKG is seeking a talented Applied Cryptography Architect to join our internal Global Security Research & Architecture team chartered to create solutions for security challenges. The goal of this team is to make sure that the code and infrastructure of our family of enterprise software applications is secure.

This is a rare opportunity for the right Applied Cryptography Architect to join UKG’s award winning team. You will be working alongside some of the best in the business. If you are qualified and want to join our top-rated team, apply online today.

As a member of the Global Security Research & Architecture security team, the Applied Cryptography Architect will assist in planning, documenting, coordinating, and implementing recommended key management and secret management solutions. Will lead and foster team work on numerous projects that the team supports with secret management configurations and maintenance.

Primary/Essential Duties and Key Responsibilities:

Develop expertise over the acceptable use and issuance of symmetric and asymmetric key management practices.

Be able to function as a team lead for numerous projects, coordinate required work and ensure that team members in remote locals have the proper documentation, secret material, and time to complete related project tasks.

Develop expertise in Secret Management fundamentals and apply that knowledge to host security modules and secret management procedures.

Work with the team to identify, review and implement new or required safeguards for key generation systems as specified by the current standards.

Continuously analyze risk assessments and recommend acceptable use of encryption technology and security measures

Review, analyze and recommend the encryption methods and algorithms for data transmissions and data at rest to protect confidential information

Maintain and follow accurate and up-to-date procedure documentation within well-established policies and guidelines.

Constantly remain up to date on all data protection industry standards.


Masters or PhD Degree in Computer Science, Math or related field, with concentration/focus on Cryptography, preferred.

5+ years of information technology industry experience

6+ years of applied cryptography experience

Must be familiar with OWASP top ten understanding of vulnerability governance and reporting

Working experience with Designing and Architecting PKIs

Working experience with Designing and Architecting Secret Management solutions leveraging industry leading solutions like Hashicorp Vault, Google KMS and similar

Working experience in API Security

Fluent in scripting languages: Bash, Python, Java, .NET

Understanding of multi-tiered architecture

Experience with cloud security - Google Cloud preferred.

Experience with code repository management platforms - GitHub, BitBucket

Must be a team player with great interpersonal 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

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Disability Accommodation

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