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Principal Site Reliability Engineer

General Information

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Travel Amount Required:

Up to 25%

Job Type:

Regular-Full Time


Weston - Florida - United States

Company Overview

Here at UKG, our purpose is people™. Our HR, payroll, and workforce management solutions help organizations unlock happier outcomes for all. And our U Krewers, who build those solutions and support our business, are talented, collaborative, and innovative problem-solvers. We strive to create a culture of belonging and an employee experience that empowers our people – both at work and at home. Our benefits show that we care about the whole you, from adoption and surrogacy assistance to tuition reimbursement and wellness programs. Our employee resource groups provide a welcoming place to land, learn, and connect with those who share your passions and interests. What are you waiting for? Learn more at  #WeAreUKG 

Description & Qualifications


About the Team:

Principal Site Reliability Engineers at UKG are critical team members that have a breadth of knowledge encompassing all aspects of service delivery and extensive experience. They are on the forefront of next gen technologies and they develop software solutions to enhance, harden and support our service delivery processes. This can include building and managing CI/CD deployment pipelines, automated testing, capacity planning, performance analysis, monitoring, alerting, chaos engineering and auto remediation.

About the Role:

Principal Site Reliability Engineers must have a passion for learning and evolving with current technology trends. They strive to innovate and are relentless in their pursuit of a flawless customer experience. They have an “automate everything” mindset, helping us bring value to our customers by deploy services with incredible speed, consistency and availability.
• Engage in and improve the lifecycle of services from conception to EOL, including: system design consulting, and capacity planning
• Define and implement standards and best practices related to: System Architecture, Service delivery, metrics and the automation of operational tasks
• Support SRE team members, services, product & engineering teams by providing common tooling and frameworks to deliver increased availability and improved incident response
• Improve system performance, application delivery and efficiency through, automation, process refinement, postmortem reviews, and in-depth configuration analysis
• Collaborate closely with engineering professionals within the organization to deliver reliable services
• Increase operational efficiency, effectiveness, and quality of services by treating operational challenges as a software engineering problem (reduce toil)
• Guide junior team members and serve as a champion for Site Reliability Engineering
• Actively participate in incident response, including on-call responsibilities
• Partner with stakeholders to influence and help drive the best possible technical and business outcomes


About You:

Basic Qualifications:

• 10+ years of hands-on experience working within Engineering or Cloud
• Minimum 5 years' experience with public cloud platforms (e.g. GCP, AWS, Azure)
• Minimum 5 years' Experience in configuration and maintenance of applications and/or systems infrastructure for large scale customer facing company
• Experience with distributed system design and architecture

Preferred Qualifications:

• Engineering degree, or a related technical discipline, or equivalent work experience
• Experience coding in higher-level languages (e.g., Python, JavaScript, C++, or Java)
• Knowledge of Cloud based applications & Containerization Technologies
• Demonstrated understanding of best practices in metric generation and collection, log aggregation pipelines, time-series databases, and distributed tracing
• Demonstrable fundamentals in 3 of the following: Computer Science, Cloud Architecture, Security, or Network Design fundamentals
• Working experience with industry standards like Terraform, Ansible


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

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