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Principal Software Architect

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Travel Amount Required:

Up to 25%

Job Type:

Regular-Full Time


Toronto - Ontario - Canada

Description & Qualifications


This architecture role is a hands-on, technical leadership position combining technical expertise with complex, enterprise applications running in a cloud multi-tenant environment. You will be part of UKGs applications architecture team, responsible overall for our 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.

• 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.


• 7+ years in software engineering / architecture with 2+ years' knowledge of deployment containers as Kubernetes, Public Cloud and CI/CD pipeline development
• Proven understanding of Public including (preferably Google Cloud) including Cloud run, cloud functions
• Advanced knowledge of typical CI/CD or DevOps pipelines and related tooling, such as Gradle, Jenkins, Maven, etc.

Preferred skills and experiences:
• Knowledge of Spring Framework and similar common JVM libraries
• Demonstrated experience working in complex, distributed, enterprise-scale development organization
• 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.
• Working knowledge of Redis, RabbitMQ, or Tomcat particularly would be a plus

We have "returned to each other" and adopted a hybrid model of being on site 3 days per week in a UKG office, the balance from home. This role will be connected to our office in Toronto.


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

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