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Principal Software Developer

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Travel Amount Required:

Up to 25%

Job Type:

Regular-Full Time


Toronto - Ontario - Canada

Description & Qualifications


The way we work is changing, and the technology that helps companies manage their workforce must keep up. Managers are required to make better decisions faster and employees expect more from their workplace tools. At UKG, we build modern workforce management applications that empower managers, enhance the employee experience, and support flexibility.

UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group) is looking for a Principal Software Developer to join its world-class engineering team in Toronto for its latest Cloud platform: UKG Dimensions. The ideal candidate has hands-on experience developing quality cloud solutions. You will play a key role in the development of our SaaS offering, in a highly collaborative, agile environment.

This role provides the opportunity to:
• Build software applications and deliver business solutions using industry-standard programming languages and delivery platforms.
• Work as a fully contributing team member (hands-on) and influences its direction by leading major programs/initiatives and mentoring other members.
• Lead projects and capable of coordinating activities/initiatives as a Team Lead or a Tech lead.
• Design, develop, support, maintain, and implement complex components of a project module.
• Adhere to and promote standards and development best practices. Be an advocate for the same and be able to influence others in the company to adopt.
• Contribute to the suite of automated testing.
• Show willingness and commitment to self-development.
• Interpret business challenges and determines emerging trends and can recommend products, processes, or service improvements.
• Interact with senior leaders and is capable of persuading others to adopt a new point of view.


• Minimum 10+ years of professional experience
• Hands-on experience working with programming languages like Spring, Java 8, Angular, TypeScript, NodeJS, SQL etc.
• Good understanding of design patterns, object-oriented analysis, database modelling, etc.
• Experience with unit testing processes and tools (JUnit, Mockito, PowerMock, Karma, Jasmine, etc.).
• Experience using one or more ORM frameworks such as Hibernate/JPA.
• Excellent debugging / troubleshooting skills.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Enjoy working in a collaborative environment.
• Experience working in highly complex and large applications.
• Experience with source control tools like Git.
• Considered an expert in the field (performance, cloud, security, CI, Docker, Kubernetes, etc.).

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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UKG participates in E-Verify. View the E-Verify posters here.

Disability Accommodation

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