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Principal Software Engineer - Java

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Regular-Full Time


Noida - India - India

Description & Qualifications


UKG is hiring a Principal Software Engineer (Backend/Full-stack), who would be responsible for analyzing, designing & developing our high performance software products to meet customer requirements. The candidate must demonstrate good analytical abilities, attention to detail and verbal & written English communication skill. As a Software Engineer, you will be embedded on an agile development team. The individual would also be involved in mentoring the team on technology concepts and best practices to debug & troubleshoot issues. They should have payroll domain knowledge, US taxation and year-end filling knowledge would be a plus.

• Collaborate closely with Senior Engineers and Architects to understand and help in conceptualizing the software architecture
• To ensure adherence of the development team to the architectural vision of the product and the associated design follow that vision
• Collaborate with other members of the team, product owners, quality engineering team members and documentation writers to ensure appropriate implementation of business requirements
• Collaborate closely with architects to design and conceptualize solutions for multi-tenant/SaaS based offering of the product
• A mentoring role for other developers, building the skills of less experienced team members and proactively suggesting process improvements as a technical leader within the team
• Contribute towards actively increasing product code coverage by writing effective Junit test cases
• Participates in the writing of technical documents (functional specifications, design documents, etc.) as required
• Estimate the work required for new features


• Strong hands-on experience in Java/J2EE, Multithreading, Spring/Hibernate, REST API, Microservices, XML
• SQL Server/Oracle/MySQL - Ability to write complex SQL queries and decipher stored procedures, triggers, scheduled jobs, ability to identify when table indexing would benefit query performance
• Event-driven architecture
• Experience in object-oriented analysis, design & programming, database modeling, etc.
• Exposure in Agile methodology preferably Scrum practices
• Excellent debugging/troubleshooting skills
• Experience with messaging/event streaming platforms (e.g. RabbitMQ, Kafka)
• Teamwork is a must
• The ability to clearly document and articulate the root cause of issues and resolutions to customers both verbally and written within the context of a customer service case
• Knowledge of performance monitoring APM tools (e.g. New Relic, Dynatrace, etc.)

Nice to have:
• AuthN & AuthZ experience with OAuth, JWT Tokens
• React JS/Node JS/Angular JS, any UI framework will be a plus
• Experience in Java11, Spring, Microservices, GCP, RabbitMQ
• Quality Minded - Writes Unit, Integration & System tests with all coding changes
• Good understanding of Software Security practices
• Strong debugging and problem-solving skills and passion for cutting edge technologies
• Experience in database techniques/tools such as data modeling, Oracle, MySQL, SQL Server, etc.
• Identify trends in customer cases/issues and recommend areas where resolutions can be automated

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

For individuals with disabilities that need additional assistance at any point in the application and interview process, please email or please call 1 (978) 250 9800.