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Principal Software Engineer

General information


Atlanta - Georgia - USA, Florida - Florida - Remote, Georgia - Georgia - Remote, USA - USA - Remote, Weston - Florida - USA


Software & Product Development

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Description & Requirements


UKG is looking for talented Technical Leads to lead our Product Development teams in building the next generation of products for the Integration Platform team. In this role, you’ll be leading a development team responsible for solving challenging design and development problems -- creating scalable, performant, resilient and secure services that are used by our Product Suite. You will work together with some of the most highly skilled software professionals in the business designing, building, and maintaining globally available software that serves millions of people and processes millions of data points each and every day.


Primary/Essential Duties and Key Responsibilities:
- Research, design, test, and evaluate technologies for building reactive, event-driven systems
- Create architectural and technical designs for complex features
- Responsible for maximizing the maintainability and extensibility of the solutions
- Improve the developer experience for product development teams
- Mentor developers on the team, fostering an environment of continued learning and improvement
- Empower the team to deliver quality software in a timely manner and continuously improve the development process
- Write high-quality code, that is supported by an appropriate level of testing and metrics
- Have a high bar for yourself and others when working with production systems
- Intellectually curious to adapt to changing technologies, platforms, and environments
- Enjoy working in a collaborative environment with a diverse group of people partnering effectively with the team members, partners, and customers.

Required Qualifications:
- Knowledge of microservices architecture
- Experience building event-driven, reactive microservices with RabbitMQ or Kafka Streams
- Proficient with CQRS and Event Sourcing
- Experience working with Kubernetes, Docker, and public cloud deployment platforms
- Strong experience working with continuous integration and continuous delivery
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills coupled with strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills
- Self-motivated, continuous improvement mindset and willing to “do what it takes” to get the job done
- 12+ years’ engaging and working with cross-functional enterprise level software development projects using Agile development methodologies and leading a team of 8-10 developers
- Experience with, or understanding of, Agile/Lean Software Development practices such as Kanban or Scrum
- Ability to manage and balance multiple deliverables concurrently in an environment with shifting priorities

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Java, Spring
- Microservices architecture
- CQRS/event-driven design pattern
- MongoDB/NoSQL
- RabbitMQ
- Docker & Kubernetes
- Angular, HTML, CSS
- Continuous deployment, unit testing and automation tool like Selenium is a plus

Corporate 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.