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Principal Software Engineer

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Travel Amount Required:

Up to 25%

Job Type:

Regular-Full Time


Alpharetta - Georgia - United States, Atlanta - Georgia - United States, Ft. Lauderdale - Florida - United States, Lowell - Massachusetts - United States, Montreal - Quebec - Canada, San Francisco - California - United States, Toronto - Ontario - Canada

Description & Qualifications


Our Software Engineering team is building our next-generation, greenfield data and analytics product to serve our organization's customers. Our team sits alongside our BI and AI teams, working closely to ensure we are a data-driven organization. Software Engineering is responsible for building and maintaining a solid platform that powers product, analytics, AI, and ML both internally and externally.

Who we're looking for--
• You have a passion for data, building data platforms, and enjoy solving complex data problems with modern, cloud-based technologies. You are naturally curious, enjoy learning new technologies and seek out efficient solutions without producing complicated code. You understand the value of delivering value to the customer quickly and welcome incremental feedback
• You are technically savvy and stay up to date on the latest advances in technology in your field. You can lead and mentor junior data engineers and show them the ropes. You can take high-level direction and break it down into a design and implementation. You have a technical background that includes modern programming languages, frameworks and patterns, test automation, performance optimization and debugging as these apply to data.


• 7+ years of experience building event-driven, reactive microservices with Akka or Kafka Streams
• 7+ years of experience in programming language on the JVM– Java, Scala, Kotlin
• 7+ years of experience with detailed knowledge of BI & data warehouse technical architectures, infrastructure components, ETL/ELT, and reporting/analytic tools
• 3+ years of experience in working with SQL and NoSQL databases
• 3+ years of experience with Cloud Infrastructure such as GCP, Azure, AWS
• Proficient with CQRS and Event Sourcing
• Knowledge of microservices architecture
• Understanding of source control technologies such as GIT, SVN etc.
• Strong written and verbal, communication, and organizational skills
• High degree of self-motivation to learn new methodologies that will enhance job performance
• Ability to successfully work within a team and manage a dynamic environment with rapidly changing priorities

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.