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Principal Software Engineer

General Information

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Travel Amount Required:

Up to 25%

Job Type:

Regular-Full Time


Weston - Florida - United States

Company Overview

Here at UKG, our purpose is people™. Our HR, payroll, and workforce management solutions help organizations unlock happier outcomes for all. And our U Krewers, who build those solutions and support our business, are talented, collaborative, and innovative problem-solvers. We strive to create a culture of belonging and an employee experience that empowers our people – both at work and at home. Our benefits show that we care about the whole you, from adoption and surrogacy assistance to tuition reimbursement and wellness programs. Our employee resource groups provide a welcoming place to land, learn, and connect with those who share your passions and interests. What are you waiting for? Learn more at  #WeAreUKG 

Description & Qualifications


The identity team is responsible for current customer facing authentication and authorization services. These services power UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group) offerings such as recruiting, onboarding, mobile, workflow management, and community. As a result, this team is very highly visible and important, striving for near perfect reliability, stability, and performance. Customer success is our number one goal, and we make sure to provide that with every decision.

The Principal Software Engineer will be responsible for leading and influencing key initiatives for current customer identity live services. They will be responsible for developing strategies and driving complex projects with very minimal to no guidance while anticipating issues, recognizing risks, considering alternatives, and supporting long range goals. This person will be the bridge between architecture, management and a 10 person team communicating, influencing across levels and preparing the technical content that the team will use to execute and deliver on initiatives.

Job Responsibilities:
• Lead and influence large key initiatives within the sub function and/or function
• Develop strategy and innovate various automation solutions to meet the most unique and complex demands
• Strive to reduce complex architecture and designs to clean and simple solutions
• Communicate and influence team members as well as leadership to overcome obstacles and meet team goals
• Anticipate significant business issues and changes to support long range goals and objectives while continuously considering alternative solutions
• Dive and troubleshoot unique and complex implementations and orchestrations
• Work with other teams and team members to evaluate frameworks, services and applications that support our deployment goals
• Provide leadership, troubleshooting and root cause analysis for production issues that are escalated to the engineering team.


Basic Qualifications:
• 10+ years’ engaging and working with cross-functional enterprise level software development projects using Agile development methodologies such as Kanban or Scrum
• 3+ years leading and developing strategy for large key initiatives with substantial risk and complexity with minimal guidance
• Subject matter experience working with Java, Golang, Angular, Spring
• Exceptional knowledge of microservices architecture
• Exceptional experience building event-driven, reactive microservices with Kafka Streams
• Recent experience working with Kubernetes, Docker and public cloud deployment platforms
• Strong experience working with continuous integration and continuous delivery
• Experience with Git and its workflows
• Self-motivated, continuous improvement mindset
• Ability to manage and balance multiple deliverables concurrently in an environment with shifting priorities

Preferred Qualifications:
• Identity experience with SAML, OAuth2, OIDC, or IDaaS
• Experience with CQRS and Event Sourcing
• Experience with observability
• CI/CD pipeline experience


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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