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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, 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


UKG is seeking a full-stack Principal Software Engineer with solid .NET and React/Knockout expertise to play a key role on the Talent Acquisition Engineering team! You will be focusing on full-stack development of innovative customer-focused experiences to help the company expand its solutions portfolio.
You’ll be working in an agile environment to create a responsive and accessible front-end experience and adapt an existing codebase to develop the APIs to power it. You’ll partner closely with the other software and quality engineers on your team, and with the product managers, analysts, and architects who bring requirements to the table.
In support of our culture, we have adopted a hybrid working model of 3 days per week in the office and the rest of the week from home. The UKG office that this position can sit out of is Weston, FL.
Job Responsibilities:
• Develop SaaS enterprise-scale software to maximize performance, scalability, and distributed processing capabilities
• Lead technical efforts by designing features and working with the team to ensure the integrity and quality of the implementation
• Collaborate outside of the team to align and achieve expected outcomes
• Identify and refactor areas of functional and architectural improvement
• Leverage leading-edge technological knowledge to stay ahead of industry trends
• Proactively design and plan innovative solutions to solve our most challenging problems
• Lead Process improvements across teams (Value streams)
• Engage in and improve the whole lifecycle of services including, working with tech and test leads on system design, build, deployment, and support
• Lead troubleshooting and perform root-cause-analysis for system-related issues in Enterprise level software as part of an on-call rotation
• Leverage technical experience to mentor engineers


Basic Qualifications:
• More than 8 years of experience engaging with software/test engineers on enterprise level software development projects
• More than 8 years of experience in using .NET, JavaScript/Typescript, Frontend Frameworks (e.g. React) and Mongo/NoSQL/ElasticSearch
• More than 8 years of experience in using messaging broker tools such as RabbitMQ/Kafka
• Version control systems and methodologies (GIT preferred)
• Strong background in the fundamentals of programming concepts, design patterns, OOP, BDD, TDD
• Degree in Computer Science or related technical discipline or equivalent experience
Preferred Qualifications:
• Familiarity with Docker, Kubernetes and public cloud deployment platforms (GCP)
• Familiarity with Agile development methodologies

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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