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Senior Cloud Platform Engineer

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Alpharetta - Georgia - United States, Atlanta - Georgia - United States, Lowell - Massachusetts - United States, Weston - Florida - United States

Description & Qualifications


UKG is looking for a Lead Cloud Platform Engineer to join a growing team leading Platform capability for our Engineering organization. You will build new and maintain existing capabilities in our public and private on-premises and Cloud platforms. You and the team own our Cloud Experience for UKG. You will use building blocks, Go language, Terraform, Ansible, and work with on-premise infrastructure OpenStack and Cloud services in Google Cloud Platform (GCP). You’ll be the subject matter expert in Kubernetes capabilities and collaborate with Operations and Reliability Engineering to guide teams in owning support while providing last mile support. You’ll offer one or more of these services: Kubernetes, MongoDB, MongoDB Atlas, MySQL, Elasticsearch, Redis, RabbitMQ, and PostgreSQL. Your ultimate goal in this team is to build mature applications and services to enable Product Development teams through in-house self-service portal. You will use Agile practices (Scrum and Kanban) to work with other engineers day-by-day and join daily standup meetings to share and understand where your team stands. You’ll be on-call to support any part of the organization where they need your expertise to move forward on any Production related issues.
• Manage, improve, and maintain our tools and services stack across the organization and deliver value incrementally
• Collaborate with Development and Engineering teams to understand gaps and requirements while meeting expectations
• Architect, design, and implement solutions for internal self-service offering technical architecture diagrams and user guides for internal administrators, operators, and users
• Join team meetings daily and as needed and collaborate with peers and teams within the organization
• Troubleshoot issues by reviewing information at hand, develop detailed implementation plan with automation and test details, and mentoring team members
• Be on a rotational on-call schedule with the team
• Perform other duties as assigned by a supervisor/manager or team lead depending on severity and business needs
• This will be a hybrid role and expected to be in the office 3 days/week
• Occasional travel as necessary


• Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience
• More than 3 years of experience building and/or configuring Cloud infrastructure and services (on-prem or public) through code, such as Terraform
• More than 3 years of experience with Cloud Native solutions (Google Cloud Platform, Amazon Web Services, and/or Azure)
• More than 3 years of experience with at least one programming language (e.g., Java/Golang/Ruby/Python)
• Experience working with container technologies (e.g., Docker, Kubernetes)
• Experience with databases such as MySQL, NoSQL (MongoDB, Atlas), Elasticsearch
• Experience with Redis and Message Queue (RabbitMQ, etc.)
• Experience with one or more distributed version control/Source Code Management (SCM) technology and its workflows like git and the understanding of the GitOps/DevOps mindset
• Experience developing, deploying, and maintaining highly available services at scale
• Experience in Agile delivery and Scrum/Kanban frameworks
• Knowledge of Infrastructure test automation
• Experience with web technologies utilizing Microservices, SOA patterns and REST

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 

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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