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Senior Manager, Software Engineering

General information


Alpharetta - Georgia - USA, Lowell - Massachusetts - USA


Software & Product Development

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Description & Requirements


UKG is hiring for a Senior engineering manager. This is an exciting opportunity to come in at the early stage of a high-profile new project and build solid development practices in a newly assembled team! The Senior Engineering Manager will build and provide leadership to newly created teams working on developing software inside the Benefits Domain. Working closely with the Director, the Senior Engineering Manager will be responsible for direct and indirect management of software engineers to integrate different software offerings and develop new capabilities.

Our leadership principles are Trust in the foundation of successful relationships, Dive Deep and operate at all levels, Ownership including owning mistakes and fostering an environment to fail forward, Bias for Action, and Promotion of Diversity of experiences and perspectives.

Job responsibilities:
• Partner with the Product Management team to meet or exceed all committed Product timelines for the teams
• Synthesize high-level initiative descriptions and direction from your executive leadership to drive clear problem and success definitions for your teams
• Build a new team while working closely with existing engineering talent
• Partner effectively with remote engineering teams
• Manage the Engineering capacity of a 10+ person team
• Manage hiring plan/continually improve the talent and engagement level of the teams
• Accountable for team’s technical decisions and debt
• Continually triage and assign work based on team capabilities in the face of dynamic/shifting demands
• Manage quality of product KPI, manage SLA of the team, and drive continuous improvement
• Separate and combine tasks into efficient work flow for the teams
• Work with individuals to set appropriate, challenging development goals
• Meet requirements and expectations of both internal and external customers
• Provide actionable feedback and opportunities to team member to lead them to high performance
• Create strong team morale and spirit, defining success in team terms and sharing wins and successes


• 6+ years of experience managing software engineering teams
• 6+ years of experience developing enterprise-scale SaaS products
• Strong communication and technical writing skills
• Ability to build professional network across the organization
• High engagement with team members
• Solid understanding of Kanban and Agile practices
• Experience in software design patterns
• Familiar with Software Development LifeCycle concepts and tools
• Experience managing 2+ teams and 1+ Engineering managers
• University degree in Computer Science or Engineering, or equivalent experience required

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

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