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Senior Principal Cloud Architect

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California - California - Remote, Florida - Florida - Remote, New York - New York - Remote, USA - USA - Remote


Software & Product Development

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Description & Requirements


UKG is looking for a Senior Cloud Architect with practical experience in aligning Cloud services to business needs as it relates to enabling Kronos SaaS solutions for public cloud delivery. Be a leader in this innovative team architecting solutions in a complex technical landscape in the public cloud which serves as the foundation for our enterprise SaaS offering. This position requires a deep technical background and offers the candidate a challenging, dynamic, and rewarding environment to work in.
• Design complex, highly available global computing environments that enable Kronos SaaS enterprise solutions
• Create infrastructure solutions that satisfy customer requirements, cost-efficiency objectives and security standards
• Provide guidance and direction on architecture standards and technologies for enabling systems performance qualities for service reliability, availability, scalability, security, and supportability
• Collaborate with product architecture, product management and program management teams to establish best practices and drive delivery of end-to-end solution
• Create and maintain roadmap for cloud services platform staying ahead of technology advancements supporting SaaS enterprise solution
• Support requests from Kronos leadership and product management to provide estimates and strategies for Cloud expansion and integration of additional offerings based on business roadmaps
• Assess, design and develop Cloud solutions that support business goals, working across Kronos business and technical teams as appropriate
• Prepare internal and customer facing artifacts to help communicate, in business language, information about Kronos Cloud solutions and security
• Participate in the development, advocacy and adoption of deployment best practices leveraging tools and processes to enhance productivity and efficiency
• Maintain and advance deep technical skills and knowledge, keeping up to date with market trends and competitive insights, and share within the technical community
• Advocate and educate on cloud platform solutions with internal customers across sales and professional services organizations
• Be a Voice of Customer to share insights and best practices, connect with Engineering team to remove key blockers


• Must have 10-15 years of experience building and supporting enterprise infrastructure services in progressively responsible technical roles
• Broad technical understanding of cloud architectures, technologies and service-oriented models, including cloud operations management, DevOps, applications, compute services, virtualization and extended networking domains, Google Cloud experience preferred
• Able to design large scale cloud infrastructures to support enterprise SaaS operations
• Strong technical foundation in infrastructure and operations including HA/DR; Must have a good contextual knowledge of applications and data
• Practical experience managing architecture standards and change governance, as well as familiar with architecture frameworks (i.e. TOGAF) and how they may be applied, integration with IDP and Authentication protocols is a plus
• Experience designing to achieve requirements for compliance, security and privacy (SOC1/2, ISO27001, GDPR, etc.)
• Management of infrastructure (patching, upgrading, release strategy in the cloud), load balancing, firewalls and network protocols are a must
• Highly collaborative with an ability to influence and reach consensus, ability to manage multiple priorities
• Experience working with off-shore and distributed teams


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

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