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Senior Principal Software Architect

General Information

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Travel Amount Required:

Up to 25%

Job Type:

Regular-Full Time


Alpharetta - Georgia - USA, Atlanta - Georgia - USA, Branchburg - New Jersey - USA, Lowell - Massachusetts - USA, Montreal - Quebec - Canada, Toronto - Ontario - Canada, Weston - Florida - USA

Description & Qualifications


UKG is looking to hire a Software Architect for the Platform Documents, Forms and E-Signatures domain. You will serve as a member of the Engineering organization and the Software Architecture community, with oversight on projects and a focus on design, integration and technical strategies that will help establish the technical vision for the future scale of our UKG Platform Services.

• Collaborate with Engineering Leadership in defining and understanding the business requirements tied to imperative business strategic goals
• Collaborate with and mentor development teams and technical leads in designing and delivering functional, scalable, resilient, adaptable, performant, and cloud-native services. Effectively communicate to them architectural decisions and technical strategies so that they properly understand why the strategies need to be adopted
• Partner with Product and Engineering Leadership when making roadmap, design, architectural, and engineering impacting decisions
• Lead the development of proofs-of-concept solutions in collaboration with development teams
• Partner with other architects of the Platform domain and other peer architects at UKG
• Build and maintain partnerships and collaborative work with the external community, occasionally speak in conferences, and participate in submission of patents as needed


• 4+ years of Software Architecture and Software Development experience
• 2+ years of experience designing and delivering large scale distributed systems
• 2+ years of technical leadership experience
• 2+ years of experience mentoring, managing/leading technical leads
• Expertise in solution design across the full technology stack
• Broad understanding of security, reliability, scalability, high availability, and concurrency architectural patterns and solutions
• Expertise in Domain-Driven Design (DDD) and patterns and solutions that enable evolutionary architectures, leveraging flexibility and creativity when balancing the present technologies with emerging ones when formulating new strategies
• Prior experience with at least one major IaaS and/or PaaS technology (AWS, GCP, Azure, OpenStack, Kubernetes, Cloud Foundry, etc.)
• Prior experience with relational and non-relational database technologies (MySQL, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, Cassandra)
• Prior experience with messaging and event streaming solutions (Kafka, RabbitMQ, Kafka Streams, Spark), event sourcing and CQRS
• Prior experience with agile development, Continuous Delivery, and DevOps practices
• Solid understanding of infrastructure and related technologies (compute, storage, networking)
Required to travel 1 to times/ year

Company 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

For individuals with disabilities that need additional assistance at any point in the application and interview process, please email or please call 1 (978) 250 9800.