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Senior Principal Software Engineer

General information


Noida - India - India


Software & Product Development

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Description & Requirements


UKG is hiring a Senior Principal Software Engineer, who would be responsible for analyzing, designing & developing our high performance software products to meet customer requirements. The individual would also be involved in mentoring the team on technology concepts and best practices to debug & troubleshoot issues.

• Have been part of the core product development team and have built a world class cloud based SaaS product(s)
• Have owned one or more functional modules/product and are responsible from the product specification to deployment of these modules
• Have ability to manage and drive the feature roadmap for modules that they own
• Design and implement code for product running as a full SaaS solution in public cloud environments using micro-service architecture
• Follow agile software development methodologies for implementation
• Coordination, communication and collaboration between Management, Product, Tech Ops, Support and Developers
• Envision system features and functionalities by analyzing business requirements
• Troubleshoot and resolve product/application issues for escalated support cases
• Self-motivated, continuous improvement mindset and willing to “do what it takes” to get the job done
• Keep current on cutting-edge technology and educates others about it, can explain complex subjects to a variety of audiences as a multi-domain expert


• Advanced experience with at least one OOP programming language
• Experience building 12FA microservices with Docker, Kubernetes and Cloud systems like GCP, AWS
• Leader who enjoys knowledge sharing, working closely with other tech leads/architects and training the next generation of developers
• Core product development experience on SaaS/Cloud/Multitenant based projects
• Advanced or expert level experience in a significant variety of other open source, cloud technologies and platforms, e.g. Kafka, Redis, RabbitMQ, Spark, SQS, etc.
• Experience working in Cloud Environment (GCP/AWS)
• Good experience with Unit Testing processes and tools (JUnit, Mockito, PowerMock, etc.)
• Experience with CI/CD tooling (Concourse, TeamCity, CircleCI, or Jenkins)
• Exposure to Agile/Kanban methodology
• Experience with Kubernetes, Docker
• Experience with working on fault tolerant, highly scalable application
• Excellent debugging/troubleshooting skills
• Good communication skills

Nice to have:

• Recent experience with Kotlin or Java
• Proficient with CQRS and Event Sourcing
• Experience with HA and distributed IAAS
• Understanding of file systems, linux.
• Keyservers, Hashicorp Vault
• Antifragility pattern design
• Experience building event-driven, reactive microservices with Akka or Kafka Streams

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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