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Senior Principal Solutions Architect -Data

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California - California - Remote, Florida - Florida - Remote, New York - New York - Remote, Toronto - Ontario - Canada, USA - USA - Remote, Weston - Florida - USA


Software & Product Development

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Description & Requirements


UKG is seeking a Senior Principal Data Architect to lead Solution Architecture and drive the expansion of our next-generation enterprise data and analytics product and solution.
This position demands strong leadership with the ability to collaborate across the organization. You will be working with current and emerging technologies within hybrid cloud environments while guiding teams to delivery. The opportunity requires to be able to contribute at a senior level, to Architect, design, develop, troubleshoot, and debug complex platform, software and data issues across the enterprise. The Senior Principal Data Architect will be working directly with our Data team to implement the next generation of data visualization and insights. As an architect you will collaborate with product, engineering, and operations teams while presenting to senior leadership, so effective communication skills are a necessity.

• Define and implement all aspects of our data product including artifact creation such as architecture and design diagrams, playbooks and other technical documents
• Own and influence our People Analytics Enterprise Data Model
• Establish practices of assessing the architecture risks and enable the team to maintain the clear picture of architecture risks and concerns, as well as their mitigation plans
• Lead team to define architectural vision, design, guidance, and operational plans towards the effective delivery of products and services that meet or exceed key objectives for the business. Ensure consistency of the architectural artifacts
• Build consensus around solutions within and outside of the Data team where possible and giving direction when needed
• Drive teams to implement a modern data and analytics platform consistent with the UKG technology strategy
• Partner with various business stakeholders and technology leaders to translate program requirements into scalable technical solutions and system designs
• Collaborate with other members of the Product Architecture Leadership team and development management, to evaluate solutions and gain consensus on technical solutions
• Research, design, test, and evaluate new technologies, platforms and third party products
• Work with technology teams to prototype and prove the viability of solutions
• Facilitate planning for production implementation of solutions
• Ensure alignment of solutions with UKG's Product Architecture principles and guidelines
• Research and understand new technology trends and products
• Socialize information on technology trends and products
• Provide leadership and expertise in the development of standards, architectural governance, design patterns, and practices
• Troubleshoot and solve development and operational bottlenecks


• Must show progressive advancement in engineering and architecture roles, with 3+ years of experience at a Principal level and 5+ years in an architect role
• 5+ years owning and leading the architecture of modern data platforms and designing Logical and physical Data Models for DW/BI applications
• 2+ years building data centric solutions in a Public Cloud environment, GCP preferred. AWS or Azure acceptable. Certifications are a major bonus
• 2+ years working with a Cloud Data Warehouse, BigQuery preferred. Snowflake, Redshift, Azure Data Warehouse acceptable
• 5+ years building microservices and strong understanding of microservice architecture, challenges, and advantages. 4+ years of hands-on experience with streaming platforms, tools, and frameworks. Kafka, Apache Beam and Spark preferred
• 7+ years of hands-on experience working with multiple database solutions including MPP, Hadoop, Columnar, Cache, in-memory, RDBMS, and NoSQL platforms. MongoDB, Cassandra, Elastic, MS SQL, PostgreSQL to name a few.
• 5+ years of software development experience writing proficient code in Java, Scala, or Python
• Skilled at designing and implementing data backup and recovery in cross datacenter scenarios to support business continuity
• Experience implementing enterprise class BI presentation layer platforms. Looker, Cog nos, Qlik, Tableau, PowerBI to name a few
• Experience with Master Data Management, Data Governance, Data Lineage via tools like Alation, Collibra, or open source equivalents
• Experience with Data Virtualization tools similar to Denodo


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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