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Software Architect - Remote

General information


Edison - New Jersey - USA, Florida - Florida - Remote, Lowell - Massachusetts - USA, New Jersey - New Jersey - Remote, New York - New York - Remote


Software & Product Development

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Description & Requirements


UKG is looking to hire a Software Architect to lead and execute on the design and delivery of functional, scalable, resilient, adaptable, performant, and integrated solutions in the Benefits domain. This person will serve as a member of the Engineering organization and the Software Architecture community, and be engaged in projects focused on the design and delivery of solutions that are aligned with the technical vision for the future scale of our Benefits solutions at UKG. They will have ownership of the architecture of a complex distributed system. They will work with the engineering teams, technical leads, and other architects in making local architectural decisions within the framework of provided patterns and practices that shape how software development and technology adoption evolves at UKG. As a technical leader in the Engineering organization, this person will be responsible for mentoring technical leads in their domain, and will partner with Product Owners and Engineering Managers towards successful analysis, planning, design, and delivery of end-to-end solutions.

Key Responsibilities:

• Collaborate with their Product and Engineering Leadership in defining and understanding the business requirements tied to imperative business strategic goals.
• Partner with Product Owners and Engineering Managers when making roadmap, design, architectural, and engineering impacting decisions.
• Collaborate with and mentor technical leads towards the evolution and implementation of UKG’s product and technical strategy.
• Effectively communicate and present architectural decisions and technical strategies so that engineering teams properly understand why the strategies need to be adopted.
• Collaborate with their team and lead the development of proofs-of-concept solutions.
• Serve as a technical strategic advisor to research work being executed in their domain.


• A minimum of 10+ years of experience in software product development with increasing architectural responsibility for a SaaS product(s)
• A solid engineering foundation as demonstrated by an understanding of product design of complex systems and/or web-based enterprise applications in a SaaS multi-tenant environment
• Well-versed with tools and techniques to build resilient and scalable distributed applications
• Ability to work collaboratively across functional boundaries, geographies, product lines, and organizational levels to drive results and to influence others
• Clear appetite for continuous learning and staying up-to-date with the latest technology
• Knowledge of Java/J2EE stack is required, messaging/event driven architectures is an added advantage
• Prior experience working in the HCM/Benefits domain and/or with public cloud technologies is beneficial


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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