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Software Engineering Manager

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Regular-Full Time


Montreal - Quebec - Canada

Description & Qualifications


The Engineering Manager will provide Leadership to teams in the Workforce Management (WFM) Domain, working on developing software to enhance and support the engineering activities.
The Engineering Manager will be responsible for the direct management of Software Engineers to develop new features for our WFM platform.
Our Leadership principles are trust in the foundation of successful relationships, dive deep and operate at all levels, ownership including owning mistakes and fostering an environment to fail forward, bias for action and promotion of diversity of experiences and perspectives.
Essential Responsibilities:
• Create the conditions for your Engineers to succeed, collaborate with other organizations within the company to eliminate roadblocks for your teams
• Partner with the Product Management team to meet or exceed all committed product timelines for the teams
• Synthesize high-level initiative descriptions and direction from your Executive Leadership to drive clear problem and success definitions for your teams
• Manage the engineering capacity of a 5+ person team
• Ensure optimal organizational structure within the development team
• Manage hiring plan/continually improve the talent and engagement level of the teams
• Accountable for team’s technical decisions and debt
• Represent the team at department level meetings and functions
• Continually triage and assign work based on team capabilities in the face of dynamic/shifting demands
• Manage quality of product KPI, manage SLA of the team and drive continuous improvement
• Separate and combine tasks into efficient workflow for the teams
• Work with individuals to set appropriate, challenging development goals, meet requirements and expectations of both internal and external customers
• Provide actionable feedback and opportunities to team members to lead them to high performance
• Create strong team morale and spirit, defining success in team terms and sharing wins and successes


Basic Qualifications:
• More than 6 years of experience developing enterprise-scale products
• No coding experience is needed, but previous experience as a developer would be nice to have
• Multiple years of experience in managing teams using Agile/Scrum methodologies
• More than 3 years of experience managing Software Engineers and Quality Analysts
• Scrum Master experience will be a plus
• BS/MS in Computer Science or equivalent experience

Preferred Qualifications:
• Strong communication skills
• This role will be a hybrid model being in the office at least 3 days/week

Company Overview

Here at UKG, our purpose is people™. Our HR, payroll, and workforce management solutions help organizations unlock happier outcomes for all. And our U Krewers, who build those solutions and support our business, are talented, collaborative, and innovative problem-solvers. We strive to create a culture of belonging and an employee experience that empowers our people – both at work and at home. Our benefits show that we care about the whole you, from adoption and surrogacy assistance to tuition reimbursement and wellness programs. Our employee resource groups provide a welcoming place to land, learn, and connect with those who share your passions and interests. What are you waiting for? Learn more at  #WeAreUKG 

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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