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Software Engineering Manager

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Regular-Full Time


Montevideo - Uruguay - Uruguay

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 

Description & Qualifications


As a Software Engineering Manager, you will be part of the engineering leadership team in charge of continuously evolving the payroll engineering organization, to deliver new, and maintain existing functionality for our Product. You will also take a servant leadership approach to helping Engineers maximize their potential and achieve their professional goals.
We are looking for a Software Engineering Manager who is truly passionate about software development, team building, process improvement, and individual development and strives to achieve excellence in all those aspects.

• Facilitate productive and positive team communication and collaboration. This includes but is not limited to:
• Fostering an environment of transparency and open discussion, resource planning, and working closely with other leaders and direct reports.
• Mentor and support the professional, technical, and personal growth of team members. Help develop their career path by assigning projects tailored to their potential, personality, work style, and goals while encouraging healthy exploration beyond their “comfort zone”.
• Own team processes to increase efficiency. Define, measure, and interpret metrics that serve as indicators of team performance. Use this information to drive continuous improvement initiatives.
• Deliver simple and elegant solutions in the team portfolio based on agreed-upon timelines and commitments while cultivating an environment conducive to high team morale and productivity.
• Set the example and expectations for team conduct. Inspire positive behavior and interactions. When needed, directly address, and resolve, behavior that falls below expectations.
• Expedite project deliverables while maintaining sustainable work pace that does not compromise on standards and quality.


Basic Qualifications:
• 10+ years of relevant industry experience, with 5 years of hands-on technical leadership and people management experience (managing teams of 8 or more developers)
• Large-scale systems design experience
• Experience in Lean-Agile development methodologies such as Kanban or Scrum
• Experience working in an enterprise-scale SaaS production environment
• Experience setting and achieving sound goals, for example, “SMART” goal principles
• Proven leadership in facilitating complex discussions to achieve goals and solve problems

Preferred Qualifications:
• Experience working in an enterprise-scale SaaS production environment
• University degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or equivalent experience
• Passionate about people, processes, and technologies and able to inspire and motivate others
• Ability to build and maintain productive relationships with a diverse array of stakeholders and groups in the organization
• Strong work ethic with a sense of ownership, urgency, and drive and an unwavering commitment to do the right thing.
• Proven analytical and decision-making skills

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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