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Sr. Manager, Software Engineering

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Alpharetta - Georgia - United States

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


Sr. Manager, Software Engineering, UKG, Inc., Alpharetta, Georgia (Hybrid Position)

Lead a software engineering team responsible for building and scaling UKG’s Identity and Access Management (IAM) platform. Will provide both high-level strategy and hands-on execution while managing the IAM platform and executing the company’s business strategy. Specific duties include:

• Building and scaling the IAM platform to serve thousands of customers with millions of users.
• Managing a cross-functional team of Business Analysts, Software Engineers, and Platform Leads/Architects who install, configure, and support authentication, provisioning, and Identity Management systems.
• Driving the consolidation of UKG’s IAM assets to a single ubiquitous platform that will serve products across the Company.
• Setting the vision and strategy for UKG’s product IAM platform and driving its execution.
• Resolving challenging authentication and authorization problems by supervising the creation of scalable, performant, resilient, and secure services that are the gateway to our workplace offerings.
• Overseeing the development, management, and integration of single sign-on (SSO) platforms as well as directory architecture and management.
• Leading the development of IAM solutions to support UKG’s product suite.
• Identifying complex business processes and internal controls that mitigate risks and related opportunities for internal automation.
• Working with appropriate resources for maintenance, patching, troubleshooting, upgrades, and future development of every component of the IAM platform and tools.
• Shaping and executing strategy for technical products through a roadmap and tight collaboration with product management teams.
• Overseeing the migration of applications from legacy single sign-on (SSO) environments to the UKG SSO environment without any downtime.
• Understanding the business requirements of cross-functional teams by having feasibility discussions and design discussions and offering them SSO solutions.
• Successfully collaborating with partners throughout the company to drive IAM platform adoption.
• Communicating technical topics to clients and engineering teams, particularly the importance of IAM as a vital part of UKG’s product suite.


• Position requires a Bachelor’s degree (or an equivalent foreign degree) in Computer Science, IT or a closely related field and 6 years of experience as a software engineer with a focus on Identity and Access Management or a Master’s degree (or an equivalent foreign degree) in Computer Science, IT or a closely related field and 4 years of experience as a software engineer with a focus on Identity and Access Management.
• 4 years of experience (which can have been gained concurrently with the primary experience requirement above) working with the following:
o Design, implement and support Identity and federation solutions including Sailpoint IdentityIQ, IBM Security Identity Manager (ISIM), Okta, Saviynt, Active Directory and Azure AD tools;
o User lifecycle management, federated identity systems, directory services, role-based access control, multi-factor authentication and SSO capabilities;
o Authentication and authorization standards (e.g., SAML, OAUTH, OIDC, LDAP, PKI, SCIM);
o Programming or scripting languages including Java, PowerShell, JavaScript, Python, Bash, SQL, HTML/CSS; and
o Multi-cloud platforms (AWS, Azure, or GCP) including working with Agile/DevOps tools such as JIRA, Bamboo, Confluence, GitHub.

Note: This is a hybrid position working 3 days/week from the UKG office in Alpharetta, GA and 2 days/week from home.

EEO Statement

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Disability Accommodation

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