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Sr Manager Software Engineering

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Regular-Full Time


Weston - Florida - 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


About the role:

We are seeking a seasoned Engineering Manager to join our dynamic team. As a Senior Manager, you will lead a team of talented engineers, driving technical excellence, fostering a culture of ownership, and ensuring the successful delivery of high-impact complex projects. You will be responsible for guiding technical decisions, managing team performance, and aligning engineering efforts with business goals.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Technical Leadership:
• Provide technical leadership and direction for major projects, ensuring alignment with business goals and industry best practices.
• You are hands-on with code and can jump in to help the team. You maintain high technical bar, closely involved in design and architecture decisions, code reviews, helping your engineers to optimize their code, maintaining high standards of code quality.
• Ensure that high standards of performance, scalability, and reliability are maintained when architecting, designing, and developing complex software systems and applications.
• Ensure accountability for the team’s technical decisions and enforce engineering best practices (e.g., documentation, automation, code management, security principles, leverage CoPilot).
• Play a pivotal role in the R.I.D.E. (Review, Inspect, Decide, Execute) framework.
• Understand CI/CD pipelines from build, test, to deploy phases.
Team Management:
• Foster a culture of service ownership and enhance team engagement.
• Drive succession planning and engineering efficiency, focusing on quality and developer experience through data-driven approaches.
• Promote a growth mindset, understanding and driving organizational change.
• Actively seek opportunities for team growth and cross-functional collaboration.
• Lead cross-functional teams to design, develop, and deliver high-impact software projects on time and within budget.
• Actively seek opportunities for the team to grow within and across the organization.
• Works and guides the team on how to operate in a DevOps Model. Taking ownership from working with product management on requirements to design, develop, test, deploy and maintain the software in production.

Coaching and Development:
• Grow and develop the team technically and with a quality mindset, providing strong and actionable feedback.
• Provide technical mentorship and guidance to engineers at all levels, fostering a culture of learning, collaboration, and continuous improvement.
Execution Excellence:
• Manage team workload and capacity, setting priorities and managing risks and tradeoffs.
• Align team efforts with the strategic direction of the company, understanding the big picture and business needs.
• Demonstrate engineering excellence and service ownership, including cost and quality management of services, and effective production management.
• Collaborate effectively with stakeholders across Product, TPM, Security, Cloud, and other teams.
• Make deployment decisions with appropriate risk mitigation.


About you:

Basic Qualifications:
• Bachelor's degree or equivalent practical experience
• 8 years of experience with software development in one or more programming languages (e.g., Python, C, C++, Java, JavaScript)
• 3 years of experience in a technical leadership role, overseeing projects, with 2 years of experience in a people management, supervision/team leadership role
• 3 years of experience building and developing infrastructure or distributed systems
• Experience in SAAS Enterprises
• Proven experience in leading engineering teams and driving technical decisions
• Strong understanding of engineering best practices and service-oriented architecture
• Excellent communication and leadership skills, with a demonstrated ability to influence and drive change
• Experience with cloud technologies (Azure, AWS, GCP) and CI/CD pipelines
• Proven track record of managing high-impact projects and delivering results
Preferred Qualifications:
• Master’s degree or PhD in Engineering, Computer Science, or a related technical field
• Experience in IAM domain
• 3 years of experience working in a complex, matrixed organization
• Knowledge of industry best practices and emerging technologies
• Commitment to diversity and inclusion initiatives

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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