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Sr. Principal Cloud & Infrastructure Security Architect

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Travel Amount Required:

Up to 25%

Job Type:

Regular-Full Time


Lowell - Massachusetts - United States, Weston - Florida - United States

Description & Qualifications


UKG is seeking a Senior Principal, Security Architect to work in our Global Security team. The Security Architecture team contributes to the Global Security and UKG missions by building and maintaining solid mutual beneficial partnerships with all areas of the business. We are strong believers of security as a business enabler, hence to achieve this level of partnership we strive to provide responsive, easy to maintain, and cost-effective security solutions. We are a highly versatile and technical team, gleaning from network engineering, developers, application security, software architecture, and Third-Party/Partner reviews. Amongst our main team roles are:

• Evaluate solutions, architectures, and processes to assess risk

• Identify solutions to remediate risk

• Evaluate Third Party Assessments & Partner's security postures and adherence to UKG standards.

• Participate in and drive technology projects

• Develop software frameworks both for internal and external consumption

• If you have 10 or more years partnering with business units in order to develop the best possible security models to roll out new applications, systems, networks, and architecture to secure the future of the organization, you should consider UKG. If you love to work in a dynamic and challenging environment, with great benefits, compensation, and a great work-life balance, you should talk to us.


Five (5) or more years’ experience in:

• Authentication (Identity management, MFA/2FA)

• Authorization (claims, RBAC, fine grained, coarse grained, XACML, OAUTH2, SAML2)

• Hands-on Experience with container technologies (Docker, Kubernetes, Istio)

• Applied Cryptography (PKI, Appropriate usage of Cryptographic Primitives, Digital Signatures, HASHing, HMACs)

• Network Design Concepts (TCP/IP, Routing, Switching)

• Operation System Hardening (Window Server, Linux)

• Self-Lead and Exceptional communication skills with diverse audiences - Strong critical thinking and analytical skills

• Strong sense of ownership, urgency, and drive

• Demonstrable teamwork skills, including the ability to drive projects and initiatives in multiple departments

• Demonstrated ability to identify risks associated with business processes, operations, information security programs and technology projects

• The ability to be the enterprise security subject matter expert who can explain technical topics to those without a technical background

15 or more years’ experience in:

• Security architecture experience, demonstrating solutions delivery, principles and emerging technologies - Designing and implementing security solutions. This includes continuous monitoring and making improvements to those solutions, working with Security, Information Technology, and Product Development teams.

• Consulting and engineering in the development and design of security best practices, and implementation of solid security principles across the organization to meet business goals along with customer and regulatory requirements.

• Expert knowledge of security considerations of cloud computing: Including data breaches, broken authentication, hacking, account hijacking, malicious insiders, third parties, APTs, data loss and DoS attacks.

• Advanced knowledge of Identity and access management (IAM)

• As a Principal Security Architect, you will be expected to have experience in multiple security domains to develop security solutions that consider all factors to resolve complex business problems

• Deep understanding of TCP/IP

• Expert knowledge of Microservices Architecture, Container technologies and Cloud services

• Self-lead. Take initiative. Build relationships

Company 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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Disability Accommodation

For individuals with disabilities that need additional assistance at any point in the application and interview process, please email or please call 1 (978) 250 9800.