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Senior Principal Data Scientist

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Atlanta - Georgia - USA, Cleburne - Texas - USA, Lowell - Massachusetts - USA, Montreal - Quebec - Canada, Toronto - Ontario - Canada, Weston - Florida - USA

Description & Qualifications


At UKG we are at the forefront of innovation leading the next wave of disruption in the Human Capital Management industry. With our unparalleled dataset, that gives the most complete view into our customers most valuable assets---their human assets, we are building groundbreaking artificial intelligence that is changing the way we work. Employing the latest advancements in data science and AI, you will impact millions of UKG customers by unlocking the opportunities to help employers create a more effective and efficient workforce, and employees work and live more satisfied, enriched, and rewarding lives.
As a Senior Principal Data Scientist, you have demonstrated strong leadership characteristics, a broad breadth of knowledge and experience in most data science domains, and you have a passion for solving business problems. In addition, you will:
• Partner with a cross-functional team of data scientists, software engineers, and product managers to deliver products and features which customers love
• Use disparate data sources to understand users and their behavior and leverage that insight to create a more effective workforce and a more equitable workplace.
• Provide wide breadth of data science knowledge and skills in building new AI solutions through all phases of development, from conceptualization all the way to productization and maintenance.


• Education and experience in a quantitative field. PhD plus 4 years of experience / master’s degree plus 6 years of experience.
• Hands-on experience with statistics, mathematical modeling, and/or machine learning, to build intelligent, data-driven solutions. And a proven track record of delivering those solutions into production.
• Substantial depth in multiple machine learning or AI subfields, including but not limited to regression, • classification, time-series analysis, deep learning, clustering, automated planning, active learning, NLP, HCI, etc.
• Experience leading data science in an organization, and experience successfully delivering on a research roadmap that had a transformative impact on the product.
• Key technology stack and tools we work with – Python, SQL, Spark, Kubernetes and Google Cloud Platform
We are constantly researching new tools and new solutions. We strive to stay on the cutting edge and to use the right tool for the right task

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

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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