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Senior Software Engineer - Java


Lowell - Massachusetts - USA



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At UKG, advancing our strategy around innovation is a large contributor to the success of company's cloud-based technology platform. As part of the engineering architecture group, you will be researching and prototyping advanced concepts and technologies to improve resiliency, performance, and efficiency across our offering.
Your role as part of this team will be to design, prototype, and lead development to deliver forward-looking infrastructure and architecture enhancements to our flagship enterprise cloud products. Such enhancements will include technology selection and implementation, SDLC process and pattern development, vendor or open-source evaluation, delivery or operational improvements, and other large scoped projects. This role requires flexibility and will reward you with numerous and varied opportunities to contribute to the organization.

Job Responsibilities:
• Work independently or with supporting development resources to prototype new technologies and enhancements to the systemwide architecture.
• Lead implementations on major technology strategy projects
• Provide design and build expertise and guidance for globally distributed development teams on systemwide architecture enhancements.
• Provide technical and implementation assessment on use of distributed services and fit for purpose.
• Work with shared service owners to develop guidelines for architecture best practices and tooling to enforce appropriate development and architecture practices.
• Provide expert-level troubleshooting and design / development guidance to development teams facing complex architecture needs.


8+ years in software engineering/architecture with hands-on experience of Java, Scala, Groovy, or other JVM language with an expert knowledge of Spring Framework and similar common JVM libraries
• Demonstrated experience working in complex, distributed, enterprise-scale development organization and expertise in at least one major public cloud provider
• Strong technical and/or business analytical skills and the ability to demonstrate real-world problem solving
• Working knowledge of typical CI/CD or DevOps pipelines and related tooling, such as Gradle, Jenkins, Maven, etc.
• Familiarity with at least one major relational database, such as PostgreSQL, Oracle, Aurora, etc.
• Working experience of at least one major non-relational database, such as Redis, MongoDB, Cassandra, Couchbase, DynamoDB, etc.
• Excellent technical and non-technical communication abilities


Corporate 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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Equal Opportunity Employer

Kronos, a UKG Company, is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law.

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