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Site Reliability Engineer


Remote - - USA


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UKG is seeking a Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) with a robust and diverse background in Software Engineering, Software Design, and Systems Architecture with a focus on automation, reliability, and system integration. Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) is an engineering discipline that combines software and systems engineering to build and run large-scale, massively distributed, fault-tolerant systems. An SRE ensures that UKG’s services—both our internally critical and our externally-visible systems—have reliability and uptime appropriate to users' needs and a fast rate of improvement while keeping an ever-watchful eye on capacity and performance. At UKG, our Site Reliability Engineers (SRE) come from both development and operations backgrounds with a common passion for running products at scale in production. Our SRE engineers are always seeking to understand how our systems work end to end without boundaries.

• Engage in and improve the whole lifecycle of services from conception to inception, including: system design, build, and deployment
• Define and implement standards and best practices related to: System Architecture, Deployment, metrics, operational tasks
• Support services through activities such as monitoring availability, system health, and incident response
• Improve system performance, application delivery, and efficiency through automation, process refinement, post mortem reviews, and in-depth configuration analysis
• Engage in Communications across all areas of the organization


• Knowledge of resilient systems as well as anti-fragility design patterns
• Knowledge of distributed systems and service-oriented architectures
• Knowledge of microservice architectures
• Experience in one or more of the following: Python, Go, Angular, .Net Core (C#), JAVA, Node.js
• Experience with Unix/Linux operating systems internals and administration (e.g., filesystems, inodes, system calls) and networking (e.g., TCP/IP, routing, network topologies).
• 3-5yrs of industry experience and experience with containerization, such as Kubernetes, bosh, docker
• Experience with Configuration Management (Puppet/Chef/Ansible)
• Experience with GCP or any public cloud provider
• Ability and willingness to work evenings / nights on occasion (Participate in on-call rotation)
• Ability to lead and work in projects

Preferred Qualifications:
• Experience with algorithms, data structures, complexity analysis, and software design.
• Experience with OpenStack
• Experience with administration of ElasticSearch, MySQL, MongoDB, RabbitMQ, Redis, in production environment a PLUS
• Experience with Amazon Web Services or Google Cloud Platform Products
• Exposure to writing SQL scripts preferred
• Development Background
• Gremlin/Chaos Engineering Tools


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

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

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.