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Software Engineer


Alpharetta - Georgia - USA, Atlanta - Georgia - USA, Ft. Lauderdale - Florida - USA, Remote - - USA


Software & Product Development

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We are working on an reactive, event driven microservice framework using Kafka streams and Akka to help the UKG product development teams build robust, and resilient applications or services, which would, in turn, help millions of customers using our products with high quality, reliable software. We’re looking for engineers to join our team, with the challenge of building reactive solutions that are scalable, robust, and reusable for any product, platform, or framework with the complexity that entails. We’re interested in people with a strong background and interest in building successful shared solutions or libraries in a rapidly growing environment. If you are a passionate, driven, and high energy engineer looking to make a big impact, this is for you. If you like to work with brilliant minds who solve complex software problems to create high impact solutions making a difference to the company’s bottom line, this is for you.

Primary/Essential Duties and Key Responsibilities:
• Research, design, test, and evaluate technologies for building reactive, event-driven systems
• Implement POCs and pair with technical leads on implementations
• Improve the developer experience for product development teams
• Develop tools and services to support Quality and Site Reliability to empower development teams
• Mentor other developers on the team, fostering an environment of continued learning and improvement
• Empower the team to deliver quality software in a timely manner and continuously improve the development process
• Write high-quality code, that is supported by an appropriate level of testing and metrics
• Have a high bar for yourself and others when working with production systems
• Intellectually curious to adapt to changing technologies, platforms, and environments
• Enjoy working in a collaborative environment with a diverse group of people partnering effectively with the team members, partners, and customers.


• Experience building event-driven, reactive microservices with Akka or Kafka Streams
• Proficient with CQRS and Event Sourcing
• Knowledge of microservices architecture
• Recent experience with Scala, Kotlin, or Java
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills coupled with strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills
• Self-motivated, continuous improvement mindset and willing to “do what it takes” to get the job done
• 5-7 or more years’ engaging and working with cross-functional enterprise level software development projects using Agile development methodologies
• Experience working with Kubernetes, Docker, and public cloud deployment platforms
• Strong experience working with continuous integration and continuous delivery
• Experience with, or understanding of, Agile/Lean Software Development practices such as Kanban or Scrum
• Ability to manage and balance multiple deliverables concurrently in an environment with shifting priorities
• 5+ years of previous software engineering experience
• University degree in Computer Science or Engineering, or equivalent experience

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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