Principal Software Engineer (Python, Java)

Ultimate Kronos Group - UKG
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Job Description

UKG is looking to hire a Python Engineer to join our extremely talented Data Science team. As a Python Software Engineer at Ultimate, you’ll be embedded on the Data Science team where you can work on the next generation AI Platform. You’ll get to work directly with other Engineers, Software Testers, Business Analysts, Product Managers, and Directors, all of whom make up the team. In this highly collaborative environment, you will have the opportunity to grow as a software engineer, and even help mentor others.

The Python Software Engineer position requires excellent object-oriented programming skills and knowledge of design patterns. The Python Engineer will be involved in the deployment of our AI Platform/Services solution on the cloud. The job requires you to be able to design, develop, troubleshoot, and debug complex software applications at the enterprise level. We are looking for a software engineer who is passionate about programming and truly enjoys what they do. The ideal candidate for the Python Engineer position is someone who has a can-do attitude and is an innovative thinker.

  • UKG works in an agile environment where there are daily stand-ups, code reviews, and
  • constant communication within each self-managed cross-functional team. The ability to communicate
  • effectively with Business Analysts and Software Testers, as well as work closely with other team
  • members are key components for success in this position.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with members of the team to solve challenging engineering tasks on time and with high quality.
  • Engage in code reviews and training of team members.
  • Support continuous deployment pipeline code.
  • Situationally troubleshoot production issues alongside the support team.
  • Continually research and recommend product improvements.
  • Create and integrate features for our enterprise software solution using the latest Python technologies.
  • Write web services, business objects, and other middle-tier framework using Python
  • Actively communicate with team members to clarify requirements and overcome obstacles to meet the team goals.
  • Leverage open-source and other technologies and languages outside of the Python platform.
  • Develop cutting-edge solutions to maximize the performance, scalability, and distributed processing capabilities of the system.
  • Provide troubleshooting and root cause analysis for production issues that are escalated to the engineering team.
  • Work with development teams in an agile context as it relates to software development, including Kanban, automated unit testing, test fixtures, and pair programming.


  • 5 or more years experience as a Python developer on enterprise projects using Python, Flask, FastAPI, PyTest, Celery and other Python frameworks.
  • Software development experience including: object-oriented programming, concurrency programming, modern design patterns, RESTful service implementation, micro-service architecture, test-driven development, and acceptance testing.
  • Familiarity with tools used to automate the deployment of an enterprise software solution to the cloud, Terraform, Concourse, Ansible, etc.
  • Proficiency with Git as a version control system
  • Experience with Docker and Kubernetes
  • Experience with relational SQL and NoSQL databases, including MongoDB and MSSQL.
  • Experience with object-oriented/object function scripting languages: Python, Java, Scala, etc.
  • Experience with testing tools such as PyTest, Wiremock, xUnit, mocking frameworks, etc.
  • Excellent problem solving and communication skills.
  • Experience with Java and Spring a big plus.
  • Experience with GCP a big plus.

Company Info.

Ultimate Kronos Group - UKG

Kronos Incorporated was an American multinational workforce management and human capital management cloud provider headquartered in Lowell, Massachusetts, United States, which employed more than 6,000 people worldwide. In February 2020, the company announced a merger with Ultimate Software and that the combined company would be led by Aron Ain and be called Ultimate Kronos Group. The merger was officially completed on April 1, 2020.

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