Data Engineer

Job Type: Full time
Job Nature: 100% Remote
Location: New York, NY
Posted: Dec 06, 2021
Level: Other
Category: Other

Description & Requirements


GCP Data Engineer

Job Details


UKG is a leading provider of strategic HR, payroll, and talent management solutions for organizations of all sizes. We are seeking a GCP Data Engineer to join our growing team of analytics experts. The hire will be responsible for designing and developing our data and data pipeline architecture, as well as optimizing data flow and collection from cross functional teams. The ideal candidate is an experienced data pipeline builder on GCP, who enjoys optimizing data systems and building them from the ground up. The GCP Data Engineer will support our software developers, database architects, data analysts and data scientists on data initiatives and will ensure optimal data delivery architecture is consistent throughout ongoing projects. They must be self-directed and comfortable supporting the data needs of multiple teams, systems and products.

*Primary Responsibilities: *

  • Create and maintain optimal data pipeline architecture.
  • Design, develop and support database entities, data pipelines and processes required for data integration (ETL/ELT)
  • Assemble large, complex data sets that meet functional / non-functional business requirements.
  • Identify, design, and implement internal process improvements: automating manual processes, optimizing data delivery, re-designing infrastructure for greater scalability, etc.
  • Build the infrastructure required for optimal extraction, transformation, and loading of data from a wide variety of data sources using GCP technologies.
  • Build analytics tools that utilize the data pipeline to provide actionable insights into operational efficiency and other key business performance metrics.
  • Work with stakeholders including the Executive, Product, and Data Science teams to assist with data-related technical issues and support their data infrastructure needs.
  • Create data tools for analytics and data scientist team members that assist them in building and optimizing our product into an innovative industry leader.
  • Work with data and analytics experts to strive for greater functionality in our data systems.



  • Advanced working SQL knowledge and experience working with relational databases, query authoring (SQL) as well as working familiarity with a variety of databases.
  • Experience building and optimizing ‘big data’ data pipelines, architectures and data sets.
  • Experience performing root cause analysis on internal and external data and processes to answer specific business questions and identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Strong analytic skills related to working with unstructured datasets.
  • Build processes supporting data transformation, data structures, metadata, dependency and workload management.
  • A successful history of manipulating, processing and extracting value from large disconnected datasets.
  • Working knowledge of message queuing, stream processing, and highly scalable ‘big data’ data stores.
  • Strong project management and organizational skills.
  • Experience supporting and working with cross-functional teams in a dynamic environment.
  • We are looking for a candidate with 5+ years of experience in a Data Engineer role, with 2+ years of experience with many of the following software/tools:
  • Experience with GCP tools: DataFlow, Pub/Sub, BigTable, BigQuery, FireStore, DataProc, Composer, etc.
  • Experience with relational SQL and NoSQL databases, including MongoDB and MySQL.
  • Experience with data pipeline and workflow management tools: Airflow, Kubeflow, etc.
  • Experience with stream-processing systems: Kafka, Spark-Streaming, Flink, etc.
  • Experience with object-oriented/object function scripting languages: Python, Java, Scala, etc.

*Education/Certification/License: *

  • Bachelors or Masters degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Information Systems or similar field
  • GCP Certification a plus

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.