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UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group) Lead Technical Program Manager, VSO  in Lowell, Massachusetts

Lead Technical Program Manager, VSO 

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Travel Amount Required:

Up to 25%

Job Type:

Regular-Full Time


Atlanta - Georgia - United States, Lowell - Massachusetts - United States

Company Overview

Here at UKG, our purpose is people™. Our HR, payroll, and workforce management solutions help organizations unlock happier outcomes for all. And our U Krewers, who build those solutions and support our business, are talented, collaborative, and innovative problem-solvers. We strive to create a culture of belonging and an employee experience that empowers our people – both at work and at home. Our benefits show that we care about the whole you, from adoption and surrogacy assistance to tuition reimbursement and wellness programs. Our employee resource groups provide a welcoming place to land, learn, and connect with those who share your passions and interests. What are you waiting for? Learn more at #WeAreUKG

Description & Qualifications


About the Team 

The Value Stream Acceleration Services team, part of the Engineering, Product, Innovation and Cloud (EPIC) organization, is responsible for serving a portfolio of value streams that feed into an enterprise SaaS product, with the goal of accelerating the delivery of value to customers. The team is composed of highly skilled practitioners who have expertise in their respective areas and work collaboratively to ensure that value streams are delivering maximum value. The team is committed to driving innovation, continuous improvement, and customer satisfaction, and is focused on accelerating better outcomes for our people and our customers. 


We are seeking a highly motivated Lead Technical Program Manager to join our team. In this role, you will play a pivotal role in orchestrating and delivering complex programs that drive strategic outcomes for the organization. Leveraging your exceptional communication skills, technical expertise, and leadership abilities, you will lead cross-functional teams in executing large-scale projects while ensuring alignment with business objectives and priorities. This role will specifically be aligned to value streams within the Pro Pay pillar; leading and owning delivery within the Payment Services value stream.

About the Role:

• Lead and inspire cross-functional teams through excellent communication and negotiation skills, effectively collaborating with executives and stakeholders to drive consensus and alignment on objectives, scope, and deliverables, consistently advocating for the best interests of the organization while maintaining positive relationships

• Provide strategic guidance and insight to support decision-making through data-driven analysis and your knowledge of industry trends, organizational priorities and technology and architecture trends

• Drive program management excellence by leading the planning, execution, and delivery of complex programs by managing cross-functional teams, ensuring adherence to timelines, budgets, and quality standards, while ensuring programs are aligned with business objectives

• Foster an outcome-based strategy and culture by demonstrating strong leadership skills, promoting a culture of collaboration, accountability, and continuous improvement, and championing best practices in program management and execution

• Exhibit exceptional organizational skills by effectively balancing multiple priorities and dependencies and managing risks and mitigating issues

• Manage resources effectively, optimizing resource allocation across programs to ensure the efficient and effective use of resources while delivering maximum value to the organization

• Demonstrate strong problem-solving skills by identifying and resolving critical issues, leveraging your professional and technical expertise to implement innovative solutions


About You:

Basic Qualifications  

• 5+ years experience as a Technical Program Manager or similar role, with a track record of successfully delivering complex software projects in a SaaS-based environment

• Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field

• Strong understanding of Agile practices, including SAFe, Scrum, LPM, and DevOps.

• Able to perform in a hybrid-office role, requiring three or more days per week in the office 

Preferred Qualifications 

• Experience with UKG Product Suites, Tax Services, Service Products or core Payment Solutions services.

• Out-of-the-box thinker and results-driven problem solver, who is excited to dive into tough problems, and committed to delivering clear business outcomes.  

• Having a continuous learning approach, including the ability to ask relevant questions to understand requirements and context, as well as ability to receive and incorporate feedback  

• Experience with Aha!, JIRA, Confluence, PowerBI

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

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