Lead Data Scientist - AI/ML

Job description


UKG is a leading provider of strategic HR, payroll, talent and workforce management solutions for organizations of all sizes. Our purpose is People, and we help our customers create rewarding, satisfying and enriching work environments for their employees. We are seeking a Lead Data Scientist to join our growing team of talented Machine Learning Engineers and Data Scientists. We are looking for a dynamic individual with strong mathematical background who will help us take our Analytics offering to the next level employing state of the art machine learning and AI models. Someone with a “can do” attitude who is not afraid to fail, with a proven track record of solutions on real world data and an innovative mindset.


Work with product managers and domain experts to perform data studies and analysis on HCM and WFM datasets to identify meaningful business opportunities

Apply statistics, machine learning, and a variety of other techniques to analyze the data, generate models, and prototype new AI solutions

Build production quality prototypes and collaborate with engineering resources to implement the solution in a scalable cloud framework like Google’s Vertex AI

Communicate findings to stakeholders and a broader audience of technical and non-technical persons.

Thrive in different working environments. Both in independent, self-driven, research and development, and in collaborative, team-driven, projects.


Education and experience in a quantitative field. PhD, or master’s degree, plus 3-5 years of experience preferred.

Substantial depth in at least 1-2 machine learning or AI subfields, including but not limited to regression, classification, deep learning, time-series analysis, clustering, NLP, transfer learning, etc.

SQL, Or Experience With Another Database Technology.

Python, or experience with another scripting language such as Scala. Experience with programming packages like Pandas is desired.

Willingness to learn new tools as they become needed.

Practical ability to visualize data, communicate meaningful business insights, and utilize them effectively.

Programming experience and the ability to rapidly develop prototypes of new solutions

Experience with big data tools and frameworks, such as Cloud ML, Big Query a plus

Experience with ML Models deployed in SAAS applications, is a plus

Company 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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