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Principal Software Engineer

Date:  Jul 22, 2021

Portland, OR, US, 95134


Power the Possibilities
The CDK Global technology team is looking for collaborative innovators who are passionate about making their mark on emerging enterprise software products. We’re building and developing cloud technology for the automotive retail industry
that will change the landscape for automotive dealers, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and the customers they serve.

Be Part of Something Bigger
Each year, more than three percent of the U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) is attributed to the auto industry, which flows through our customer, the auto dealer. It’s time you joined an evolving marketplace where research and development
investment is measured in the tens of billions. It’s time you were a part of something bigger.

We’re expanding our workforce – engineers, architects, developers and more – onboarding early adopters who can optimize, pivot and keep pace with ever-evolving development roadmaps and applications.

Join Our Team
Growth potential, flexibility and material impact on the success and quality of a next-gen, enterprise software product make CDK an excellent choice for those who thrive in challenging, fast-paced engineering environments.
The possibilities for impact are endless. We have exceptional opportunities to evolve our industry by driving change through new technology.

If you’re ready for high-impact, you’re ready for CDK.

Design, develop and implement solutions for the engineering team including devOps frameworks, product management, and build and release automation.



  • Design, develop, evaluate, and implement development tools for engineering teams including devOps frameworks, product and portfolio management, and build and release automation.
  • Incorporate a detailed understanding of internal and industry solutions to analyze business requirements and functional specifications at broad organization levels. Leads sessions with stakeholders to determine the requirements, complete gap analysis and document findings.
  • Design robust automation framework for running, managing and reporting SDLC processes.
  • Analyze, design, and develop new features based on the engineering teams’ requirements.
  • Evolve our continuous integration (CI) pipelines function in support of multiple services.
  • Introduce newer technologies and enhance existing system to be robust and efficient.
  • Work in an agile development environment to organize and deliver working software in predictable iterations.
  • Collaborate with Development, Release, Support, and QA Engineers to build efficient infrastructure, tools, and automation frameworks.



About You:

  • This position requires a self-driven technical expert with very strong technical and communication skills who can collaborate in a distributed team environment, and provide technical thought leadership/direction to the team.
  • Solid understanding of Cloud Infrastructure, IaaS, & SaaS, and containers.
  • Experience using databases.
  • Passionate in learning new technologies and mentoring others.
  • Strong logical, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Able to guide and mentor other team members on across organization initiatives.



Education and Experience Required:

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, equivalent work experience.
  • 10+ years of experience supporting and enabling engineering teams
  • Deep and broad knowledge of current and emerging technologies
  • Technical leadership experience leading across organization initiatives


CDK Global knows you have passions outside of work.  You have family, friends, sporting events, and lots of things going on.   That’s why we offer a comprehensive benefits package to not only take care of you but your family as well.   All of our benefits are effective the first day of employment including 401K matching, paid time off to re-energize, donate your time to volunteer in your community, and tuition reimbursement to name a few.

At CDK, we pride ourselves on having a diverse workforce. We value and celebrate the uniqueness of individuals and the different perspectives they provide. We offer equal opportunity employment regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, marital status, or protected veteran status.  

Nearest Major Market: San Jose
Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto

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