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Senior Technical Project Manager

Date:  Sep 26, 2021

Portland, OR, US, 97201


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.

We are seeking a Technical Project Manager that has the ability to define, lead, and manage timely completion of engineering projects of high complexity for our CVR team. Ideal candidates will have experience and understanding of an Agile hybrid methodology. Knowing when to use Agile and when to be flexible.



Scope, Time, Cost and Resource Management

  • Identify project goals, scope, resource mix, budget, execution workflow, dependencies, DRIVE matrix, tracking/ measurement model, communication plan, change management, risk mitigation, and governance.
  • Execute and track project against set goals, timelines, committed results, quality gates, and performance KPIs.
  • Follow effective processes to optimize delivery within an agile environment.
  • Identify, escalate conflicts and resolve.
  • Provide status updates to project team per governance model as well as cross-organization
  • Optimize delivery to mitigate the impact of project constraints.
  • Implements medium to large cross-team, multi-year programs and projects.
  • Align project plans to roadmap i.e., budgets, resources, dependencies etc.
  • Define project metrics, communicate progress, exceptions, and trends to executives.

Communication & Stakeholder Management

  • Work with development leaders to define, collect and analyze relevant development team project metrics, with an eye toward continuous improvement
  • Communicate scope, project roadmap, priorities and key delivery status to project stakeholders and business teams.

Risk Management

  • Identify and manage project risks and exceptions.
  • Propose mitigation of risks and resolution to exceptions of large scope within the overall project delivery workflow.


  • Maintains awareness of industry trends, business conditions, and internal processes and practices to influence the success of project initiatives.
  • Detail, action, and process orientation to deliver projects in an iterative fashion and drive initiatives to completion.
  • Will represent the group in a CDK development wide SAFE Agile coordination and planning group.
  • Will gather and manage data on all CVR products as well as provide reporting to CVR development and product management as well as CDK product and development management.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Business, or Engineering or additional professional experience in lieu of degree.
  • 6 – 10 years of experience in handling technical projects and priorities.
  • Understanding of project management tools like JIRA, Confluence, and Microsoft Project, Microsoft Office, Visio, etc.
  • Strong problem solving skills and technical aptitude (product feature/function understanding). Ability to act creatively, tactically, and strategically.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and associated collaboration focus.
  • Strong estimation, scheduling, budget, and resource allocation skills to be able to estimate cross-Business Line delivery.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to negotiate & persuade key decision makers.
  • Strong ability to set clear expectations, manage team performance and build high morale among team members.
  • Exercises judgment within defined strategy, practices and procedures, to accomplish high difficulty projects.
  • Mentors team members


Preferred Skills


  • PMP Certification or equivalent.  
  • Experience working in an agile software development environment, and with agile tools such as Jira and TFS a plus. 
  • Good understanding of Technology stack, product life cycle and automotive industry.  
  • Experience in collaborating with off-shore agile teams.  
  • Experience in collaborating across Business | Product Lines 



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: Portland Oregon

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