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Senior Software Engineer-Java

Date:  Jul 23, 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.

This role will work with the Document Management team contributing to existing products and designing of the next generation. We specialize in the storage of documents and brokering the appropriate retrieval. Along with the storage we also specialize in the augmentation of documents through scanning and signing. There is a lot of room on this team to grow your skills and make meaningful impact to the customer. This role is part technologist, part strategist, part evangelist for data democratization and data sharing within the enterprise, and part data steward for the quality and integrity of our data assets. This role will partner with product development and analytics team, assuring alignment of our data efforts with business goals and the avoidance of conflicting or redundant actions.



Position Responsibilities & Essential Functions

  • Key contributor on complex development tasks focusing on strategic product and quality enhancements
  • Can work independently on most tasks but reaches out for guidance in unknown situations
  • Is able to impact several aspects of a project at once; customer need, operational objectives, building in quality
  • Be able to estimate time risk and complexity of tasks to allow confident delivery against business goals
  • Performs advanced design, development, testing, documentation, and analysis of various software applications with the end user in mind
  • Participates in the development lifecycle with a focus on developing new features and functionalities for assigned software applications
  • In conjunction with UX Design or Architecture team, estimates, develops, and leads projects with risky or complex components
  • Makes recommendations on how software features and functionality can best be utilized by the end-user
  • Assesses issues and follows established protocol for problem resolution
  • Directs and owns the resolution of clients’ technical issues to completion to help them succeed
  • Attends training courses as required and stays abreast of evolving internal processes and industry developments
  • Stays curious and helps teammates improve their skills by sharing knowledge
  • Volunteers to help with projects as they come up and is open to collaboration
  • Follows engineering standards and practices and measures & achieves engineering metrics/goals



Qualifications & Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent experience, in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field with at least 5 years of experience, or Masters degree and 3 years of experience; Or in lieu of bachelor’s degree at least 8 years of experience
  • Past work in Java preferably Spring Boot, proficient enough to work independently on java tasks
  • Proficient in testing frameworks to design and integrate quality tests during development
  • Expert in Agile and Scrum
  • Ability to document, track and monitor problem/issue to a timely resolution
  • Knowledge of operating systems
  • Collaborative problem-solving ability and self-motivated
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills along with prioritization of duties



Preferred Attributes & Qualifications

This section of the job description should reflect the attributes and qualifications of an IDEAL or preferred candidate, e.g. additional certifications, relevant desired (but not required) work experience, etc.


  • Knowledge of Unix
  • Use of React JS for web development
  • SAFe certifications
  • Technology, framework or process certifications


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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