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Lead Product Manager AI/ML ( San Jose CA, Austin TX or Seattle WA)

Date:  Jul 20, 2021

San Jose, CA, US, 95134


Power the Possibilities, Join Our Team


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 cloud and AI/ML technology for the automotive industry that will change the landscape for automotive dealers, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and the customers they serve. Each year, more than three percent of the U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) is attributed to the auto industry, which flows through our customers.


If you’re ready to make an impact, you’re ready for CDK.


Neuron: AI/ML driven Automotive industry insights


CDK introduced Neuron, an open, intelligent data platform connected to the Fortellis Automotive Commerce Exchange™. Neuron is designed to turn high volumes of industry information into easy-to-understand, actionable insights for dealers, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and third-party software developers. The new platform uses an analytics engine, powered by artificial intelligence and machine learning, to create real-time and predictive insights. It will empower dealers and OEMs to sell and service more vehicles by helping them create more personalized and differentiated customer experiences.


CDK is a pioneer in dealership management, delivering solutions that help nearly 17,000 retail locations in North America connect and serve their customers and accelerate digital transformation. CDK is passionate about building the next generation of automotive & dealership software. We are at the forefront of innovation in the automotive industry, from creating new capabilities for connected vehicles to defining the future shape of digital retailing.


CDK is looking for a Lead Product Manager AI/ML who has successfully developed and executed product roadmaps for AI/ML based products & services, with a focus on Analytics & Business Insights, in large enterprise software companies. Leveraging technical, analytical, process and leadership skills, this role will drive the next generation of automotive digital transformation.


The ideal candidate for this role has a background in agile product management, building, launching and scaling AI/ML driven products, services & analytics, strong technical and product acumen, and ability to work in a dynamic and innovative environment.


Position Responsibilities & Essential functions


Explore, analyze and communicate market and customer needs. Define requirements, roadmap and processes for developing and launching AI/ML driven big-data platform, products, services & analytics. Have an understanding of API and App marketplaces.

  • Engage in building and executing the product strategy and go-to-market activities.
  • Leverage data and create product offerings that apply AI/ML techniques to generate analytics & business insights.
  • Identify new products & areas of business growth under Neuron initiative.
  • Identify how to monetize existing and new capabilities.
  • Incorporate AI/ML analytics capabilities into various CDK product workflows, aimed at providing value to OEMs, dealers and their customers.
  • Drive use-cases for API integration with third-party apps through Fortellis, including reporting & dashboards.
  • Potential range of capability segments: Predictive Analytics / Repairs, Prescriptive Analytics, Vehicle Recommendations, Connected Vehicle and newer evolving areas.


Leverage your deep market and technical knowledge to partner with R&D to build and then take  new offerings to market. This role also works closely with auto and parts manufacturers (OEMs), third-party software providers, and dealers to gather requirements.


Bring your product management expertise in an agile environment to incubate new innovation. This role requires collaborating cross-functionally with sales and marketing to gain market, competitive, and customer insights and translate that into outcomes that drive unique value proposition, differentiation, and market-share growth.


Qualifications & Job Requirements

  • 6 to 8+ years of Product Management experience in an agile software environment with specific experience in building roadmaps, developing user-stories, and working closely with engineering for AI/ML driven big-data platform, products, services & analytics.
  • Automotive experience highly desirable.
  • Experience with cloud, AI/ML frameworks, data pipeline and one or more of AWS (including SageMaker), Azure and GCP.
  • Experience with APIs, and preferably also with app marketplaces.
  • Familiarity with big data technologies (Hadoop, Spark, and Hive), DevOps, CI/CD pipelines.
  • Strong knowledge of software development lifecycle is expected.
  • Possess financial acumen and experience with business-case development
  • Strong cross-functional leadership and collaboration skills.
  • Ability to take ill-defined business problems and translate them into actionable plans.
  • Comfort with ambiguity and ability to act under uncertainty.
  • Ability to communicate with engineers, data scientists, and non-technical audiences.
  • Proven track record in incubating new product innovations with strong customer and market feedback into an agile development environment. Ability to foster a learning organization.
  • Excellent listening, oral, and written communication & presentation skills.
  • Self-driven, highly motivated, with drive to deliver high impact results.
  • BS in Computer Science or equivalent required. MBA desirable. Pragmatic Institute certifications highly desirable


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 match, paid time-off to re-energize, donating 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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