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Senior Product Manager APIs, Events, and Data Streams (Austin TX or San Jose CA)

Date:  Jun 11, 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 API and Apps marketplace with big data 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.


Automotive APIs and Data Analytics


CDK is looking for a Senior Product Manager: APIs Events, and Data Streams and Data Analytics who has successfully developed and executed product roadmaps, launched and driven adoption for API (application programming interface), Events, and Data Streams based products & services, in large enterprise software companies. S/he is familiar with partner programs and has engaged with ISVs (Independent Software Vendors) and application developer partners. S/he has experience developing new APIs and modernizing existing interfaces / APIs. Leveraging technical, analytical, process and leadership skills, this role will drive the next generation of automotive digital transformation.


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.


The ideal candidate for this role has a background in agile product management, building, launching and scaling products & services, 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 big-data platform, products, services & analytics. Have understanding of REST API and App marketplaces.

  • Engage in building and executing the product strategy and go-to-market activities.
  • Modernize existing interfaces / APIs and develop new APIs.
  • Define and manage API product portfolio; identify new products & areas of business growth leveraging APIs, Events, and Data Streams
  • Identify how to monetize existing and new API capabilities.
  • Drive use-cases for API integration with third-party apps through Fortellis, including reporting & dashboards.
  • This role works closely with dealers, OEMs and third-party application developers to gather requirements.
  • Leverage your deep market and technical knowledge to partner with R&D to build and then take new offerings to market.


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

  • Minimum 5 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 products, services & analytics.
  • Automotive experience highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing APIs and applications using APIs.
  • Experience preferred with modernizing existing interfaces / APIs.
  • Experience preferred with app marketplaces and driving API adoption.
  • Experience with cloud, SaaS and PaaS desirable.
  • 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 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

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