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Software Engineer - Backend

Date:  Jul 22, 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.


Senior Software Engineer – Backend 

This position is based in Portland, Oregon 


What You Get to Do in This Role 

  • Be part of a team of super-smart engineers building the next-gen multi-tenant SAAS applications 
  • Develop the expertise in the CDK Global key legacy technologies and products to be able to develop and maintain such products on an on-going basis 
  • Assist with on-premises legacy solutions as needed, refactor legacy solutions into cloud-based solutions 
  • Design and implement comprehensive software solutions that meet functional requirements in support of a given initiative 
  • Implement proof of concepts, frameworks, or libraries as needed 
  • Participates in design and code reviews for other development projects 
  • Proactively identify areas for optimization and troubleshoot application slowness and performance issues to provide appropriate solution 
  • Improve and meet service availability, reliability, performance, scalability and security SLAs through tuning, automation, tools, and process 
  • Develop application test plans. This can include regression, integration, or full system test plans. 
  • Get intensive training/coaching on following key legacy technologies and products to takeover some of the CDK Global legacy products. 
  • Drive and Drive Flex Architecture, Design, Implementation, Deployment, Operations, and Support 
  • Reality, which is the Basic programming language, the English query language and the PROC (procedural) scripting language, is written in Reality Assembly Language. CoRA (Common Reality Architecture) is a system that translates Reality Assembly Language into C and replaces some of the code that would not be appropriate to translate, such as the reality kernel, with code written directly in C language. The translated code and direct C code are linked together to form the reality executable. 
  • Supporting CoRA (Common Reality Architecture) requires: 
  • A working knowledge of Basic, English, and PROC (procedural) programming. 
  • A knowledge of the reality assembly language and the environment it creates. 
  • C programming. 
  • General Unix knowledge. 


Required Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field (Information Technology). An advanced degree in a related area, an asset 
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience - design, development, and operationalization of scalable, resilient, high-volume client-facing web and service-oriented applications 
  • Hands on experience with programming languages like C 
  • Ability to grasp and assimilate unfamiliar technologies quickly and be comfortable implementing them 
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team while demonstrating initiative and using good business acumen 


Optional Qualifications 

  • Expertise in developing cloud solutions and supporting application migrations to the cloud (AWS preferred) 
  • Expertise in SOA, APIs, web services concepts, and standards. 
  • Experience in designing and implementing large server software with particular attention to security, scalability and high performance 
  • Work in an Agile environment with CI and CD process  
  • Experience with Git, Atlassian stack, monitoring and alerting systems 
  • Experience in working with DevOps, container development and authentication schemes 




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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