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Database Administrator

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Date: Jul 29, 2019

Location: Hungerford, England, GB, .

Company: CDK

Job Description

Accelerate Your Career

Drive global technology


With more than $2 billion in revenues, CDK Global is a leading global provider of integrated information technology and digital marketing solutions to the automotive retail and adjacent industries. Focused on enabling end-to-end automotive commerce, CDK provides solutions to dealers in more than 100 countries around the world, serving approximately 28,000 retail locations and most automotive manufacturers.   CDK Global solutions automate and integrate critical processes from pre-sale targeted advertising to the sale, financing, insurance, parts supply, repair and maintenance of vehicles, with an increasing focus on utilizing data analytics and predictive intelligence.   


We’re large enough to make a difference but small enough for your voice to be heard. This means that we are an organization where every person matters. You can make an impact on the success of our business and that of our customers regardless of what career you decide to pursue.


From data scientists to sales and client service experts, we’re hiring to support your growth and ours - Green light your career.  

Purpose of role


Under general supervision, the Database Administrator II supports the planning, design, implementation, coordination, and administration of client and internal databases. This job’s contributions are typically in regards to the fulfilment of projects and organization objectives using judgement within defined practices and procedures to accomplish moderately difficult projects.


Key Duties & Responsibilities

  • Administers database software and platforms and manages the relationships between database users, applications, and underlying infrastructure to maintain the organization's databases across multiple platforms, geographical locations and computing environments.
  • Collaborates with R&D and infrastructure staff to identify data relationships and functional requirements to achieve performance, availability, and scalability objectives.
  • Designs, develops, and deploys software tools of moderate complexity to automate database deployments, database configuration management, database software administration, and database de-provisioning to provide full information lifecycle management of CDK enterprise data.
  • Diagnoses, identifies, and resolves moderately complex database performance events; develops best practice database design patterns for use by application R&D teams for scalable and highly available enterprise application database solutions.
  • Plans computerized databases including base definition, structure, documentation, long-range requirements, operational guidelines, and protection.
  • Designs, implements, and manages database backup and recovery processes, tools, and platforms.
  • Develops and maintains both basic and advanced database tools (support, monitoring, query, and data analysis tools) for application support and operational teams to identify, diagnose, and potentially resolve database availability and performance issues of varying complexity.
  • Identifies and implements database security best practice methods, processes, and tools to secure CDK databases against unauthorized data access.
  • Implements enhancements that will improve the performance and reliability of database platforms and systems. 
  • Applies a full use and application of theories, concepts, principles, and methodologies to developmental assignments.
  • Works under normal supervision. Follows established directions. Work is reviewed for accuracy and overall adequacy.



Key Results Indicators & Measures of success 


Key Results Indicators

Measure of success

Effective and reliable design and implementation of CDK Database systems to achieve application and GIS requirements

Uptime/Availability metrics. Database software performance metrics collected and analysed. Application response time performance meets R&D and product owner expectations.

Database systems data protected data loss from corruption, application error and human error

Backup success rates. Recovery testing and audit control tests for recovery success rates.

Development teams engage with DBAs for application needs of data persistence and implementation

Number of active R&D sprint teams utilizing GIS DBA’s.

Methods, tools, and procedures designed and implemented to monitor DB performance, database waits

All databases managed have monitoring and performance baselines and are performing within defined tolerances.



Skills / Knowledge & Experience

  • 2-5 years Information Systems development experience in one or more of the following areas
    • Database Administration in Enterprise environment
    • Database Software Development
      • Logical and physical data modelling
      • Data normalization
      • Stored Procedure and SQL development, tuning and optimization
    • Web based application development using one or more of following
      • .Net
      • C/C++
      • Java/PHP/Python
    • Demonstrated experience developing and deploying scripting automation to eliminate manual, repetitive database administration tasks







Qualifications required


  • 2-5 years experience with at least one or more of following Commercial Database technologies
    • Microsoft SQL Server
    • Oracle
  • 1-2 years experience with
    • PostgreSQL
    • MongoDB


  • Bachelors in Computer Science, Information Systems, Information Sciences



  • Microsoft Certified Database Administrator
  • Oracle Certified Database Administrator
  • AWS and/or Azure experience



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.  

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