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Date: Jan 24, 2019

Location: Hungerford, England, GB, RG17 0YL

Company: CDK

Job Description

Accelerate Your Career

Drive global technology


We’re a global market leader in providing software and digital marketing solutions to the automotive industry. We’re innovating the way that automotive dealerships drive their customers’ car-buying experience from the moment they run a search online all the way through to bringing their car back in for a service. Join us and be a part of the evolution.


We’re large enough to make a difference but small enough for your voice to be heard. This means that we are an organisation 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.


What you’ll be doing


You’ll sit as a senior developer providing new or improved software to meet ongoing functional, market, manufacturer or legislative needs and thus ensure that CDK Dealer Services products maintain their market leading position.


We are looking for experienced developers who are comfortable providing input and insight into the development cycle leveraging their experience and achievements.


Daily you’ll be;


  • Develop application software conforming to quality guidelines based on the requirement definitions provided
  • Investigate and provide solutions for software problems identified in testing or via Support
  • Provide technical and process documentation to supplement user stories or specifications
  • Provide assistance to QA personnel in the testing and documentation process.
  • Conduct development hand-over training to internal and external departments/customers as required
  • Contribute to the internal Quality Review process as a reviewer of other developers.
  • The following are in addition to the Key Duties & Responsibilities of a Developer (D4)
  • Lead rather than assist in the installation, implementation and support of field test / pilot of completed developments
  • Work with product owners to help define business requirements and specifications.
  • Provide basic technical direction with regard to the development of others within the team
  • Demonstrable experience of accepting responsibility for whole projects or areas of product.


Skills and Experience you’ll need;


  • Experience of software development in a language such as VB, C++ or C#.
  • Basic knowledge of XML, XHTML and related technologies as well as a basic knowledge of networking.
  • Experience with UML2 or similar design language
  • Experience of Object Oriented Design and the use of modern database technologies such as Oracle and SQL Server.
  • Demonstrable achievements on software projects and able to demonstrate input integral to the design and leadership on those projects
  • Ability to easily recognise the elements of software architecture
  • Exposure to conventional Project Management methodologies, such as Prince 2
  • Exposure to commercial software development
  • Be able to demonstrate the ability to organise and present complex solutions clearly and accurately
  • Be able to understand and interpret existing application software solutions
  • Be able to demonstrate expertise in interpreting business requirement specifications and design efficient software solutions to meet the stated requirements that support business processes with a high-degree of user-database interaction
  • A working knowledge of current operating systems (UNIX, LINUX, MS Windows etc.).
  • Experience of working with software version control techniques, such as CVS or SourceSafe.
  • An appreciation of Scrum based Agile and/or waterfall development methods and processes
  • An ability to work to pre-defined timescales
  • A very high demonstable amount of experience in depth or bredth of software development of a business nature
  • A very high demonstrable level of understanding of CDK applications
  • A track record of delivery of large size or highly complex projects on time and meeting quality guidelines
  • An appreciation of Motor Industry terminology and business processes
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Products to ECDL /ICDL level



Why a career with CDK Global?


We demand diversity. Our people may be spread across countries, continents and cultures, but we’re united by a passion and enthusiasm to drive our business forward. This means no matter where you work you’ll feel like part of our global team. Diverse backgrounds, ideas and experiences are the only way to deliver world-class service to our customers. Our differences are our strengths


Your benefits. To help us attract and retain the best, we pay people according to performance, not length of service. We will also help you grow your career, not only through focused investment in learning and development but also by enabling you to explore the exciting opportunities our global market has to offer.


The perfect opportunity awaits. Start your career with CDK Global.

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