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Date: Dec 11, 2018

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.

 

 

Role summary

To work within the CDK Global Network Product Development team with a specific focus on standards, architecture, engineering, consulting, release management and escalated support of network services and products.

Main duties and responsibilities

  • Work as part of global team, and in conjunction with hosting and software teams to design and implement network infrastructure in datacenters, CDK sites and in support of customer projects.
  • Develop and manage standards for network infrastructure deployments.
  • Manage and maintain network infrastructure documentation according to agreed standards.
  • Provide consulting for major/complex customer and business projects.
  • Escalation point for assistance in troubleshooting and resolution of chronic and major issues.
  • Maintain awareness and knowledge of new and emerging technologies that could benefit the services and platform products that CDK provide and supply.
  • Support the selection of products and partners for integration in the delivery of network services and infrastructure.
  • Provide infrastructure and support documentation and training to Networks Backline team.
  • Work extended hours where necessary.
  • To undertake any other duties that may reasonably be requested.

Job function competencies

  • Demonstrates exceptional problem solving skills.
  • Has 10+ years demonstrable experience in a technical role, including positions of significant responsibility across large, complex global infrastructures.
  • Self-motivated, able to work with initiative under minimal supervision.
  • Excellent time-management.
  • Able to communicate problems and solutions articulately, in a clear and concise manner.
  • Able to provide authoritative representation of network infrastructure engineering and architecture functions too all areas and levels of CDK Global business.
  • Commercial awareness with customer-facing exposure.
  • Experience of controlling large scale projects.
  • Proven experience of contributing across a global infrastructure, and working with remote colleagues.

Experience and qualifications required

  • Excellent networking knowledge.
  • LAN/WAN protocols and design.
  • SDWAN, Cloud.
  • VLANs.
  • Load Balancing.
  • Firewalls.
  • Experience of network deployment projects including the production and maintenance of network diagrams and supporting documentation.

 

Specific technical knowledge should include:

  • Cisco.
  • Fortigate.
  • F5.
  • MPLS.
  • EZVPNs, DMVPNs.

Personal skills required

  • Ability to work unsupervised and prioritise own workload.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Able to work both individually as well as part of and in leadership of a team.
  • Responsibility – recognise when problems need escalating.
  • Accountability – be able to take ownership of problems and see them through to a satisfactory conclusion.
  • Personal presentation must be professional at all times as attendance at customer meetings/sites will be required.
  • Presentation/training skills essential.

Location

  • Some time in Hungerford.
  • Some in Bristol.
  • Occasional WfH ok.

 

 
 

 

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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