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R&D Director

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Date: Jan 20, 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.


Purpose of role:
To provide management control and guidance to the teams responsible for the development and maintenance of the CDK DMS software, ensuring that R&D is correctly resourced and properly skilled to support the global, regional and country business and performance objectives.
Key Duties & Responsibilities
  • Lead technology evaluation, architecture, and design with strong focus on cloud-hosting and open-source, AWS, or Azure stack.
  • Build and lead a team of experienced developers
  • Manage and support technology in alignment with CDKI’s Product & Platform Strategy
  • Identify, build, and manage common reusable components/services
  • Drive strategies that support on-prem environment and public cloud provider (AWS or Azure).
  • Work closely with application and solution architects to maintain and ensure best-practice paradigms are used in all systems. Provide solution recommendations as appropriate.
  • Collaborate with IT Leadership on Technical Strategy.
  • Influence and inspire technical leads servicing CDKI
  • Participate and work with corporate wide technical committees to influence technology direction, build consensus, and architectural decisions.
  • Create technical documentations and presentations for varied audiences.
Skills / Knowledge & Experience:
  • Significant IT experience, architecting and designing enterprise-scale web and/or mobile apps.
  • Demonstrable experience leading team of architects and/or senior software developers
  • Software as a Service (SAAS) and Open Source implementation experience
  • Significant experience with defining application architecture for AWS or Azure
  • Hands-on experience with architecting and implementation of solutions using frameworks such as MVC and technologies such as Node.js and Angular JS.
  • Experience with Web Services, Microservices, and Asynchronous Messaging.
  • Knowledgeable and comfortable working in Agile SDLC/ DevOPs/Scrum processes.
  • Must possess strong work ethic; team player with great verbal/written communication, and organization skills


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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