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Date: Jun 6, 2019

Location: Portland, OR, US, 97201

Company: CDK

Job Description

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.



Want to change how consumers shop for and buy cars? CDK Global Inc. is transforming the car retail industry to make the car-buying experience better for consumers as well as efficient for the car dealers. The Shared Services business line at CDK Global Inc. is looking for a highly motivated, skilled and experienced lead engineer to help us realize the overall platform vision for CDK. Reporting into the business line leader for Shared Services, you will provide technical thought leadership to the Shared Services teams to deliver enterprise grade, industry leading platform upon which all our other products would live. This job requires strong communication skills (interpersonal, written and spoken), a compulsive respect for deadlines, creative imagination, serious technical chops and an ability to roll with and contribute to a disciplined-but-entrepreneurial work environment.

Your key responsibilities:

  • Drive Shared Services design/implementation collaborating closely with appropriate Software Development Leadership, Enterprise Architects, Product and Business.
  • Bring in strong perspective and collaborative partnership environment that leads change and motivates engineers to design systems for today, but enable the flexibility, robustness in the system so that it can survive in an ever-changing environment.
  • Balance the need for rapid change, with rigor around systems and architectural concerns.
  • Implement practices that supports rapid development of platform without compromising the quality.
  • Ensure delivery of the requirements on time with quality (functionality, architecture, design, implementation, et al).
  • Collaborate with Product, EA and Strategy to design appropriate infrastructure for global platform at scale.
  • Maintain services once they are live by measuring, monitoring and ensuring availability, latency, performance and overall system health.
  • Drive sustainable incident response, disaster recovery and blameless postmortems.
  • Rapidly debug, optimize problems / processes and automate routine tasks.
  • Perform hands on development and earnestly / respectfully coach other engineers in the team.
  • Foster a culture of technical excellence, continuous learning, continuous improvement, collaboration and innovation.


Who you are:

  • Someone who is passionate about designing, implementing, analyzing and troubleshooting large-scale distributed systems.
  • Someone who methodically solves problems with a sense of ownership and drive.
  • Someone who has the technical expertise and hands-on skills to partner with team members and be comfortable diving into the fray as and when needed.
  • Someone who has the ability to pass on the knowledge and design to team members in a way that they can understand it and complete the work efficiently.
  • Someone who has the ability to work in a dynamic and hyper growth work environment.
  • Someone who is capable of leading an engaging and fruitful discussion with upper management.
  • Someone who has the ability to thrive in a high-pressured but highly customer-oriented environment.
  • Someone who has the ability to contribute to multiple projects/demands simultaneously.
  • Someone who has the ability to grasp and assimilate unfamiliar technologies quickly and be comfortable implementing / evangelizing them.


Your Tech skills:

  • Expert level knowledge in Java, Node.js, JavaScript, HTML5 and CSS.
  • Proficient with Spring, SpringBoot, Hibernate, etc.
  • Proficient with performance and scalability analysis.
  • Strong database skills (SQL, NoSQL).
  • Experience with AWS (Lambda, API Gateway, DynamoDB, S3, SQS, SNS, IAM).
  • Experience with modern web UI frameworks (i.e. React).
  • Experience with Git, Atlassian stack.
  • Experience with Terraform, Splunk, monitoring and alerting systems.
  • Experience with Okta, OAuth and other authentication schemes.
  • Familiar with unit and integration testing frameworks.
  • Familiar with Selenium framework.
  • Experience with OpenAPI Spec.
  • Experience with OAuth 2.0 flows.


Plus, if you have experience with:

  • Experience designing, implementing and managing fault tolerant platforms / solutions with 999+ availability in public cloud infrastructures - AWS, Azure and/or GCP.
  • Experience with Apigee.
  • Experience with RabbitMQ.
  • AWS Solution Architect certification.
  • Experience collaborating with offshore teams.



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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