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Design System Designer (UI)

San Jose, CA, US, 95134


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.



We're looking for a user centered UI Designer to join our Design System Team. We value creative, self-driven individuals who care about the work they produce and the people they work with—and we love a good sense of humor, too.


The Design Systems team is responsible for creating the visual-and-interactive system that product teams rely upon to build inclusive and usable product user experiences in a scalable and repeatable way. Our design system consists of the components and patterns, guidelines, and toolkits that enable designers and engineers to quickly-and-efficiently build products.


As the Design System UI Designer II you will…

  • Collaboratively designing the visual, interactions, micro-interactions and animations of UI Components
  • Creating detailed design specifications and write guidelines that explain how to use a component
  • Design a WCAG compliant accessible and inclusive design system that is considerate of all
  • Review and visually validate components match specifications before release
  • Research and evaluate the usability of design solutions
  • Give and receive feedback with kindness and candor
  • Research, understand and empathize with the unique needs of CDK Users



  • A portfolio demonstrating your design experience as a UI Designer
  • 3-5 of professional experience OR Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in User Experience, Human Factors and 3+ experience
  • 3 – 5 years of experience with Sketch and InVision.  
  • Experience working with a team that follows Agile methodologies and understanding the design process
  • Proficient in Atlassian Confluence + JIRA, Jira Align, and Slack
  • Self-motivated and able to work well with a diverse group of people.
  • Comfortable with ambiguity and malleable workflows
  • Experience working with and applying user research data
  • Attention to detail with borderline obsessive organizational skills
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • An understanding of SAFe© is highly desired



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: San Jose
Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto

Job Segment: User Experience, Cloud, Technology

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