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Development Manager

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Date: Jan 27, 2019

Location: Waterloo, ON, CA, N2L 1T2

Company: CDK

Job Description

Accelerate Your Career


Drive global technology


With more than $2 billion in revenues, CDK Global is a leading global provider of integrated information technology and digital marketing solutions to the automotive retail and adjacent industries. Focused on enabling end-to-end automotive commerce, CDK provides solutions to dealers in more than 100 countries around the world, serving approximately 28,000 retail locations and most automotive manufacturers.   CDK Global solutions automate and integrate critical processes from pre-sale targeted advertising to the sale, financing, insurance, parts supply, repair and maintenance of vehicles, with an increasing focus on utilizing data analytics and predictive intelligence.


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


From data scientists to sales and client service experts, we’re hiring to support your growth and ours - Green light your career.




Manages professional staff of development for defined products. Ensures the success of development of program logic for new applications or analysis and modification logic in existing applications or solutions. Ensures that system improvements are successfully implemented. Has accountability for the performance and results of a team within own function. Adapts departmental plans and priorities to address resource and operational challenges. Decisions and problem-solving are guided by policies, procedures and business plan; receives guidance from senior manager. Provides technical guidance to employees, colleagues and/or customers.


Essential Job Functions

  • Manages the activities development for software application enhancements and new products.
  • Oversees the analysis, design, programming, debugging, and modification of software applications 
  • Partners with product managers, marketing, sales, and users to define application requirements and/or necessary modifications.
  • Recruits, manages, and develops professional staff, ensuring the efficient operation of a development team. 
  • Receives assignments in the form of objectives and determines how to use resources to meet schedules and goals. 
  • Provides guidance to subordinates within the latitude of established company policies. 
  • Recommends changes to policies and establishes procedures within R&D.
  • Works on issues of diverse scope where analysis of situation or data requires evaluation of a variety of factors, including an understanding of current business trends.
  • Follows processes and operational policies in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions.
  • Frequently interacts with subordinate supervisors, customers, and/or functional peer group managers, normally involving matters between functional areas, other company divisions or units, or customers and the company.
  • Lead a cooperative effort among members of a project team.
  • Fosters effective collaboration in face-to-face and virtual settings


Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree with at least 8 years of engineering experience
  • At least 2 years of experience in people management/leading teams
  • Basic project management experience


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 RRSP 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 veteran status.  Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.


CDK Global sait que des passions vous animent en dehors du travail. La famille, les amis, les événements sportifs et des tas d’autres choses occupent votre vie. C’est pourquoi nous offrons un ensemble exhaustif d’avantages sociaux non seulement pour prendre soin de vous, mais aussi de votre famille. Tous les avantages offerts entrent en vigueur dès le premier jour de votre embauche et incluent un REER avec contribution équivalente, des congés payés pour vous remettre en forme ou faire don de votre temps au sein de votre communauté, et le remboursement de frais de scolarité, pour n’en énumérer que quelques-uns.


Chez CDK, nous nous enorgueillissons de la diversité de nos effectifs. Nous estimons et célébrons le caractère unique de chaque individu et les points de vue variés qu’ils apportent. Nous offrons des chances d’accès égales en matière d’emploi sans égard à la race, la couleur, la religion, le genre, l’identité ou l’expression du genre, l’orientation sexuelle, l’origine nationale, la génétique, l’état de handicap, l’âge, la situation matrimoniale, ou l’état de protection d’anciens combattants.


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