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 new or improved software to meet ongoing functional, market, manufacturer or legislative needs and thus ensure that CDK Dealer Services products maintain their market leading position.
Key Duties & Responsibilities
Participate in the development lifecycle with a focus on developing new features and functionalities for enterprise software solutions, encompassing service layers, integration, user interfaces and data.
Propose product enhancements and the adoption of new features, including new technologies.
Create and design programming code.
Make recommendations on how software features and functionality can best be utilized by the end-user.
Attends training courses as required and stay abreast of evolving internal processes and industry developments.
Applies problem-solving skills to provide customer support to resolve escalations.
Works in a team environment.
Follows all engineering standards and practices and measure & achieve engineering metrics/goals
Directs and guides clients through resolution of technical issues.
Provides other ad hoc support and duties as assigned.
Create sophisticated, imaginative and efficient reusable software solutions for large scale systems, across multiple browsers for various devises and operating systems.
Evaluate requirements and initial mock-ups, make technology recommendations that support optimal construction, maintenance and performance.
Assess new issues and take ownership of establishing protocol for problem resolution.
Technically documents software deliverables, through user cases, design documents and technical specifications.
An ability to work to pre-defined timescales.
Conduct development hand-over training to internal and external departments/customers as required.
Secure all developments and documents using the software repository or an off-line medium.
Contribute to the internal Quality Review process as a reviewer of other developers.
Lead and assist in the installation, implementation and support of field test / pilot of completed developments.
Work with product owners to help define business requirements and specifications.
Provide technical direction with regard to the development of others within the team.
Be able to demonstrate the ability to organize and present complex solutions clearly and accurately.
Be able to understand and interpret existing application software solutions.
Be able to demonstrate expertise in interpreting business requirement specifications and design efficient software solutions to meet the stated requirements that support business processes with a high-degree of user-database interaction.
Skills / Knowledge & Experience
Experience in C# (.NET) and/or NodeJs or any contemporary programming language
Solid experience in cloud environments (AWS, Google Cloud, MS Azure)
Strong knowledge of the DOM and CSS (HTML5 & CSS3)
Experience in designing and building persistence layers using relational and non-relational database technologies such as Oracle and PostgreSQL
Experience in REST API design principles
Experience in writing automated tests (unit tests, integration tests)
Experience in version control and CI/CD tools (Git, Stash, Jenkins, Bamboo)
Solid understanding of object oriented programming principles. Knowledge of Functional programming principals advantageous.
A working knowledge of current operating systems (UNIX, LINUX, MS Windows etc.).
An appreciation of Scrum based Agile development methods and processes.
Existing Automotive Domain Knowledge advantageous
Excellent communication skills in English. Dutch and/or German is advantageous.
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.