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Job Description

Stability meets Agility.


With more than $2 billion in revenues, CDK Global (NASDAQ:CDK) is a leading global provider of integrated information technology and digital marketing solutions to the automotive retail industry.  CDK Global provides solutions in more than 100 countries, serving more than 27,000 retail locations and most automotive manufacturers.


CDK Global's 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.  


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


In this development opportunity you will primarily in design, coding, testing, and supporting financial analysis software products and websites to meet customer requirements. Performs tasks using formal software development methodologies and specified R&D and/or departmental procedures. Makes decisions regarding intra-project priorities. Works with the documentation and QA groups to complete development process. May work with dealerships directly to better understand their issues and needs.



  • Analyze application requirements as it pertains to potential application design and/or interfaces to other related products.
  • Create required project and product definition documents such as functional specifications, database layouts, user interface design. Documents must adhere to any applicable ADP R&D standards.
  • Design and implement software modules.
  • Create design documents and module specifications and create interfaces to or from other applications or databases.
  • Code programs or modifications to existing programs or modules. 


Develop written application test plans. This can include regression, integration, or full system test plans.

  • Perform debugging, unit, and system level testing on programs.
  • Update and review object, module, program, and application documentation. Actively participate in any formal reviews or inspections.
  • Review and provide input to technical writers, training developers on application specific publications, on-line help implementation, and if appropriate, training class development.
  • Provide accurate time estimates for design, coding and testing. Assist in scheduling resources and status reporting for specific tasks within a project.
  • Provide assistance to junior level employees. May provide input to performance appraisals for project team members.
  • Provide accurate time estimates for design, coding and testing.
  • Build and query databases using Microsoft SQL Server.
  • Work directly with clients on development of 20 Group, manufacturer, and custom financial composites.
  • Analyze annual automotive financial statement changes and update financial statement databases.



BS/BA degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Computer Engineering, Math, or equivalent education/experience.



  • 5-7 years programming experience preferred
  • 2-3 years leadership and/or supervisory experience
  • Training and experience with formal software development methodologies and processes required, including formal testing methods.
  • Analysis and design experience is plus
  • Experience on a variety of hardware and operating systems is preferable.
  • Familiarity and/or experience with Object oriented design concepts and relational databases preferable.
  • Domain Expertise in 1-2 products or applications is preferable. (Can identify, describe, and understand business rules for those applications).
  • Knowledge of automotive dealership reporting basics is preferable.
  • Understanding of automotive financial analysis composites if preferable.



  • Proficient in at least one Microsoft .Net programming language and have been exposed to others.
  • Ability to operate PC and Office software products, such as Word and Excel.
  • Advanced understanding of Excel macros.
  • Proficient in Microsoft SQL server query language.
  • Understanding of Microsoft SQL server SSIS packages and database replication.
  • Ability to write analysis and design documents from business requirements.
  • Ability to code from requirement, functional or design documents.
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to troubleshoot technical problems and demonstrate problem solving and resourcefulness in obtaining information.
  • Ability to work as a team member and with limited supervision.
  • Ability to adapt to shifting priorities and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Demonstrated time management and completion of tasks to a definite deadline.
  • Advanced understanding of Automotive Financial Statements.
  • Understanding of basic business financial concepts such as the relationships between profit/loss, income, and expenses.
  • Basic understanding of Star Format
  • Proficient with all File Transfer Protocols.
  • Ability to build 20 Group, manufacturer, and custom automotive financial composites.


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.


CDK Global is an Equal Opportunity Employer; Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled.
We believe that diversity in all aspects of business leads to strength.

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