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So who are we and what do we do?
CDK Global is the largest global provider of integrated information technology and digital marketing solutions to automotive dealerships and manufacturers in more than 100 countries worldwide for the world’s biggest car brands.
Although we operate on a global scale, we are small by comparison and that is a good thing. It means that we are still a business where every person matters and where anyone can make an impact on our growth and success.
We have opportunities in a wide range of business areas so wherever in the world you join us, you will get the support, training and tools you need to make significant steps forward in your career.
Position Summary :
CDK is one of the largest technology providers to the automotive industry, with more than 26,000 dealer sites in over 100 countries and nearly 9,000 employees worldwide.
From data scientists and software engineers to sales and operations experts, we're hiring to support your growth and ours.
The application architect is a hands-on architect position which will play a key role in designing microservices based systems in cloud platforms.
The right candidate will create a flexible, hierarchical storage service to store configuration data. Initially storage will be populated from RACE data, but in the future will be directly populated, both by the RACE app, as well as CDK go, and will be read from by all CDK products.
They will also work with the Application API team to present this data in a consumable JSON-formatted RESTful API. Also, work with the rest of the team to define Master Data Management strategy.
Principle Responsibilities :
Create a RestFUL API standard to allow for Create Retrieve Update Delete activities on configuration data.
Work with shared common services team to make sure that the code and architecture created can be supported by common services in the future.
Work with the dependent teams to expose current data elements and data via the new API.
Work with dependent product team to augment existing API calls to create a race project’ (so that new projects created from Proton)
Become an expert in the domains covered by our existing applications, and within our industry
Design of infrastructure & technology for data platform, including owning technology selection
Be hands-on, especially with the initial implementation work
Develop roadmaps for data design aligned with existing development programs
Assist in establishing and embedding data management and governance processes
Collaboration & Communication
Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills, equally comfortable engaging with and presenting to senior stakeholders, including C-level, as well as alongside software engineers
Work closely with architects from across the organization to ensure alignment with the broader technical strategy
Work closely with other platform and product teams / project management / release management that may be dependent on / impacted by changes in the platform scope or technical implementation
Bachelor’s / Master’s degree in Computer Science with 10+ years of relevant experience
Experience in object-oriented / object function scripting languages : Python, Java, Typescript, JavasScript, NodeJS, Java etc.
Experience in developing microservices based REST principles
Experience with relational SQL and NoSQL databases, including PostgreSQL and DynamoDB.
Experience with AWS cloud services : EC2, SQS, Elastic Cache, RDS, IAM, S3, EMR, RDS, Cloudfront, Route53, Amazon MSK
Good to have experience in Terraform
Working knowledge of message queuing, stream processing, and highly distributed data stores.
Experience with event design, event streaming & event driven architectures
Experience of API design to both internal & external parties
Establishing and embedding data management and governance processes
Experienced working in a distributed environment
Able to work in fast-paced agile led environments
Who do we look for? We look for people with the right cultural fit. That means being passionate and enthusiastic and having what it takes to drive our business forward.
We also look for people who are keen to develop new knowledge and skills, because our growth is ultimately dependent on yours.
What can we offer you? To help us attract and retain the best, we pay people according to performance, not tenure. Excel in your role here and the rewards will be excellent too.
We will also help you to grow your career, not only through focused investment in learning and development but also by enabling you to explore the opportunities our global market has to offer.
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