Data Platform Architect

  • CDK Global
  • Portland, OR, USA
  • Mar 15, 2019
[Information Technology]

Job Description

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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 28,000retail locations and most automotivemanufacturers. CDK Global solutions automate and integrate critical processes from pre-sale targeted advertising to the sale, financing, insurance, partssupply, repair and maintenance of vehicles, with an increasing focus on utilizing data analytics and predictive intelligence.

Were 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, were hiring to support your growth and ours -Greenlight your career.

The data platform architect is a hands-on data architect position which will play a key role in defining and driving the data strategy, and will own the data platform architecture end-to-end.


  • Play a key role in defining and driving the data strategy, target platform and governance principles
  • Create a fluid, end-to-end vision for how data will flow through the organization, including data acquisition from legacy systems
  • Own end-to-end architecture vision & roadmap for the data platform to support the data strategy
  • Design of infrastructure & technology for data platform, including owning technology selection
  • Understand and be accountable for the financial implications of the design
  • Plan what the system is going to look like in year 1, year 2 etc. and define achievable transitions
  • Be hands-on, especially with the initial implementation work
  • Plan for the integration of new technologies
  • Ensure all non-functional aspects of the platform are addressed; including scalability, security, maintainability and supportability
  • Continually monitor current state, business direction & technology trends to ensure the platform direction is sustainable
  • Identify opportunities for technical innovation that add value to the platform
  • 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 writing code alongside software engineers
  • Work closely with architects from across the organisation to ensure alignment with the broader technical strategy
  • Work closely with other platform teams/project management/release management that may be dependent on/impacted by changes in the platform scope or technical implementation


  • Experience in defining and implementing data strategies
  • Experienced in integrating data in batch and near real-time
  • Establishing and embedding data management and governance processes
  • Experienced Data Architect or Solution Architect with considerable exposure to data led environments
  • Specific experience defining Data Architecture, including future/target architectures
  • Experience with big data and deep understanding of associated tools such as Redshift, Hadoop, Spark, HBase, Hive Solr and Kafka
  • Knowledge of Data Analytics offerings from AWS, GCP or Azure
  • Experience working within agile led environments

CDK Global knows you have passions outside of work. You have family, friends, sporting events, and lots of things going on. Thats 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 perspectivesthey 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.

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