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Lead Infrastructure Engineer, SRE

Company: CDKGlobal
Location: Austin
Posted on: September 11, 2021

Job Description:

Power the Possibilities
The CDK Global technology team is looking for collaborative innovators who are passionate about making their mark on emerging enterprise software products. We’re building and developing cloud technology for the automotive retail industry
that will change the landscape for automotive dealers, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and the customers they serve.

Be Part of Something Bigger
Each year, more than three percent of the U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) is attributed to the auto industry, which flows through our customer, the auto dealer. It’s time you joined an evolving marketplace where research and development
investment is measured in the tens of billions. It’s time you were a part of something bigger.

We’re expanding our workforce – engineers, architects, developers and more – onboarding early adopters who can optimize, pivot and keep pace with ever-evolving development roadmaps and applications.

Join Our Team
Growth potential, flexibility and material impact on the success and quality of a next-gen, enterprise software product make CDK an excellent choice for those who thrive in challenging, fast-paced engineering environments.
The possibilities for impact are endless. We have exceptional opportunities to evolve our industry by driving change through new technology.

If you’re ready for high-impact, you’re ready for CDK.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:


  • Analyzing complex business and software requirements leading to the selection and implementation of appropriate technical solutions.
  • Ensuring the software and development requirements align to the defined infrastructure service standards
  • Ensure architecture, process, standards and best practice documentation is current
  • Work with internal groups such as Development, Product, QA, Sales as needed to design and encourage standardization, best practice and service take-up.
  • Optimizing and tuning designs based on performance and root cause analysis
  • Analysis of existing solutions alignment to infrastructure standards and providing feedback to both evolve and mature the solution.
  • Utilizing your experience and skillset to influence and guide the Infrastructure Services Roadmap
  • In depth knowledge/experience on usage and architectural best practices of the following data center technologies
    • X86 server hardware architectures and specifications
    • Microsoft Windows and Linux server operating system architectural features and applications in large scale computing environments and Web Services (IIS, Apache)
    • Server virtualization technologies (VMware preferred) technical features and architectural considerations
    • Block and File based storage technologies and technical considerations of best practices implementations
    • Peripheral infrastructure services such as DNS, Microsoft Active Directory architecture concepts and implementations
  • Broad understanding/experience across full stack infrastructure technologies
    • Database solutions (SQL/NoSQL)
    • Containerization Solutions (Docker, Kubernetes)
    • DevOps processes and tooling
    • Hypervisor (VMware) and Virtualization technologies
    • Message queuing, data streaming and caching solutions
    • Micro-service architecture
    • Networking principles and concepts
  • Development experience in Python and/or Powershell, knowledge of Terraform and Ansible is a requirement
  • Broad understanding/experience on usage and architectural best practices of AWS/public cloud technologies:
    • RDS
    • Lambda
    • Load Balancing (ALB/ELB)
    • EC2
    • EBS
    • S3
  • Experience of working within an Infrastructure team utilizing Private/Public/Hybrid cloud models
  • Strong analytical, critical thinking and presentation/communication skills
  • Experience of designing, optimizing and troubleshooting public cloud platforms associated with large, complex application stacks
  • Have clear and concise communication and be comfortable working with at all levels in the organization
  • Effective at both collaboration and negotiation with internal stakeholders.
  • Capable of managing and prioritize multiple projects with competing resource requirements and timelines
  • Years of Experience:
    • 10 yrs+ working in an IT Infrastructure related role along with associated design experience.
  • AWS Architect certification (associate or professional) preferred along with hands on experience of designing and managing AWS cloud solutions.
  • Preferred experience with Infrastructure as code (CloudFormation, Terraform)
  • Previous experience working as a either a Technical Architect, Solutions Architect, Technical Design Authority or Solutions Designer would be preferred
  • Microsoft Server and/or Linux Server certification preferred





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.

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 protected veteran status.  

Keywords: CDKGlobal, Austin , Lead Infrastructure Engineer, SRE, Other , Austin, Texas

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