veterans | Technology & Applications Management Specialist II in Hoffman Estates, IL

Technology & Applications Management Specialist II

  • CDK Global
  • 2200 Stonington Ave
  • Hoffman Estates, IL 60179
  • Full-Time

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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 28,000 retail locations and most automotive manufacturers. CDK Global 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.

We re 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, we re hiring to support your growth and ours - Green light your career.

Position Summary:

This listing is for a position on our Service Operations team, which handles primary infrastructure and product alerting globally. We operate 24x7x365 to proactively monitor and maintain uptime across all sectors of CDK s operations and respond to and remediate downtime events.

Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Monitoring incoming alerts, dashboards, cases, and emails for necessary event response (environmental, applications, networking, systems, messaging, telecommunications incidents, etc ).
  • Triage incoming cases and remediate using runbooks and standard procedures, or escalate to the relevant personnel.
  • Launch, coordinate, manage communications, and drive Outage Events (bridge calls with internal experts, clients, and vendors) to remediation.
  • Maintain extensive knowledge of products, systems, and networks and provide front-line support across all sectors of our business.


  • Monitor Requests for Change and suppress monitors accordingly.
  • Decrease the signal-to-noise ratio of pages and alerts within the Global Infrastructure Services organization.
  • Maintain and improve Operational Documentation
  • Provide Outage Post-Mortems
  • Continually maintain skillset, onboard new knowledge, and pass on what you have learned.

Qualifications & Job Requirements:


  • Bachelor s Degree, Associate Degree in Information Systems or Computer Science, or 3-5 years equivalent experience in a Data Center or Network Operations Center position.
  • Working knowledge of at least two alerting platforms (Example: Nagios, SCOM, SolarWinds, Zenoss, AppDynamics, HP SIM, SNMP).
  • Understanding of Networking and Internet Protocols.
  • In-depth Windows and Linux troubleshooting knowledge (both, not one or the other).
  • Excellent Communications Skills are a Must Have. We are the primary hub of company triage and messaging and all other teams look to us to drive remediation and interaction. If you are not comfortable being uncomfortable this is not the position for you.


  • This positon is for the Hoffman, Illinois Corporate Office.
  • Be available for a one week on-call rotation every 4-6 weeks.
  • US positions typically are first or second shift but expect to work weekends and holidays.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team. Typical shifts are a minimum of two individuals working independently from a single workload pool, alternating outage events.

Experience with the following a plus:

  • Sales Force / Service Cloud.
  • At least one area of specific, in-depth technical focus (Network, Databases, Windows, Linux, Storage, Hypervisor, etc ).
  • Previous Operations Center experience.

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.