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Caterpillar is investing in our digital future, and we’re looking for a talented and motivated Data Architect to help build a world class platform to host a wide range of applications.  


Our iconic products have evolved from mechanical work horses to highly sophisticated, and electronically-controlled worksite solutions. This transformation, along with our smart factories and our integrated dealer network, has a wealth of data ready to be leveraged by our customers and our dealers. We’re generating innovative solutions from millions of data points and hundreds of thousands of IoT connected assets.


JOB DUTIES: As a Data Architect you will be part of the Data & Analytics architecture team responsible for developing data strategy, establishing data standards, designing data management tool strategy, and supporting overall digital platform architecture.



  • Lead approach to mature data architecture capabilities for relational and NoSQL modeling.
  • Lead/participate effort to identify and drive selection of platform and data management technologies to meet capability gaps in the data platform.
  • Responsible/participate for building strategy for data domains working closely with business partners and data SMEs.
  • Lead/participate in business projects that will leverage enterprise data platform.
  • Support effort to develop enterprise data model and data catalog for digital platform.
  • Develop and/or support data standards for the enterprise data platform.
  • Support data design governance activities to manage data standards and solution design.
  • Expected to keep up with emerging trends & technologies, new startups in big data and analytics and keep abreast of latest related research.
  • Mentor and coach architects to develop talent pipeline of information and integration architects.
  • Support efforts to migrate legacy systems to enterprise data platforms.
  • Be an evangelist to promote understanding and usage of enterprise data to build digital applications.


Basic qualifications:

  • Four-year degree from an accredited college or university in a computer or related field
  • 8+ years of IT job experience related to data architecture, data integration, and data modeling for relational and NoSQL / documented databases
  • Must have in-depth understanding and experience in SQL and NoSQL data modeling & performance tuning and at least two or more of the following: data integration, data lakes, Big Data transformations, Analytics, Data Profiling, Data Quality Management, Data Governance
  • Strong understanding of Agile SDLC implementation in public cloud eco-system including environments management, test automation, peer review, CI/CD, resource optimization, etc.
  • Demonstrated experience in defining strategy and architecting complex integrated enterprise solutions for digital applications


Top candidates will also have:

  • Keen self-interest in keeping up with emerging technologies and acquire practical knowledge on how to apply them for business use
  • Experience with data modeling tools like Erwin and data governance tools like Collibra
  • Strong leadership skills to communicate and influence business and IT leaders
  • Demonstrated experience in coaching and mentoring architects, technical leads, and developers
  • Familiarity with ML and data analytics (AWS preferred)
  • Understanding of enterprise data integration and analytical platforms (C3 IoT, etc.)
  • Hands-on development experience in public cloud environment (AWS preferred) 
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In the heart of Chicago's lively West Loop area, we have easy access to public transport, great bars and restaurants, and an awesome office roof deck.

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