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APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT ARCHITECT

| Chicago

JOB DESCRIPTION

Description

This position is recognized within the Caterpillar IT community as an expert in Application Lifecycle Development. Key areas of accountability include defining core application development platforms and languages; fostering agile development methodologies; defining dev-ops pipeline strategies; researching emerging technologies and maintaining global technology roadmaps. 

 

Responsibilities include one or more of the following:

Lead assessment and design for software development domains that provide core capabilities for the enterprise.

Lead design and create roadmaps for end to end lifecycle functions

Define global dev ops pipeline strategies

Define automated testing strategies 

Lead selection of enterprise development platforms

Consult on application refactoring for cloud enablement

Develop application migration standards 

Initiate and deliver technology evaluation and recommendations.

Develop and maintain current and planned state architecture blue prints..

Typical internal customers include employees within multiple business processes or functions including multiple Business Units and Divisions.  In addition this person may have direct relationships with Global Product Owners (GPO), IT Managers, and Directors. External contacts include various companies who purchase services offered by Caterpillar and/or suppliers who provide hardware or software to Caterpillar. 

The position is challenged to identify problems quickly and correctly, some which may not be obvious. The incumbent solves problems by determining the best course of action, within departmental guidelines, from many existing solutions. Communications for needed investments, architectural changes, or business needs is critical to ensure solutions can be created to meet strategic business capability needs.

 

Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

Position requires a four year degree from an accredited college or university or 10 years relevant experience in application development or architecture.

5 plus years of experience in application development.

3 plus years with dev-ops technologies

 

Top Candidates Will Also Have:

Previous experience as an ALM architect 

Cloud PaaS experience on AWS and Azure.

Automated release and testing orchestration in Jenkins or Azure DevOps/TFS 

Experience with infrastructure automation using containers or infrastructure as code

Fluent in continuous delivery, continuous integration and A/B testing. 

Experience in automated testing tools and technologies

10+ years of Information Technology experience.

Hands-on experience with Agile methodologies.

Demonstrated strong communication skills articulating complex topics to non-technical audiences.

Proven leadership, team working, inter-personal and influential skills beyond the span of control.

Experience in managing business change, project management methods and tools.

Proven business case development, business process mapping and strategic planning.

Broad application development experience in languages such as Java, JavaScript or Python

Experience in enterprise solutions delivering availability, reliability and scalability.

Experienced as a Technical Application Architect and has demonstrated experience in setting vision and roadmaps.

 

Caterpillar is not currently hiring individuals for this position who now or in the future require sponsorship for employment visa status; however, as a global company, Caterpillar offers many job opportunities outside of the U.S. which can be found through our employment website at www.caterpillar.com/careers

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Location

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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Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Unconscious bias training
Someone's primary function is managing the company's diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
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401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
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Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Game Room
Recreational Clubs
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