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Lead Software Integration Architect provides technical leadership and otherwise contributes to design, development and deployment of Systems Integration components of Caterpillar’s state-of-the-art digital platform and advances goals of Systems Integration and Platform Adoption team. This team helps building a world class platform to host a wide range of digital applications. Besides other tasks, described below, team members are expected to serve as advisors on multiple integration/migration projects related to moving legacy applications to a new API platform.



  • Competent to perform all programming, project management, and development assignments without close supervision; normally assigned the more complex aspects of systems work
  • Provides inputs and shares ideas with the leadership Participates in and contributes to in-depth architecture reviews of the projected deliverables
  • Manages/contributes to detailed software integration deliverables from concept and initiation to the end of development
  • Works directly on complex application/technical problem identification and resolution, including responding to occasional off-shift and weekend support calls
  • Works independently on complex systems or infrastructure components that may be used by one or more applications or systems
  • Maintains high standards of software quality within the team by establishing good practices and habits
  • Communicates with end users and internal customers to help guide them for the purpose of API platform adoption that may include development, debugging, and testing of application software for accuracy, integrity, interoperability, and completeness
  • Performs integrated testing of components that requires careful planning and execution to ensure timely, quality results.
  • Manages the completion of its own work assignments and coordinates work with others.  Based on past experiences and knowledge, normally works independently with minimal management input and review of end results.
  • Participates in brainstorming sessions focused on developing new approaches to meeting quality goals in the measure(s) stated.


Must have qualifications:

  • Four-year degree from an accredited college or university in Computer Science or related discipline
  • Five years or more of software development experience or at least three years of experience with master’s degree in computer science or related field
  • Five years or more of experience in designing and developing software applications in Java or at least three years of experience in Java with master’s degree in computer science or related field
  • Knowledgeable in Cloud Architecture and cloud deployment practices with at least two years of in-depth experience with various components of AWS
  • Adept with working within an Agile framework (ideally Scrum)
  • Solid knowledge of computer science fundamentals like data structures, data bases and algorithms


Experience in many of the following a strong plus:

  • Designing, developing, deploying and maintaining software at scale
  • Developing software applications using relational and Nosql databases
  • Application architectural patterns, such as MVC, Microservices, Event-driven, etc.
  • Deploying software using CI/CD tools such as Jenkins, GoCD, Azure Devops etc.
  • Experience designing well-defined Restful APIs
  • Experience writing API proxies on platforms such as Apigee Edge, AWS API Gateway or Azure API Gateway
  • Hands one experience with API tools such as Swagger, Postman and Assertible
  • Test driven development and behavior driven development
  • Ability to work under pressure and within time constraints





Visa sponsorship available for eligible applicants.


EEO/AA Employer.  All qualified individuals - Including minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities - are encouraged to apply.


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Where we are

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.

Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RLanguages
    • ScalaLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • Backbone.jsFrameworks
    • Ember.jsFrameworks
    • HadoopFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • SparkFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks
    • Amazon Web ServicesFrameworks
    • AWS ElasticSearchFrameworks
    • AWS Code PipelineFrameworks
    • DockerFrameworks
    • ApigeeFrameworks
    • FlinkFrameworks
    • AkkaFrameworks
    • Amazon ECSFrameworks
    • MySQLDatabases
    • OracleDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • DynamoDBDatabases
    • RDSDatabases
    • SalesforceCRM

What are Caterpillar Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
Caterpillar Inc. participates in local volunteer activities such as the Chase Corporate Challenge
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
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
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
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
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Game Room
Recreational Clubs
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks

An Insider's view of Caterpillar

What are some social events your company does?

Whether we’re working virtually or in-person, we are always looking for ways to have fun and grow as a team. Team dinners, coffee chats, ax throwing, chess club, and virtual happy hours are just a few of the activities we do to make work more fun and connect with colleagues around the world.



What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?

It’s amazing to be able to work in an architectural framework where we can negotiate between speed to market and a solid application – software that is well-built, well-designed, well-tested. I find this negotiation both challenging and exhilarating.


Lead Software Engineer

How does the company support your career growth?

I’ve been with Caterpillar for 20 years now, and I’ve been lucky to work on teams that have different focuses. I’ve worked on everything from engineering applications to the latest and greatest digital technology applications.


Digital Product Manager

What projects are you most excited about?

Deep learning algorithms, popularized in the past five years, allow us to scan huge volumes of data from Caterpillar's fleet of connected engines and machines for unusual patterns. We're now able to make sophisticated predictions that wouldn’t have been possible 20 years ago.


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