Caterpillar
Cat Digital uses digital technologies to help Caterpillar Inc. customers build a better world.
Chicago, IL
Remote

LEAD SOFTWARE ENGINEER

| Chicago
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JOB DESCRIPTION

Description

 

JOB PURPOSE:

 

At Caterpillar, you are part of a work family that builds what matters! Come, play a pivotal role in building the next generation digital solutions that power worksites across the world.

Cat Digital has an exciting opportunity for a talented and motivated Lead Software Engineer in Chicago. As the Lead Software Engineer, you will spearhead the design, development and deployment of Caterpillar’s state-of-the-art condition monitoring product.  You will build and be part of a fast moving global team that will develop a best-in-class product for Caterpillar dealers worldwide, to lower cost of service, and improve customer support.

 

JOB DUTIES: Responsibilities of the incumbents are across functional lines with individuals assigned in new program development and/or maintenance of existing mobile, WEB, Cloud, server, personal computer, mainframe, and/or distributed computing systems.

 

Competent to perform all programming, project management, and development assignments without close supervision; normally assigned the more complex aspects of systems work.

  • Acts as team leader for development and support groups; provides programming and application/technical leadership, guidance, and assistance to other team members.
  • Works directly on complex application/technical problem identification and resolution, including responding to 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.
  • Drives application development focused around delivering business valuable features
  • Mentor and assist software engineers, providing technical assistance and direction as needed
  • Maintains high standards of software quality within the team by establishing good practices and habits
  • Identifies and encourage areas for growth and improvement within the team
  • Guide the team to develop a structured application/interface code, new program documentation, operations documentation and user guides in a casual, flexible environment
  • Communicate with end users and internal customers to help direct development, debugging, and testing of application software for accuracy, integrity, interoperability, and completeness
  • Lead development of new functionality and applications on cross-functional Agile project teams
  • Performs integrated testing and customer acceptance testing of components that requires careful planning and execution to ensure timely, quality results.

The position manages the completion of its own work assignments and coordinates work with others.  Based on past experiences and knowledge, the incumbent normally works independently with minimal management input and review of end results.

 

 

Typical customers include Caterpillar customers, dealers, other external companies who purchase services offered by Caterpillar as well as internal business unit and/or service center groups.  The position is challenged to quickly and correctly identify problems that may not be obvious. The incumbent solves problems by determining the best course of action, within departmental guidelines, from many existing solutions. The incumbent sets priorities and establishes a work plan in order to complete broadly defined assignments and achieve desired results. The position participates in brainstorming sessions focused on developing new approaches to meeting quality goals in the measure(s) stated.

 

Qualifications

 

Basic qualifications:

 

·      4-year degree from an accredited college or university

·      8+ years of experience in designing and developing software applications in Java OR at least five plus years of experience in Java with a master’s degree.

·      1+ years of experience with Cloud Technology.

 

Top candidates will also have:

 

·       Proven experience in many of the following,

o   Designing, developing, deploying and maintaining software at scale.

o   Batch or stream processing systems such as Apache Spark, Flink, Akka, Storm

o   Message brokers such as Kafka, RabbitMq, AWS SQS, AWS SNS, Apache ActiveMQ, Kinesis.

o   Datastores such as MongoDB, Cassandra, Redis, Elasticsearch, MySQL, Oracle.

o   Developing software applications using relational and Nosql databases.

o   Application architectural patterns, such as MVC, Microservices, Event-driven, etc.

o   Deploying software using CI/CD tools such as Jenkins, GoCD, Azure Devops etc.

o   At least three plus years of deploying and maintaining software using public clouds such as AWS or Azure.

o   Working within an Agile framework (ideally Scrum).

o   Debugging and maintaining software in Linux or Unix platforms.

o   Experience designing well-defined Restful APIs

o   Experience writing API proxies on platforms such as Apigee Edge, AWS API Gateway or Azure API Gateway

o   Hands one experience with API tools such as Swagger, Postman and Assertible

o   Test driven development and behavior driven development.

o   Hands on experience with testing tools such as Selenium and Cucumber and their integration into CI/CD pipelines.

·       Must demonstrate solid knowledge of computer science fundamentals like data structures and algorithms.

·       Ability to work under pressure and within time constraints.

·       Passion for technology and an eagerness to contribute to a team-oriented environment.

·       Demonstrated leadership on medium to large-scale projects impacting strategic priorities.

 

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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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What are Caterpillar Perks + Benefits

Culture
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 stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Diversity
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)
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.

Madison

Recruiter

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.

MacGregor

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.

Rakshan

Digital Product Manager

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

The team should be comfortable approaching me with any kind of issue — like improving a process, getting rid of unnecessary ceremonies or something else — and know that I will address it. I believe a manager should be the first line of defense against bugs and conflicting priorities, and my team needs to know that I have their back.

Stan

Software Engineering 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.

Dan

Analytics Director

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