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Salesforce Architect at Caterpillar

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Digital

 

Job Description:

JOB PURPOSE:  
At Caterpillar, we’re delighted to be making a significant investment in our Salesforce capabilities.  We have an exciting and challenging opportunity for a Salesforce Architect.  This role will have primary focus on the Community Cloud vertical but will also assist in Architecture/Design components in the Sales and Service Clouds. This role will function as a senior member of Salesforce Solutions Team, maximizing the value of the Salesforce product while adhering to sound architectural practices.  This role will frequently collaborate with Data Architects, Platform Architects, Solution Architects and Agile development teams to ensure we are building a scalable environment that meets our customer needs and prepares us for continued innovation.


JOB RELATED STATISTICS:
•    Leads architecture solutions across Sales Cloud, Service Cloud, Community Cloud verticals as well as Heroku and Integration projects
                            
JOB DUTIES: 
This position is recognized within the Cat Digital community as an expert in the Salesforce ecosystem.  The Salesforce Architect will create and maintain architectural best practices, addressing application, data and technology in the context of business process across the various cloud verticals.  

Key areas of accountability include participating in the development of Architecture Solutions for Strategic Cat Digital projects and programs; provide input into global technology roadmaps and application evolution plans; act as a researcher and evaluator of new technology, information or integration standards; and participate in strategy development for a specific technical or business domain.

Responsibilities include one or all the following:
•    Create data architecture for datasets within Analytics.  This can include data within Salesforce or external systems
•    Einstein Analytics Dashboard development with use of SAQL, Bindings, XMD, etc.
•    Use of Dataflow to transform Salesforce platform data into analytic datasets
•    Participate in the Architecture assessment and design for Salesforce functions that provide core capabilities to our business units.
•    Lead Architecture design of integrated systems across a global footprint with users all around the world. 
•    Participate in the design and implementation of data model and metadata structures.
•    Define which data is extracted and the rules by which it is transformed for simple to moderately complex projects.
•    Participate in technology evaluation and recommendations.
•    Participate in the development and maintenance of Logical Technical Architecture diagrams. 
•    Applies an enterprise-wide view to solutions to support the adoption of standards and practices and promote reuse.
•    Participates in the analysis of technology industry and market trends to determine their potential impact on the Salesforce Architecture.
•    Employee is also responsible for performing other job duties as assigned by Caterpillar management from time to time.

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 Cat Digital Supervisors and Managers, and in some cases 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 with oversight as appropriate, 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

BACKGROUND/EXPERIENCE:
Typically, this position will require an accredited, four-year Information Technology degree, a closely related technical degree, or equivalent experience.  Multiple Salesforce certifications along the Architectural path is recommended. 

Required Qualifications:
•    Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or IT related field
•    4+ years’ experience in a Salesforce Architect role
•    Salesforce Certifications: Salesforce Administrator, Application Architect or Data Architecture and Management Designer
•    Demonstratable experience delivering component, product, and/or enterprise architecture in public cloud and/or hybrid eco-systems. 
•    Strong hands on coding experience with an OO languages (Java, Spring, Python, etc.)
•    Knowledge of options and approaches for handling security requirements such as Single Sign On and data security.
•    Must have excellent communication and influential skills

Top Candidates will also possess these qualifications:
•    Salesforce Certifications: Advanced Administrator, App Builder, Developer I/II, Integration Architecture Designer, Sharing and Visibility Designer
•    Solid understanding of Agile SDLC practices
•    Experience with integration of 3rd party applications into Salesforce using both Web based technologies (Soap, Rest) and Integration/Middleware tools such as Informatica, Jitterbit and MuleSoft.
•    End-to-End implementation experience with the Salesforce platform.
•    Experience with test automation, peer review, CI/CD, resource optimization, etc.

 

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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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