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Software Engineer (Java) at Caterpillar (Chicago, IL or Remote)

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Career Area:
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Job Description:
The Java Software Engineer will contribute to strategic enhancements in HCL Commerce of new and existing global eCommerce sites used by Caterpillar dealerships and end customers.
JOB DUTIES: The Java Software Engineer contributes to design, development, peer code review and deployment of Caterpillar's global eCommerce sites.
  • Understanding the business requirements for new features implemented within the eCommerce platform (Parts.cat.com and Shop.cat.com) and working with business and business analysts for gathering & refining business requirements and to recommend any changes which could do business impact.
  • Competent to perform all programming, project management, and development assignments without close supervision; normally assigned the more complex aspects of systems work.
  • Preparing the technical design documents based on the business requirements
  • Design & build new features on HCL Commerce leveraging out of the box components as well as extending/customizing where necessary to meet business needs
  • Works directly on complex application/technical problem identification and resolution, including responding to off-shift and weekend support calls.
  • Leading Development & unit/integration testing of new features for the scrum team.
  • Performing Code Reviews, Performance Assessments, Architecture discussions.
  • Ensuring team's overall code quality and velocity
  • Supporting QA team for every release's quality assurance as a representative from the development team and fixing issues that arises from testing.
  • Work with the support team for addressing critical production issues in a timely fashion
  • Works independently on complex systems or infrastructure components that may be used by one or more eCommerce 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
  • Performs integrated testing and customer acceptance testing of components that requires careful planning and execution to ensure timely, quality results.
  • Employee is also responsible for performing other job duties as assigned by Caterpillar management from time to time.

Leading Development & unit/integration testing of new features for the team.
Performing Code Reviews, Performance Assessments, Architecture discussions.
Ensuring team's overall code quality & team's velocity
Supporting QA team for every release's quality assurance as a representative from the development team and fixing issues that arises from testing..
Basic qualifications:
  • Position requires a four-year degree from an accredited college or university.
  • 5+ years software development experience or at least 3+ years of experience with master's degree in computer science or related field.
  • 3+ years experience in designing and developing software applications in Java or at least 2 years of experience in Java with master's degree in computer science or related field.

Top candidates will also have:
  • Experience with Websphere Application/Liberty Server or HCL Commerce platform.v8 & v9
  • Strong grasp of security principles and how they apply to eCommerce applications
  • Developing software applications using relational and Nosql databases. such as Oracle .
  • Application architectural patterns, such as MVC, Microservices, Event-driven, etc.
  • Experience designing well-defined Restful APIs
  • Deploying software using CI/CD tools such as Jenkins, GoCD, Azure Devops etc.
  • Deploying and maintaining software using public clouds such as AWS or Azure.
  • Experience with Websphere Application/Liberty Server and HCL Commerce platform.v8 & v9
  • Experience designing well-defined Restful APIs
  • Working within an Agile framework (ideally Scrum)
  • Writing complex SQL queries with relational databases such as Oracle.
  • 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 small to medium-scale projects impacting strategic priorities
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer science or Electrical engineering or related field is required
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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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 sync
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
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
Paid industry certifications

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 empower your team to be more creative?

I believe innovative solutions require experimenting, even if not all ideas are successful. My role is to help my team understand a business challenge, promote idea exchange, and encourage exploration of different approaches in search of the solution. Throughout this, we see setbacks as part of the journey to exceptional solutions

Daniela

Analytics 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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