Cat Digital uses digital technologies to help Caterpillar Inc. customers build a better world.
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Are you looking for your next big challenge?

Caterpillar is investing in our digital future, and we’re looking for the best digital strategists and software developers to join our team. Cat Digital is leading Caterpillar and our industry with the utilization of data analytics, innovation, digital channels and techniques to drive profit, unlock new revenue streams and provide more durable competitive advantages for the business. As a Technical Lead, you will provide solution architecture and technical leadership to our condition monitoring & integrated services platform development, with the goal to prevent asset failure, improve equipment uptime, lower total cost of ownership and enable global services growth of 2X by 2026. Apply now to join our team!


JOB DUTIES: This position is responsible for application and services development leadership to deliver high-quality, performance, and scalable solutions


  • Evolve and maintain system level architecture for condition monitoring & integrated services platform, working with cross functional Cat Digital Architecture team

  • Lead application and services development by translating architecture into technical design to a team of developers, and provide technical leadership, guidance, and assistance to development team members including the reviews of functional and technical designs to identify areas of risk and/or missing requirements.

  • Understand, analyze & apply new technologies, digital trends & design.

  • Develop the interdependencies between major applications & efforts, including a significant platform investment.

  • Provide project leadership, advice, and counsel to IT personnel, management, customers and project teams on the most complex aspect of application development, system integration, and development methods.

  • Analyze workflow and UI behavior specifications and convert into high level design.

  • Lead collaboration with UI/UX designers, UI and backend developers, on design and development.

  • As needed, work directly on complex application technical problem identification and resolution.

  • Expertise in design and specification development, system analysis techniques, testing, debugging & documentation standards.

  • Liaison with dealers and multiple business units in the enterprise to enable strategic, scalable & integrated solutions.

  • Initiate and deliver technology evaluation and recommendations.

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

  • Define which data is extracted and the rules by which it is transformed for complex projects

  • Ensure projects maintain an enterprise-wide view to support adoption of standards and practices and promote reuse





Basic Qualifications:

  • Position requires a four-year STEM degree from an accredited college or university.
  • 10+ years of experience in software development with technologies - Java
  • 5+ years of experience in contemporary Web Architecture (SOAP, SOA, REST, JavaScript, JSON, CSS, HTML/HTML5, React, Responsive Web Technologies)
  • Minimum of 3+ years of Technical Leadership guiding a development team on medium/large scale enterprise project
  • 2+ years of experience in Agile methodology program management / software development lifecycle management
  • Deep knowledge and understanding of architectural design patterns
  • 3+ years of experience in Cloud technologies such as Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure
  • Experience with industrial automation and timeseries and telemetry data managementstreaming data & associated technologies, including OSI Pi.
  • Deep expertise in one to many areas including software engineering, security, data interchange, data management, network, database, servers, storage, collaboration or other technical areas


Top Candidates Will Also Have: 

  • 3+ years of experience in database technologies such as Oracle or MS SQL Server
  • 3+ years of Service Oriented Architecture, Event Driven Architecture, or Microservices Architecture
  • 2+ years of experience in NoSQL technologies such as Search/Mongo
  • Deep knowledge on open web security standards including OAuth, SAML, ws-federation.
  • Strong communication skills & ability to translate business requirements.
  • Masters degree in STEM related field
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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 stand up
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

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.


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.


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