Cat Digital uses digital technologies to help Caterpillar Inc. customers build a better world.
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Caterpillar is investing in our digital future, and we’re looking for innovative and curious Software Engineers to start their careers with us as a part of the Cat Digital- Digital Development Program!  



The Cat Digital - Digital Development Program is a two-year intentional development program designed to build digital and business acumen for the next generation of digital innovators. Through the program participants will expand their technical skills through engagement with cutting edge technologies and gain an understanding of how digital and the business work together to build solutions for a better world. Our program provides the right foundation for software engineers to thrive in a culture of intellectual curiosity and meeting challenging goals supported by a network of digital leaders that want you to be a contributing member of a winning team. 


What is Cat Digital? 


Cat Digital is the digital and technology arm of Caterpillar Inc., responsible for bringing world class digital capabilities to our products and services. With almost one million connected assets worldwide, we're focused on using IoT and other data, technology, advanced analytics and AI capabilities to help our customers build a better world. 


What Will This Look Like?


We believe that you become the best when you have the best start. That is what we will provide! 


• A comprehensive introduction to Caterpillar, Inc. and Cat Digital will set    

          you up for success working with our team, customers and products  

• Intentional experiences designed around some of our greatest customer 


• Opportunity to explore existing and the latest technologies with top digital 

           leaders that want you to succeed 

• Collaborate with a cohort of diverse minded program members that will 

          challenge and support you

• Increase business acumen skills that enable you to successfully align the 

          right technology to the need 




What Must I Have?


• Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Engineering/ Technology related programs 

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

• Proven experience using your technical skills to solve problems through internships, 

          professional organizations, student group leadership or community involvement 

• Evidence of leadership capabilities through internships, professional organizations, student 

          group leadership or community involvement

• Desire to learn and grow

• Software development experience with object-oriented/object function scripting languages: 

          Python, Java, Javascript, C++ or Scala

• GPA of a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale


What Would be Good to Have? 


• Proven experience in some of the following:

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

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 Deploying and maintaining software using public clouds such as AWS or Azure.

o Working within an Agile framework 

o Open source projects


• Strong understanding and/or experience in some of the following: 

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 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.

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

o Knowledge of data pipeline and workflow management tools: Azkaban, Luigi, Airflow, 


o Knowledge of AWS cloud services: Snowflake or Redshift

o Knowledge of data structures, algorithms, profiling & optimization.

o Knowledge of of SQL, ETL design, and data modeling techniques


• Top candidates will have GPA 3.5 or higher




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




This employer is not currently hiring foreign national applicants that require or will require sponsorship tied to a specific employer, such as H, L, TN, F, J, E, O.  As a global company, Caterpillar offers many job opportunities outside of the U.S. which can be found through our employment website at


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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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