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Principal Software Engineer, Cat Digital

Caterpillar, Inc.

This is a Full-time position in Peoria, IL posted May 3, 2021.

Career Area:

Digital

Job Description:

Join the Application Integration team of Cat Digital and build software solutions that integration common services across our application portfolio and other enterprise systems used by Caterpillar customers and dealers.

The integration of applications with various Digital Platform capabilities that are built on the latest technologies by adopting industrys best architecture patterns, security best practices etc.

are critical for applications success and its adoption.

JOB DUTIES: As a Principal Software Engineer you will lead all stages of software development including refining product vision, gathering requirements, project planning, software system design, coding, testing, release, deployment, and support.

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

Lead role in complex projects spanning across multiple system components

Work in all phases of product creation process including creating technical requirements, project planning, identifying dependencies, system architecture and development.

Investigation and root cause analysis of software and system defects.

Focus on productivity, quality and competitiveness of major technology initiatives.

Apply knowledge and skills to solve most complex engineering problems.

Organize and drive configuration management activities of the development process

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 by establishing good practices and habits

Identifies and encourage areas for growth and improvement

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.

Basic qualifications:

Position requires a four-year degree from an accredited college or university.

Demonstrated experience leading software engineering projects.

12+ years (or at least 10 years with masters degree) of overall backend or full-stack experience.

8+ years of Java, Scala or Python, Spring Boot and RESTful API development (preferably Microservices)

6+ years or more of developing customer facing applications using front-end frameworks, libraries (React / Angular) and design patterns.

4 years or more of experience coding HTML 5, CSS3, JavaScript and Web components

4+ years for solid Cloud production experience (preferably AWS) OR a higher-level Cloud training certification (e.g., AWS Solution Architect Associate)

Excellent communication and presentational skills

Top candidates will also have:

Proven experience in many of the following,

Designing, developing, deploying and maintaining software at scale.

Developing software applications using relational and Nosql databases.

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

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.

Working within an Agile framework (ideally Scrum)

Hands-on experience with Application (web and mobile) Security implementation along with adoption of industry best practices.

Deploying Security implementation experience as part of devops process.

Strong understanding and/or experience in many of the following,

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

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

Experience designing well-defined Restful APIs

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

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

Test driven development and behavior driven development.

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

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

Debugging and maintaining software in Linux or Unix platforms.

Understanding of front-end state management libraries (redux)

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

Bachelors 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.

Theres more to work at Caterpillar than just the work itself.

We hire smart, friendly people and it shows in our culture.

We hold ourselves to high standards and make sure our values of integrity, excellence, teamwork, commitment and sustainability come to life in the way we work.

We make sure our employees feel continuously challenged while also supported.

We provide professional growth opportunities, including leadership programs.

We celebrate the diversity of our team, while also working together as one Caterpillar.

Our culture, like everything at our company, is made possible by each employees contribution.

Person by person, we create the environment we work in, and we are proud of the Caterpillar weve built.