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Greater Peoria, IL
Greater Peoria, IL

Senior Digital Architect



Peoria, IL, USA
Posted on Friday, November 10, 2023

Career Area:

Business Technologies, Digital and Data

Job Description:

Your Work Shapes the World at Caterpillar Inc.

When you join Caterpillar, you're joining a global team who cares not just about the work we do – but also about each other. We are the makers, problem solvers, and future world builders who are creating stronger, more sustainable communities. We don't just talk about progress and innovation here – we make it happen, with our customers, where we work and live. Together, we are building a better world, so we can all enjoy living in it.


As a Senior Digital Architect, you will participate in defining functional designs and application systems architecture across various digital platforms. You will be responsible for gathering new customer connectivity/EMURGE/Data Strategy features requests, refining these requests, guiding them through the architecture, development and validation process and ensuring their timely delivery.

As a Senior Digital Architect, you will collaborate with Cat Digital architecture, platform and applications team for Enterprise architecture, new technology implementation, research and evaluation of emerging digital technologies and solutions.

This Senior Digital Architect position will be in Peoria, IL within Enterprise Connectivity team inside the CAT Digital organization which has enterprise accountability for telematics and telecommunications product line strategy, rationalization, quality, and cost.

This position will be critical in gathering connectivity (telematics) requirements for EMURGE and Data Strategy projects across the industries and business units, consolidating, and rationalizing that input, considering tradeoffs in lifecycle costs and functionality to drive optimum enterprise solutions for global market. You will also provide leadership and accountability for the delivery of the resulting product line solutions for factories and aftermarket.

Analytical Thinking: Knowledge of techniques and tools that promote effective analysis; ability to determine the root cause of organizational problems and create alternative solutions that resolve these problems.

Effective Communications: Understanding of effective communication concepts, tools and techniques; ability to effectively transmit, receive, and accurately interpret ideas, information, and needs through the application of appropriate communication behaviors.

IT Architecture: Knowledge of Information Technology (IT) architecture; ability to design and improve organizational IT structures, supporting business operations.

Requirements Analysis: Knowledge of tools, methods, and techniques of requirement analysis; ability to elicit, analyze and record required business functionality and non-functionality requirements to ensure the success of a system or software development project.


  • Responsible for gathering EMURGE and Data Strategy feature requests from customers. Follows policies, practices and standards for determining functional and informational requirements.

  • Participating in addressing business requirements for applications and collaborating with cross-functional teams to deliver digital solutions that meets business results.

  • Collaborate with performing organizations with respect to deliverables associated with requirements. Participates in the preparation of detailed documentation and requirements. Utilizes specific organizational methods, tools and techniques for requirements analysis.

  • Work with experts to resolve complex problems and issues involved in system and data architecture activities for EMURGE and Data Strategy programs.

  • Collaborate with Cat Digital, IC&S and product groups to design an application's technical infrastructure, such as specific databases, utilities, verification and validation approaches.

  • Will require interfacing with customers including Construction Industries, Resource Industries, Energy & Transportation, and Aftermarket.

  • Assist in creating, prioritizing, and maintaining the connectivity/EMURGE/Data Strategy feature request backlog.

  • Participates in the technical design of a specific application or solution (on-board/off-board). Selects and presents design alternatives for application(s) of small to medium complexity. Defines tasks, activities, deliverables, and key concerns of technical design. Assists in reviewing and documenting technical application designs.

  • Leading the evaluation and deployment of new digital technologies and solutions to add or enhance existing digital technical capabilities.

  • Works with specific development platforms, system and program design tools.

  • Overseeing and ensuring the timely delivery of connectivity/EMURGE/Data Strategy features through collaboration with development partners in both IC&S and Cat Digital. This entails sheparding feature through architectural assessment, engineering forecasting, release commitment, validation and delivery.

  • Communicate the status of feature requests to stakeholders and customer in clear, concise, and compelling manner.


  • Bachelor degree in engineering, Computer Science, Materials Science or related field

  • 5+ years of commensurate experience and history of progressive project leadership responsibility

  • Strong accountability, planning/organization, and teamwork

  • Incumbents must have demonstrated excellent analytical skills and the ability to perform complex assignments.

  • Requires a self-starter with strong technical leadership skills.

  • Must have ability to communicate technical information effectively with team members and others in the work group, as well as employees in other business units, customers, and suppliers.


  • Fundamental understanding of mobile machine operation, ideally construction equipment and operations

  • Experience developing embedded real-time software or systems for mobile, earthmoving, agricultural, industrial, or off-highway applications

  • Knowledge of Machine system and/or telematics/connectivity space

  • Understanding of Caterpillar connectivity end-to-end architecture (onboard to offboard)

  • Understanding of Caterpillar development and validation process for both onboard and offboard feature development

  • Experience managing projects and feature delivery with Azure DevOps

  • Requirements gathering and documentation experience with customers.


  • The location for this position is Peoria, IL

This Job Description is intended as a general guide to the job duties for this position and is intended for the purpose of establishing the specific salary grade. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive summary of all responsibilities, duties and effort required of employees assigned to this job. At the discretion of management, this description may be changed at any time to address the evolving needs of the organization. It is expressly not intended to be a comprehensive list of “essential job functions” as that term is defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act.



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