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Autonomy Technology Strategist



mossville, il, usa
Posted on Friday, June 7, 2024

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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.

Job Summary:

Responsible for developing, maintaining, and communicating product strategies for fleet, safety, and site management offboard systems that interface with onboard equipment electronics to improve construction and mining customers’ ability to manage, plan, and optimize their site operations. Collaborate with internal partners, including commercial and engineering teams, to align emerging technologies and industry trends with product roadmaps to meet the current and future needs of customers. Drive organizational alignment, funding, and priorities in a dynamic environment with continuously evolving business and customer needs to ensure execution of the product roadmaps. We have a fabulous team that does some of the most exciting work at Caterpillar, and we can’t wait for you to join the team!!

What You Will Do:

  • Communicating product vision to a large and diverse organization with different skillsets, cultures, and geographic locations to align and motivate toward a common objective.
  • Working with commercial teams, business partners, and customers to understand product needs and define appropriate technology product solutions.
  • Collaborating with machine product partners, internal partners, and other parties to communicate the technology needs and strategy as well as gain alignment to product roadmaps.
  • Applying good business acumen to defining multi-generational product plans (MGPPs) that align with customer needs, focusing on the appropriate market opportunities and addressing competitive threats within business constraints.
  • Leading project initiation by defining high-level program scope, schedule, cost, and requirements and working with delivery teams to structure and establish project teams.
  • Requires knowledge of cloud computing, systems architecture, data science, and analytics. Requires knowledge of onboard real-time and pseudo real-time embedded software architecture and telematics systems.
  • Requires knowledge of construction and mining industries and operations.

Education requirement:

Requires a 4-year degree in an accredited Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or Computer Science curriculum.

What skills you will have:

Communicating Complex Concepts:

  • Dissects complex product visions into logical roadmaps that enable execution given business constraints.
  • Communicates with stakeholders and engineering in a manner that provides clarity and drives alignment.
  • Communicates with top leadership in an impactful way to garner support and resources.
  • Documents functional requirements in a manner that ensures understanding by downstream engineering teams.
  • Skillfully navigates challenging discussions on scope, schedule, and cost to ensure successful project execution.
  • Navigates organizational responsibilities to ensure proper accountability and ownership.

Managing Multiple Priorities:

  • Works independently to manage multiple concurrent product roadmaps and projects.
  • Shifts focus among several projects as required to ensure progress toward objectives.
  • Confronts potential conflicts and roadblocks that may jeopardize projects.
  • Adapts quickly to new information and recognizes when to re-prioritize work.

Technical Excellence:

  • Defines high-level system architectures for onboard telematics and offboard cloud-based systems.
  • Analyzes software architecture design decisions and effectively describes key trade-offs.
  • Knowledge of software validation processes and software life-cycle management.
  • Guides engineering teams toward technical solutions that balance customer needs and business constraints.
  • Mentors others to build technical competencies.
  • Knowledge of DevOps and Git Hub
  • Knowledge of Java and / or C programming

Strategic Thinking:

  • Translates commercial needs and product vision into roadmaps that can be executed by engineering teams with estimated financials, customer value, and market positioning.
  • Recommends organizational changes to align or build capabilities to meet future market needs.
  • Builds relationships, confidence, and trust with key stakeholders.
  • Mentors others to build knowledge of construction and mining products and operations.

Additional Information:

The location for this position is Mossville, IL

Relocation assistance is NOT available for this position.

This position will require 20% domestic and international travel.

What you will get:

Our goal at Caterpillar is for you to have a rewarding career. Our teams are critical to the success of our customers who build a better world. Here you earn more than just wage, because we value your performance, we offer a total rewards package that provides:

  • Competitive Base Salary
  • Annual incentive bonus plan*
  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Paid time off plan (Vacation, Holiday, Volunteer, Etc.)
  • 401k savings plan
  • Health savings account (HSA)
  • Flexible spending accounts (FSAs)
  • Short and long-term disability coverage
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid parental leave
  • Healthy Lifestyle Programs
  • Employee Assistance Programs
  • Voluntary Benefits (Ex. Accident, Identity Theft Protection)

*Subject to annual eligibility and incentive plan guidelines.

Final details:

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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 www.Caterpillar.com/Careers.

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Visa Sponsorship is not available for this position. 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 www.caterpillar.com/careers.

Posting Dates:

June 6, 2024 - June 13, 2024

Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen.

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

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