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Senior Software Engineer



Software Engineering
mossville, il, usa
Posted on Sunday, June 9, 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:

Caterpillar’s Development and Process Tools (DPT) team develops and delivers system and software development tools for Caterpillar’s engineering community. These tools are essential and critical to the daily development tasks of global engineering teams.

As a Senior Software Engineer in the Development and Process Tools you will be responsible for designing, developing, and testing software development tools that contribute positively to the efficiency, velocity, and quality of Caterpillar’s embedded software development projects. We are looking for talented and motivated software engineers to join our team of experts to enhance and expand our suite of solutions. 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:

  • Leverage various technology stack elements including Python, Perl, and JavaScript to create software development tools.
  • Design and implement software features into software development tool solutions that are utilized by global engineering teams.
  • Maintain pulse on emerging tools, software practices, and technologies to improve solution cost and quality.
  • Collaborate with technical experts in other areas of Caterpillar to define new innovative ideas and leverage lessons learned throughout the organization.
  • Provide technical support to global user base when required to ensure quick resolution of issues.

Education requirement:

Bachelor's Degree in computer science, engineering, or information systems

What skills you will have:

Technical Excellence:

  • Software development knowledge in Python, Perl, JavaScript or a similar language.
  • Working knowledge of Conan, Ivy, or other software package dependency management tools.
  • Working knowledge in software architecture
  • Working knowledge of CI/CD pipeline development and automated deployments
  • Working knowledge of designing and building API interfaces.
  • Working knowledge of graphical user interface design.
  • Applies current procedures and technologies to help resolve technical issues in one's general area of technical competence.
  • Helps others solve technical or procedural problems or issues.

Analytical Thinking:

  • Identifies many possible causes for a problem based on prior experience and current research.
  • Approaches a complex problem by breaking it down into its component parts.

Effective Communications:

  • Superior written and verbal communication skills.
  • Listens to feedback without defensiveness and uses it for own communication effectiveness.
  • Makes oral presentations and writes reports needed for own work.
  • Avoids technical jargon when inappropriate.
  • Looks for and considers non-verbal cues from individuals and groups.


  • Actively participates in team meetings.
  • Shares information, knowledge, and experiences openly and proactively.
  • Demonstrates open, friendly, accepting, and supportive behaviors with team members.

Additional Information:

The location for this position is Mossville, IL

Domestic relocation assistance is available for this position.

This position will require 10% 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:

Please frequently check the email associated with your application, including the junk/spam folder, as this is the primary correspondence method. If you wish to know the status of your application – please use the candidate log-in on our career website as it will reflect any updates to your status.

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.

For more information, visit caterpillar.com. To connect with us on social media, visit caterpillar.com/social-media


Relocation is available for this position.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 7, 2024 - June 15, 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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