Senior Software Engineer, Big Data

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Job Description

The Senior Software Engineer contributes to design, development, and deployment of a world class lead generation application and platform. This application provides a consolidated view of all sales, and opportunity across our dealerships over an extended window of time, leveraging a variety of data sources. It is used for both strategic capacity planning at dealerships, as well as to drive actionable leads to dealerships monthly. This application is a critical enabler of Caterpillar’s 2026 aftermarket parts and services growth goals.

JOB DUTIES: Responsibilities of the development of Caterpillar’s lead generation application bringing senior level experience in java coding and big data frameworks.

  • Highly competent to perform all programming, project management, and development assignments without close supervision; normally assigned the more complex aspects of systems design and development work.
  • 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 value, simplification and faster time to market
  • Mentor and assist software engineers, providing technical assistance and direction as needed
  • Maintains high standards of software quality and security within the team by establishing good practices and habits
  • Identifies and encourage areas for growth and improvement within the team
  • Guide the team to develop a structured application/interface code, new program documentation, operations documentation and user guides in a casual, flexible environment
  • 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.
  • Employee is also responsible for performing other job duties as assigned by Caterpillar management from time to time.

Basic qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer science or Electrical engineering or related field is required
  • 7 years or more of software development experience or at least 5 years of experience with master’s degree in computer science or related field.
  • 5+ years of Java 8 or 11, Spring Boot and RESTful API development
  • Designing and developing applications using Big Data frameworks - AWS EMR, Hadoop, Spark

Top Candidates will also have:

  • AWS Lambda, AWS Cloudformation, AWS Elastic MapReduce, CI/CD tools such as Jenkins, Azure Devops etc, Selenium and Cucumber, Shell Scripts
  • Deploying and maintaining software using public clouds such as AWS
  • 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
  • Proficient in Databases: MySQL, Snowflake, Hadoop Hive
  • Oozie
  • Python

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

Company Info.


Caterpillar Inc. is an American Fortune 100 corporation that designs, develops, engineers, manufactures, markets, and sells machinery, engines, financial products, and insurance to customers via a worldwide dealer network. It is the world's largest construction-equipment manufacturer.

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    Deerfield, Illinois, USA
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