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Senior Metadata Specialist, Cat Digital

Location Chicago, Illinois, United States of America / Peoria, Illinois, United States of America
Date Posted
Contract Type Full time
Job Type Regular
Requisition ID R0000129891

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Job Description:

Cat Digital’s Metadata Management team is looking for a talented and motived Senior Metadata Specialist to join our team.  Role responsibilities include representing the team as a SME in Metadata Management across the data platform community.  You will be responsible for collaborating with varying levels of leadership and engaging with an US and offshore. 

Job Duties:

  • Competent to perform all necessary data related task without close supervision, which could include metadata management, data governance, data design, or data quality.
  • Refine the Cat Digital Metadata management strategy and define continuous improvement of data quality, governance, and processes. 
  • Liaises with data creators to support project planning, training, guidance on standards, and the efficient creation/maintenance of high-quality data.
  • Contributes to policies, procedures, and standards as well as technical requirements.
  • Ensure compliance with the latest data standards supported by the company, and brand, legal, information security (data security and privacy compliance). 
  • Creates, updates, and enhances metadata policies, processes, and catalogs.
  • Drives alignment and coordination of data governance efforts.
  • Works directly on complex application/technical problem identification and resolution.
  • Maintains high standards of quality within the team by establishing good practices and habits.
  • Identifies and encourage areas for growth and improvement within the team.
  • Employee is also responsible for performing other job duties as assigned by Caterpillar management from time to time.

Basic Requirements:

  • A 4-year degree from an accredited college or university or equivalent experience.
  • 5 years or more of experience in data management (data design, data quality, metadata, governance, etc.).

Top candidates will also have:

  • Experience in Metadata Management role within a large corporation preferably high tech or technology manufacturing.
  • Understanding of information management concepts such as controlled vocabularies, authority control, data modeling, and schema design.
  • Strong understanding of data governance, metadata management, data quality, data modeling, and data architecture concepts.
  • Must be detail oriented with strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience with:
    • Metadata managers (ex. Erwin Mapping Manager)
    • Metadata Cataloging Tools (ex. Collibra)
    • Dig Data and Cloud Technology (AWS, Data Lakes, Snowflake)
    • File format (XML, JSON)
    • Object Oriented Development (Python, Java, Javascript, C++, Scala)
  • Passion for technology and an eagerness to contribute to a rapidly changing, team-oriented environment


Visa sponsorship available for eligible applicants.

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

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