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Embedded Software Sr Engineer

Location Chillicothe, Illinois, United States of America
Date Posted
Contract Type Full time
Job Type Regular
Requisition ID R0000136132

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Job Description:

Your Work Shapes the World

Whether it be groundbreaking products, best in class solutions or creating a lifelong career, you can do the work that matters at Caterpillar. With a 95-year legacy of quality and innovation and 150 locations in countries around the world, your impact spans the globe.

When you join Caterpillar, you are joining a team of makers, innovators and doers. We are the people who roll up our sleeves and do the work to build a better world. We don’t just talk about progress and innovation. We make it happen. And we are proud of that, because it helps our customers build and power the world we live in – the roads, hospitals, homes and infrastructure.  Without a dedicated workforce Caterpillar could not effectively meet our customer’s needs.  Join us.


For Caterpillar, digital means using technology to extract data from our machines and engines and transform it into valuable recommendations or “insights,” to help customers make better, more informed decisions and help Caterpillar make robust products with the lowest total ownership cost. Our products generate and process large amounts of data from sensors, on-board models, and control algorithms in real-time creating real-world machine usage information. The integrated mechanical and electronic control systems, associated control algorithms and on-board information systems generate, store and transmit this critical machine information that is highly useful for product development and product improvement. Through data analytics and modeling, this information can be mined for actionable insights.

As a member of the L3 Systems and Software team, you will architect software components that be leveraged across Caterpillar product lines.  This will include software to control machine startup/shutdown for diesel and electric machines, starter motor protection, and other reusable features.  This position will involve working with L6e machine systems teams to gather software requirements and designing an architecture for implementation. It will also involve directing a team of off-shore developers to create and validate this softwares using the latest software tools such as Autosar and Software-in-the-Loop Testing.  Finally, this role will manage the deployment of developed software libraries to L6 integration teams and provide integration support.

The key role of a Sr. Embedded Software Engineer is that of contributor to the planning and delivery of a complex embedded software project. This position will be accountable for contributing to the requirements development, requirements decomposition, concept, development, and design of complex software components, subsystems, or processes. This position performs complex analysis work, identifies design problems, and resolves problems. Although this position may be the transition from individual contributor to team leadership, the major focus of the job is on technical delivery. Incumbents may work more directly with different units, suppliers, customers, and/or other teams. This requires the ability to communicate technical information in a concise and accurate manner.

Success factors for the Sr. Embedded Software Engineer include demonstrating excellent analytical skills and a mastery of software engineering concepts, tools and processes. Major challenges facing incumbents are meeting goals for cost, reliability, and performance, and managing multiple priorities. This position must keep up-to-date on changing customer needs as the project progresses, stay current with new technology, and provide guidance and direction on the project to less experienced engineers, technologists, and technicians. Incumbents may be expected to bear significant responsibility for completion of a project with major focus on delivery.

Key areas of responsibility encountered in this role may include any or all of the following: concept, design, test and promote new software features and processes; perform requirements gathering, analysis and decomposition; evaluate new languages, development tools or processes; perform product maintenance; manage the software lifecycle through version control and configuration management; keep up to date on new technologies or develop new technologies; communicate technical information to customers, team members, suppliers and other units; and support and advise other engineers, managers, marketing personnel, customers and suppliers.

Basic Qualifications

Requires a bachelor degree in an accredited Engineering or Computer Science curriculum plus 5 to 11 years of experience, or an advanced degree in an Engineering or Computer Science curriculum plus 4 to 10 years of experience.

Incumbents must have demonstrated excellent analytical skills and a mastery of embedded software languages, development tools and processes.

Experience creating software requirements

Top Candidates Will Also Have

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 units, customers, and suppliers.

Experience with software development at Caterpillar

Experience leading an off-shore software development team

Proficiency with embedded software development tools such as C/C++, Autosar, Automated Software Testing Tools

Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with multiple stakeholders and adapt to changing roles and requirements

Additional Information

The location for this position is Mossville, IL  

Domestic relocation assistance is available for this position.

This position may require 10% travel

Visa sponsorship is available for this position

Employee benefit details

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 a salary because we value your performance.  We offer a total rewards package that provides benefits on day one (medical, dental, vision, RX, and 401K) along with the potential of an annual bonus.

Additional benefits include paid vacation days and paid holidays (prorated based upon hire date).

Final details

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Relocation is available for this position.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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