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Digital Architect

Location Chicago, Illinois, United States of America / Peoria, Illinois, United States of America / Irving, Texas, United States of America
Date Posted
Contract Type Full time
Job Type Regular
Requisition ID R0000143299

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Job Description:


This position is recognized within the Cat Digital community as an expert in their technical or business sub-domain.  The Digital Architect will create and maintain architectural best practices, addressing application, data and technology in the context of business process across defined business functions(s) or technology domain(s). 

Key areas of accountability include participating in the development of Architecture Solutions for Strategic Cat Digital projects and programs; provide input into global technology roadmaps and application evolution plans; act as a researcher and evaluator of new technology, information or integration standards; and participate in IT digital strategy development for a specific technical or business domain.

Responsibilities include one or more of the following:

Participate in the Architecture assessment and design for infrastructure domains that provide core capabilities for the enterprise. Lead Architecture design of integrated systems across site or regional projects and programs. Participate in the design and implementation of enterprise data model and metadata structures. Define which data is extracted and the rules by which it is transformed for simple to moderately complex projects. Participate in technology evaluation and recommendations. Participate in the development and maintenance of current and planned state architecture blue prints. Provides input for Cat Digital Technology and Application Rationalization efforts. Applies an enterprise-wide view to solutions to support the adoption of standards and practices and promote reuse. Participates in the analysis of technology industry and market trends to determine their potential impact on the Enterprise Architecture. Assist in the development and alignment of the digital roadmaps with the Digital and Business strategy. Employee is also responsible for performing other job duties as assigned by Caterpillar management from time to time.

Typical internal customers include employees within multiple business processes or functions including multiple Business Units and Divisions. In addition, this person may have direct relationships with Cat Digital Supervisors and Managers, and in some cases Directors. External contacts include various companies who purchase services offered by Caterpillar and/or suppliers who provide hardware or software to Caterpillar. 

The position is challenged to identify problems quickly and correctly, some which may not be obvious. The incumbent solves problems by determining the best course of action with oversight as appropriate, within departmental guidelines, from many existing solutions. Communications for needed investments, architectural changes, or business needs is critical to ensure solutions can be created to meet strategic business capability needs


Common Skills: Leadership, Team working, Inter-personal and Influential skills.
Business Skills & Methods: - Business case development, business process mapping, strategic planning. Enterprise Architecture Skills: - architecture modeling, building block design, applications and role design and systems integration Program or Project Management Skills: - Managing business change, project management methods and tools, etc. Digital General Knowledge Skills: - Brokering applications, asset management, migration planning, SLAs, etc. Technical Skills: - Deep expertise in one to many areas including software engineering, security, data interchange, data management, network, database, servers, storage, collaboration or other technical areas.


Typically, this position will require an accredited, four-year Information Technology degree, a closely related technical degree, or equivalent experience.  Progressively related experience of least 6-10 years and recognition as a sub-domain expert is necessary.

Required Qualifications:

  • Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) expertise 5-10 years
  • Strong demonstrable experience delivering component, product, and/or enterprise architecture in public cloud and/or hybrid eco-systems. 
  • Must have demonstrable experience in one or more of the following: massive real-time event and message processing, data lakes, Big Data transformations and analytics, complex e-commerce applications, IoT edge and cloud data processing, SQL and NoSQL data modeling
  • Strong hands on coding experience with any of Core Java, Spring, Python, etc.
  • Strong hands-on development experience in public cloud environment
  • Must have excellent communication and influential skills

Highly Desired Qualifications:

  • Understanding of Agile SDLC implementation in public cloud eco-system including environments management, test automation, peer review, CI/CD, resource optimization, etc.
  • AWS development experience
  • Familiarity with ML and data analytics
  • Understanding of enterprise data integration and analytical platforms (C3 IoT, Pentaho, Snaplogic,..)
  • Open source project contribution
  • A certification in TOGAF or similar framework is highly desirable.

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

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