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Chicago, IL

Lead Front-End Developer (Cat Digital) (Chicago, IL)

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Career Area:
Digital
Job Description:
Looking for talented front-end Developers to drive the use of CAT Digital's Enterprise Data Platform and enable developers to lead, design and implement applications that leverage cutting-edge IoT and AI technology to help dealers make intelligent decisions and provide customized card for customers and their equipment. The position will also play a primary role ensuring the team is delivering high-quality designs, code and tests. This team:
  • Delivers reference implementations and code libraries that showcase platform services and help application developers become more productive.
  • Build applications used by CAT Digital operational teams and also Caterpillar Dealers.

JOB DUTIES: As a Lead Front-End Developer (Lead Software Engineer) you will contribute to design, development, testing and deployment of software systems and/or applications.
  • Lead the design and architecture of complex features, applying knowledge in performance, scalability, and system architecture.
  • Establish architectural principles, select design patterns, and mentor team members on their appropriate application.
  • Ensure quality in design and code by championing best practices in engineering across the team.
  • Partner with UX engineers and Product Owners to design and build modern, compelling, and intuitive experiences.
  • Competent to perform all programming, project management, and development assignments without close supervision; normally assigned the more complex aspects of systems 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 valuable features
  • Mentor and assist software engineers, providing technical assistance and direction as needed
  • Maintains high standards of software quality 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:
  • Position requires a four-year degree from an accredited college or university.
  • 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 or more of experience coding HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, TypeScript and Web components
  • 5 years or more of developing customer facing applications using front-end frameworks, libraries (React / Angular / Polymer / Vue) and design patterns.

Top candidates will also have:
  • Proven experience in many of the following,
    • Designing, developing, deploying and maintaining software at scale.
    • Deploying software using CI/CD tools such as Jenkins, GoCD, Azure Devops etc.
    • Deploying and maintaining software using public clouds such as AWS or Azure.
    • Working within an Agile framework (ideally Scrum)
  • Strong understanding and/or experience in many of the following,
    • Experience designing well-defined Restful APIs
    • Experience writing API proxies on platforms such as Apigee Edge, AWS API Gateway or Azure API Gateway
    • Hands one experience with API tools such as Swagger, Postman and Assertible
    • Test driven development and behavior driven development.
    • Hands on experience with testing tools such as Selenium and Cucumber and their integration into CI/CD pipelines.
  • Understanding of front-end state management libraries (redux)
  • 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

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What are Caterpillar Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Caterpillar Inc. participates in local volunteer activities such as the Chase Corporate Challenge
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Game Room
Recreational Clubs
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

An Insider's view of Caterpillar

What are some social events your company does?

Whether we’re working virtually or in-person, we are always looking for ways to have fun and grow as a team. Team dinners, coffee chats, ax throwing, chess club, and virtual happy hours are just a few of the activities we do to make work more fun and connect with colleagues around the world.

Madison

Recruiter

What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?

It’s amazing to be able to work in an architectural framework where we can negotiate between speed to market and a solid application – software that is well-built, well-designed, well-tested. I find this negotiation both challenging and exhilarating.

MacGregor

Lead Software Engineer

How does the company support your career growth?

I’ve been with Caterpillar for 20 years now, and I’ve been lucky to work on teams that have different focuses. I’ve worked on everything from engineering applications to the latest and greatest digital technology applications.

Rakshan

Digital Product Manager

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

The team should be comfortable approaching me with any kind of issue — like improving a process, getting rid of unnecessary ceremonies or something else — and know that I will address it. I believe a manager should be the first line of defense against bugs and conflicting priorities, and my team needs to know that I have their back.

Stan

Software Engineering Manager

What projects are you most excited about?

Deep learning algorithms, popularized in the past five years, allow us to scan huge volumes of data from Caterpillar's fleet of connected engines and machines for unusual patterns. We're now able to make sophisticated predictions that wouldn’t have been possible 20 years ago.

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