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Senior Software Test Engineer at Caterpillar (Chicago, IL)

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As a Senior Software Test Engineer, you will contribute to quality assurance of software systems and/or applications. Join our Cat Digital Operations team responsible for delivering Caterpillar's eCommerce applications used by dealers & customers for online purchase of parts and services.
  • As the Senior Software Test Engineer, responsibilities of the incumbent requires collaboration and guidance with the quality assurance managed service performing manual and automation testing of features and capabilities for the eCommerce platform and/or applications.
  • Coordinate root cause analysis and continuous improvement across scrum masters, process owners, support team, lead and senior software engineers.
  • Service level management of the managed service responsible for quality assurance testing.
  • Works directly on complex application/technical problem identification and resolution.
  • Competent to perform all testing, project management, and quality assurance assignments without close supervision; normally assigned the more complex aspects of systems work.
  • Competent to perform all testing activities of new and existing software products.
  • Use your understanding of systems, regression, integration, performance, and user acceptance testing
  • Works independently on complex systems or infrastructure components that may be used by one or more applications or systems.
  • Analyze business requirement to develop and execute manual and automation test cases
  • Document software issues and defects in user story tracking software (example: Azure DevOps) and monitor for the resolution.
  • Coordinate with product owner to resolve open issues/enhancements/upgrades and understand the use of a specific functionality as needed
  • Communicate 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.
  • Improve and maintain automated and manual metric dashboards for Quality and Velocity goals; Integrate metrics with Azure DevOps
  • 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.
  • Experience in operating systems with Linux/Unix and/or Cloud AWS.
  • Ability to conduct root cause analysis/problem management.
  • 7 years or more of software testing experience (manual or automation) or at least 5 years of experience with master's degree in computer science or related field.
  • 5 years or more of test automation framework design and development experience
  • 3 years or more of prior either functional or object- oriented coding experience in modern programming languages like ReactJS, C++, Java or Python (preferably Java)
  • Strong development skills in two or more of the following technologies and tools: Java/Junit, Python, Cucumber, JBehave or other BDD testing frameworks
  • Very strong communication skills and the ability to collaborate with support, developers and business users.

Top candidates will also have:
  • Experience with eCommerce applications especially using HCL Commerce
  • Management of outsourced testing teams.
  • Experience using Power BI
  • Experience using Azure DevOps
  • Experience using SonarQube
  • Plan, design, develop, and maintain API test automation framework that facilitates automation scripting, execution, and analysis of results
  • Develop of test automation code for Continuous Integration (CI), Continuous Delivery (CD), of systems, infrastructure, and test framework.
  • End-to-end system integration testing experience for software platforms
  • Proven experience developing test scripts, test cases, and test data
  • Experience using Selenium and jMeter
  • Strong experience in testing Webservices (REST APIs)
  • The ability to write queries in SQL or other relational databases
  • Experience testing full stack and integration testing with 3rd parties
  • Experience in TDD, continuous integration, code review practice is strongly desired
  • Experience with Apigee or other API gateways is a plus
  • Experience with DevOps concepts and tools (e.g., CI/CD, Jenkins, Git)
  • At least 2 years working on an Agile team with a solid understanding of Agile/Lean practices.
  • Understanding of a micro service Architecture
  • Experience load and performance testing
  • Strong documentation skills
  • Ability to adapt quickly to a complex environment
  • Pro-active, flexible and creative
Visa sponsorship available for eligible applicants.
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What are Caterpillar Perks + Benefits

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
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) 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.



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.


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.


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.


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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