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Sr Digital Architect- Remote at Caterpillar

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At Caterpillar, we're delighted to be making a significant investment in our Salesforce capabilities. We have an exciting and challenging opportunity for a Salesforce Architect. This role will have a broad focus across Sales Cloud, Service Cloud, Experience Cloud, Marketing Cloud, Heroku, etc.
This role will function as a senior member of Salesforce Solutions Team, maximizing the value of the Salesforce product(s) while adhering to sound architectural practices.
This role will frequently collaborate with Data Architects, Platform Architects, Solution Architects and Agile development teams to ensure we are building a scalable environment that meets our customer needs and prepares us for continued innovation.
  • Leads architecture solutions across Sales Cloud, Service Cloud, Community Cloud verticals as well as Heroku and Integration projects

This position is recognized within the Cat Digital community as an expert in the Salesforce ecosystem. The Salesforce Architect will create and maintain architectural best practices, addressing application, data and technology in the context of business process across the various cloud verticals.
Key areas of accountability include leading the development of Architecture Solutions for Strategic Enterprise projects and programs; developing and maintaining global technology roadmaps and application evolution plans; leading in the evaluation of new technology, information or integration standards; and developing digital strategy for a specific technical or business domain.
Responsibilities include one or more of the following:
  • Lead Architecture assessment and design for infrastructure domains that provide core capabilities for the enterprise.
  • Lead Architecture design and create roadmaps for end to end enterprise systems that serve multiple business functions.
  • Lead the design and implementation of enterprise data model and metadata structures for low to medium complex projects.
  • Define which data is extracted and the rules by which it is transformed for complex projects.
  • Initiate and deliver technology evaluation and recommendations.
  • Develop and maintain current and planned state architecture blueprints.
  • Lead the efforts for Enterprise Technology and Application Rationalization.
  • Ensure projects maintain an enterprise-wide view to support adoption of standards and practices and promote reuse.
  • Develop, improve, validate, and use tools to facilitate Enterprise Architecture efforts.
  • Lead 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.
  • Participate in the identification and analysis of enterprise business drivers and requirements that drive the future state architecture.

Employee is also responsible for performing other job duties as assigned by Caterpillar management from time to time.
Typically, this position will require an accredited, four-year Information Technology degree, closely related technical degree, or equivalent experience. Multiple Salesforce certifications focused on the Architectural path is recommended.
Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or IT related field
  • 6+ years' experience in a Salesforce Architect role
  • Salesforce Certifications: Application Architect, System Architect, Sharing & Visibility Designer, Data Architecture & Management Designer
  • Demonstratable experience delivering component, product, and/or enterprise architecture in public cloud and/or hybrid eco-systems.
  • Demonstratable experience with App Exchange products and Managed Packages
  • Strong hands-on coding experience with an OO languages (Java, Spring, Python, etc.)
  • Knowledge of options and approaches for handling security requirements such as MFA, Single Sign On and data security.
  • Must have excellent communication skills, the ability to deal with sensitive issues, and coach/persuade others on new technologies, new applications, or potential solutions.

Top Candidates will also have:
  • Salesforce Certifications: Certified Technical Architect
  • Solid understanding of Agile SDLC practices
  • Experience with integration of 3rd party applications into Salesforce using both Web based technologies (Soap, Rest) and Integration/Middleware tools such as Informatica, Jitterbit and Apigee.
  • End-to-End implementation experience with the Salesforce platform.
  • Experience with test automation, peer review, CI/CD, resource optimization, etc.

The preferred location is Peoria, IL, Chicago, IL or Dallas, TX, but remote work within the United States is available for the right candidate.
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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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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