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Senior Java Software Engineer

Company: Caterpillar
Location: Chicago
Posted on: March 20, 2023

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As a Senior Software Engineer, you will contribute to design, development and deployment of Caterpillar's state-of-the-art digital data platform hosted on AWS.
JOB DUTIES: As a Senior Software Engineer you will be is responsible for designing and developing backend RESTful API web services using Microservices architecture. The responsibilities include the following:

  • 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

  • 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

  • Mentors and assists 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

  • Guides the team to develop structured application/interface code, new program documentation, operations documentation and user guides in a casual, flexible environment

  • Communicates with end users and internal customers to help direct development, debugging, and testing of application software for accuracy, integrity, interoperability, and completeness

  • Performs integration 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 5+ years of experience with a Master's degree in Computer Science or related field.

    • 5+ years of Java 8 or higher and RESTful API development

      Top candidates will also have:

      • Designing, developing, deploying and maintaining software at scale.

      • Developing software applications using relational and NoSQL databases.

      • Application architectural patterns, such as MVC, Microservices, Event-driven, etc.

      • Deploying software using CI/CD tools, such as Jenkins, Azure DevOps, GoCD, etc.

      • Deploying and maintaining software using public clouds, such as AWS or Azure.

      • Working within an Agile framework (ideally Scrum)

      • Message streaming solutions, such as AWS Kinesis, AWS SQS, AWS SNS, Apache Kafka, RabbitMQ, Apache ActiveMQ

      • Experience designing well-defined Spring Boot Restful APIs

      • Hands on 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.

      • Datastores such as AWS Aurora, PostgreSQL, AWS DynamoDB, MongoDB, ElasticSearch, Cassandra, Redis, MySQL, Oracle

      • Other AWS technologies, such as API Gateway, ALB, NLB, Fargate, Lambda, S3, CloudWatch, IAM, CloudFormation, etc

      • Debugging and maintaining software in Linux or Unix platforms.

      • Must demonstrate solid knowledge of Computer Science fundamentals, such as data structures and algorithms.

      • Passion for technology and an eagerness to contribute to a team-oriented environment

      • Demonstrated leadership on small to medium-scale projects impacting strategic priorities

        EEO/AA Employer. All qualified individuals - Including minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities - are encouraged to apply.
        There's more to work at Caterpillar than just the work itself. We hire smart, friendly people and it shows in our culture. We hold ourselves to high standards and make sure our values of integrity, excellence, teamwork, commitment and sustainability come to life in the way we work. We make sure our employees feel continuously challenged while also supported. We provide professional growth opportunities, including leadership programs. We celebrate the diversity of our team, while also working together as one Caterpillar.
        Our culture, like everything at our company, is made possible by each employee's contribution. Person by person, we create the environment we work in, and we are proud of the Caterpillar we've built.

Keywords: Caterpillar, Chicago , Senior Java Software Engineer, IT / Software / Systems , Chicago, Illinois

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