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Metadata Steward

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Location: Peoria, IL, United States
Date Posted: Oct 4, 2019

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We at Cat Digital are working to put together the Digital platform for delivering industry-leading digital solutions in support of profitable growth for Caterpillar, dealers & our end customers. Data design and metadata management is a key component of the platform to ensure understanding of the data as well reusability.  The metadata specialist is accountable for building a metadata processes and catalogs for the Cat Digital Platform.  Come join us in this exciting journey and be part of the world class organization and play a key role in its digital transformation.




As a metadata specialist you will contribute to design of Caterpillar’s state-of-the-art digital platform.

  • Creates, updates, and enhances metadata for the Cat Digital Platform
  • Liaises with metadata creators across the Cat Digital Platform to support metadata project planning, training, guidance on standards, and the efficient creation/maintenance of high-quality metadata
  • Contributes to metadata policies, procedures, and standards as well as technical requirements for Cat Digital Platform repository, and other tools
  • Participates in large-scale and targeted remediation projects to improve discovery and access to digital content
  • Discover, both within Technology and Business areas, to understand their data needs and help them understand the role of metadata as a part of our overall strategy
  • Champions and influences metadata adoption across lines of businesses
  • Build dashboards and metrics to measure adoption and completion of metadata management
  • Work with business data stewards to drive business ownership of data definitions
  • Enable automated metadata driven solutions accelerating time to market of key data capabilities
  • Lead communication across various lines of businesses and technology partners to constantly monitor, collect, review, and roadmap business data requirements, and related technology solutions.

Minimal travel required (less than 10% of working time)



Basic Qualifications: 

  • A four-year degree from an accredited college or university 
  • 1+ years of experience with tools and techniques for data normalization, data analysis and mapping, and transformation.
  • 1+ years of experience in the application and usage of general or domain metadata schemas for organizing and managing information.

Top Candidates will also have:

  • Experience in Metadata Management role within a large corporation preferably high tech or technology manufacturing
  • Strong understanding of data governance, metadata management, data quality, data modeling, and data architecture concepts
  • Understanding of information management concepts such as controlled vocabularies, authority control, data modeling, and schema design.
  • Good organizational skills and an aptitude for complex analytical and detailed work; ability to prioritize among multiple concurrent projects in order to meet deadlines in a timely manner.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills; ability to present and share ideas effectively.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a complex, rapidly changing, and culturally diverse environment.
  • Experience with data profiling tools such as Alteryx
  • Experience with metadata managers like Erwin’s Mapping Manager
  • Experience with data cataloging tools such as Collibra
  • Strong knowledge of end-to-end data lifecycle across traditional data warehouses, relational databases, operational data stores, business intelligence reporting, and big data analytics.
  • Knowledge of data technology products and components for Big Data and Cloud (AWS, Data Lakes, and similar).
  • BS in Information Systems, Library Science, computer science or similar technical degree
Caterpillar is not currently hiring individuals for this position who now or in the future require sponsorship for employment visa status; however, as a global company, Caterpillar offers many job opportunities outside of the U.S. which can be found through our employment website at 

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Oct 4, 2019


United States