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Construction Industries Site Automation and Autonomy Technical Manager

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Location: Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Date Posted: Mar 3, 2020

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Job Description


Join Team Caterpillar and use your interest and expertise in Automation and Autonomy to help design and develop solutions that help our customers build a better world.


Caterpillar’s customers are increasingly looking to deploy digital automation tools in their operations to improve their productivity and profitability.  With a continued decline in availability of skilled labor, along with automotive industry’s advancement in autonomous technologies, customers are looking for Caterpillar to provide products and services that will enable future autonomous jobsites.  


In order to meet customer expectations, we need to develop and deliver on a multi-generational

product roadmap in the following areas:

  • Digital tools that track, manage, optimize and automate customer production processes.
  • Autonomous machines
  • Remote operator stations

Caterpillars Construction Digital and Technology team provides site-level leadership for Autonomy roadmap and program execution within the Construction Industries segment.  Construction Digital and Technology is taking accountability to define Market Requirements, manage New Product Introduction Program execution, own site-level technical product development  facilitate customer site integration and provide ongoing maintenance & support.  This team will work with Construction Industries and Resource Industries segments’ machine product groups as well as internal and external development partners to deliver autonomy at the customer site level.


In this leadership role, the Construction Industries Site Automation and Autonomy Technical Manager will lead the development and maintenance of the site-level Automation and Autonomy products for Construction Industries.  Specifically, the incumbent in this role will be accountable to:

  • Providing overall technical product leadership across Caterpillar Construction Industries on site level autonomous systems.
  • As the team expands, this individual will lead a team of Site System engineers reporting directly to this position.
  • Concept design, product development, support solution delivery and ongoing site-level maintenance for Automation and Autonomy products aligned with New Product Introduction program cadence established by Construction Industries site-level Automation and Autonomy New Product Introduction manager.
  • Owning, defining and managing technical and product requirements for site-level Automation and Autonomy solutions.
  • The verification of site-level Automation and Autonomy system to ensure   customer needs are met before production release.
  • Hands-on leadership for a team of Automation and Autonomy engineers who bring together a cross-enterprise agile team focused to deliver targeted Automation and Autonomy solution(s) as part of New Product Introduction program(s)
  • Product development and maintenance throughout the product life-cycle including New Product Introduction program technical execution and delivery, site-level simulation and HIL (Hardware-in-the-Loop)/SIL (Software-in-the-Loop) verification, product validation, releasing and design control of products, manufacturing support, Continuous Product Improvement, and product maintenance and life-cycle support.
  • Ensuring technical execution and delivery of projects and New Product Introduction programs based on timelines, budgets, quality targets, functional requirements, alignment with regulatory requirements, and performance expectations
  • Representing the technical Product and Platform work stream within the New Product Introduction Team
  • Applying good business acumen to make trade-offs between customer requirements, business constraints, and technology capabilities.
  • Defining and managing site-level Automation and Autonomy product technical strategy based on commercial strategies, application knowledge, industry trends, technology megatrends, and machine), sub-system, and component strategies.
  • Actively pursuing alignment, commonality, and re-use of Automation and Autonomy components, sub-systems, and systems between Construction Industries and Resource Industries.
  • Managing annual budgets and program life-time forecasts related to product development and New Technology Introduction Programs.
  • Fostering global team collaboration, communication, and innovation.


Basic Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in an accredited Engineering or Computer Science curriculum.
  • At least 15 years’ experience relevant to this role.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead product development through large matrix organization.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate extensively across the enterprise and deliver solutions utilizing complex and new technologies.
  • Experience executing projects requiring in-depth technical analysis or applying analytical processes to solution development.
  • Previous experience involving machine development and/or machine control systems.
  • Previous experience in Construction, Agriculture, and Automotive Industry Systems Development. 
Top candidates will also have:
  • Autonomy experience
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and collaboration skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Proven team leadership and project leadership skills
  • Demonstrated self-initiative

Relocation assistance is available for this position.


EEO/AA Employer. All qualified individuals - including minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities – are encouraged to apply.


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Mar 3, 2020


United States