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Location: Mossville, IL, United States
Date Posted: Mar 6, 2021

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Description

This open position is for a Systems Engineer in the Cat Electronics Onboard Monitoring Management Systems design team.  The team manages the integration of hardware and software to meet telematics and asset monitoring needs for the enterprise.  The primary responsibility will be integration of onboard monitoring hardware and software to meet common and application specific feature requests.  This includes development of software technical design specifications and acceptance criteria, lab and field issue reproduction and investigation, onboard to back office problem troubleshooting, working closely with the software development teams to deliver feature requests to meet client requirements.  This role is also critical to understanding and solving Continuous Product Improvement (CPI) issues on current production product.  This job will include working with a Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL) bench setup to learn how the features work and be able to troubleshoot and design new features.

Job Purpose:

To direct and participate in the design and development of new product concepts and complex software engineering projects for release to production in a manner to ensure products provide superior performance, durability, quality, and serviceability.

Job Duties:

For Caterpillar, digital means using technology to extract data from our machines and engines and transform it into valuable recommendations or “insights,” to help customers make better, more informed decisions and help Caterpillar make robust products with the lowest total ownership cost.  Our products generate and process large amounts of data from sensors, on-board models, and control algorithms in real-time creating real-world machine usage information. The integrated mechanical and electronic control systems, associated control algorithms and on-board information systems generate, store and transmit this critical machine information that is highly useful for product development and product improvement.  Through data analytics and modeling, this information can be mined for actionable insights.

Conceives and provides practical embedded software designs using complex technical principles.  Emphasis of this position is on creating concepts and directing the design and development of complex software engineering projects.    

     

Works with customers to define product requirements, performs requirements decomposition, prepare concept, design, development, and feasibility studies of complex software engineering projects.  Delegates portions of the project to other engineers and leads and coordinates the design, analysis, and software development effort.  Prepares development plans and is responsible for meeting scheduled dates.  Acts as the development team leader by interacting with various engineering departments.  Conducts technical evaluations of major systems on competitive products.  Develops and maintains feature and system architecture, with attention to configuration management, version control and lifecycle management of the software.

Coordinates software feature tests with prove design and prototype build up and test areas.  Provides guidance to other engineers responsible for portions of the product project to ensure development schedules are met.

Evaluates, defines, and resolves design problems.  Travels to foreign and domestic plants, dealerships, and customer job sites to solve design problems or to field test locations to evaluate a product improvement.  Uses technical expertise and product knowledge to play the leadership role in the problem resolution process when interfacing with Test and Evaluation, Service, Plant personnel, suppliers, and consultants.  

Keeps abreast of the latest technological advancements and emerging technologies such as Autosar, continuous integration and build, native simulation and automated test. Prepares design concepts and develops unique product design features the Company often patents to gain competitive advantage.  Travels worldwide to suppliers, production plants, dealerships, customer job sites, and field test locations related to the development of software engineering projects and problem resolution.

Basic Qualifications:

* Bachelor’s degree in an accredited Engineering or Computer Science curriculum

* 3+ years of experience OR 2+ years of experience if incumbent has an advanced degree in Engineering or Computer Science

* Electronic control unit hardware and software integration experience

* Technical issue troubleshooting

* Ability to work on a global agile team

* Good interpersonal skills

Top Candidates Will Also Have:

* Telematics hardware and software experience

* Linux operating system and software development experience

* CAN J1939 and ethernet datalink experience

Additional Information:

* The location for this position is Mossville, IL

* Relocation assistance is available for this position

* This position may require up to 10% travel

This employer is not currently hiring foreign national applicants that require or will require sponsorship tied to a specific employer, such as H, L, TN, F, J, E, O.  As a global company Caterpillar offers many job opportunities outside of the U.S. which can be found through our employment website at www.caterpillar.com/careers.

For more information, visit caterpillar.com. To connect with us on social media, visit caterpillar.com/social-media

Summary

JOB PURPOSE: To direct and participate in the design and development of new product concepts and complex software engineering projects for release to production in a manner to ensure products provide superior performance, durability, quality, and serviceability. JOB RELATED STATISTICS: Varies JOB DUTIES: For Caterpillar, digital means using technology to extract data from our machines and engines and transform it into valuable recommendations or “insights,” to help customers make better, more informed decisions and help Caterpillar make robust products with the lowest total ownership cost. Our products generate and process large amounts of data from sensors, on-board models, and control algorithms in real-time creating real-world machine usage information. The integrated mechanical and electronic control systems, associated control algorithms and on-board information systems generate, store and transmit this critical machine information that is highly useful for product development and product improvement. Through data analytics and modeling, this information can be mined for actionable insights. Conceives and provides practical embedded software designs using complex technical principles. Emphasis of this position is on creating concepts and directing the design and development of complex software engineering projects. Works with customers to define product requirements, performs requirements decomposition, prepare concept, design, development, and feasibility studies of complex software engineering projects. Delegates portions of the project to other engineers and leads and coordinates the design, analysis, and software development effort. Prepares development plans and is responsible for meeting scheduled dates. Acts as the development team leader by interacting with various engineering departments. Conducts technical evaluations of major systems on competitive products. Develops and maintains feature and system architecture, with attention to configuration management, version control and lifecycle management of the software. Coordinates software feature tests with prove design and prototype build up and test areas. Provides guidance to other engineers responsible for portions of the product project to ensure development schedules are met. Evaluates, defines, and resolves design problems. Travels to foreign and domestic plants, dealerships, and customer job sites to solve design problems or to field test locations to evaluate a product improvement. Uses technical expertise and product knowledge to play the leadership role in the problem resolution process when interfacing with Test and Evaluation, Service, Plant personnel, suppliers, and consultants. Keeps abreast of the latest technological advancements and emerging technologies such as Autosar, continuous integration and build, native simulation and automated test. Prepares design concepts and develops unique product design features the Company often patents to gain competitive advantage. Travels worldwide to suppliers, production plants, dealerships, customer job sites, and field test locations related to the development of software engineering projects and problem resolution. BACKGROUND/EXPERIENCE: Requires a bachelor degree in an accredited Engineering or Computer Science curriculum plus 3 to 7 years of experience, or an advanced degree in Engineering or Computer Science plus 2 to 6 years of experience. Incumbent must be able to demonstrate the ability to gain a mastery of complex software engineering concepts. Requires strong leadership ability and good communications skills.
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Mar 6, 2021

R0000010573

United States


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