IT Solution Architect

IT Solution Architect

31 Jan 2024
Texas, Irving, 75014 Irving USA

IT Solution Architect

Career Area:Business Technologies, Digital and DataJob Description:Your Work Shapes the World at Caterpillar Inc.When you join Caterpillar, you're joining a global team who cares not just about the work we do – but also about each other. We are the makers, problem solvers, and future world builders who are creating stronger, more sustainable communities. We don't just talk about progress and innovation here – we make it happen, with our customers, where we work and live. Together, we are building a better world, so we can all enjoy living in it.What does it mean to live the Caterpillar Experience?It means you play a part in building a better world. You contribute to a winning culture—a spirit of accountability—that has driven change on every continent for more than 90 years. To work with us is a commitment to improve sustainability, invent for the digital age and innovate in order to bring solutions to millions of people. Sure, you work for Caterpillar. But more importantly, you work for the good of your career, your family, your community, and your world.Job Summary:We are seeking an IT Solution Architect for our Global Remanufacturing Division. In this role, you will align IT solutions with our global business strategy, focusing on critical areas like Engineering, Product Development, Remanufacturing, Supply Chain, and Finance. Your role involves driving emerging technology trends and collaborating closely with business leaders, process partners, vendors, and IT support staff. You will tackle complex business problems with innovative solutions, enabling new capabilities to support our business objectives. Additionally, you'll offer thought leadership by strategically influencing business partners, applying new technology to the business, and considering aspects such as value, total cost of ownership, architecture, integration, and risk management. This position is crucial in ensuring our IT initiatives and strategies are seamlessly integrated and effectively support our global operations in the Energy and Transportation segment.What You Will Do:This role acts as a subject matter expert and trusted advisor to develop IT solutions leveraging existing & new platforms to realize Reman business goals. Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Development of evolving solution architecture that aligns with business needs and enterprise guiding principles.

Be responsible to define and co-develop business processes, and solutions for the identified business challenge, and needs.

Establishing alignment to major programs within the Reman Division space including capacity and modernization initiatives.

Be accountable to ensure successful completion of Solution Architecture on-time, on-budget and quality working with diverse global business and IT members across enterprise.

Be accountable to collaborate with Enterprise Architects, Software Architects and Project Managers to develop the project estimate and staff plan to realize the project goals.

Provide business architecture guidance across multiple concurrent initiatives.

Lead solution architecture development during project planning, execution & closure phases, including ongoing continues improvements to evolving architecture needs for business scope.

Document and influence business requirements from various business partners to achieve business outcomes.

Provide stakeholder communication and ongoing solution architecture updates to IT and Business Leaders, Enterprise Architects, and other global architects.

Resolve issues and eliminate roadblocks to realize project solution architecture to ensure no delay in project implementation.

Trusted liaison between business & enterprise IT throughout the life of the new product introduction, implementation, deployment, transition to support and ongoing continuous improvements.

Beyond these responsibilities, the incumbent will also understand and apply deployment strategies for complex enterprise IT platforms. This will also include providing inputs for continuous improvement plans of deployment efficiency. In doing so, the incumbent will seek to identify lessons learned from current & previous deployments and apply them to tools & methodology.What You Have:

Bachelor’s degree in computer science (IT), or a related discipline is required.

Strong progressively complex IT system design and development experience in major enterprise IT systems, and cloud platform integrations

Experience in IT architecture development in either waterfall and agile project methodology.

Strong understanding and experience in development of evolving architecture for the New Product Introduction.

Collaborative skills working with Business Partners in developing Business Processes, creation of Architecture Design Documents and share with senior IT and Business leaders.

Strong organization and planning skills

Strong written and verbal communication skills

Ability to adjust plan to evolving business needs.

Strengths in personal planning, initiating actions, delegation, building consensus, decision making, leadership and interpersonal skills areas.

Industrial manufacturing experience, digital manufacturing transformation background, and leadership through influence in a highly matrixed and federated environment.

Innovation mindset

Experience in applying lean skills.

Experience in multiple technologies including Distributed / Mainframe / Integration / ERP

Working with diverse global internal and external staff.

What You Will Get:Our goal at Caterpillar is for you to have a rewarding career. Our teams are critical to the success of our customers who build a better world.Here you earn more than just an hourly wage, because we value your performance, we offer a total rewards package that provides day one benefits (medical, dental, vision, RX, and 401K) along with the potential of an annual bonus.Additional benefits include paid vacation days and paid holidays (prorated based upon hire date).Additional Info :

The primary location for this position is Dallas, TX

This position may require 20% travel.

Sponsorship is not available.

About Caterpillar -Caterpillar Inc. is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, off-highway diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. For nearly 100 years, we’ve been helping customers build a better, more sustainable world and are committed and contributing to a reduced-carbon future. Our innovative products and services, backed by our global dealer network, provide exceptional value that helps customers succeed.Relocation is available for this position.Visa Sponsorship is not available for this position. 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 Dates:January 31, 2024 - February 11, 2024Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen.EEO/AA Employer. All qualified individuals - Including minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities - are encouraged to apply.Not ready to apply? Join our Talent Community ( .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.

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