Salesforce Lead Software Engineer

at Caterpillar
Published November 28, 2023
Location Peoria, IL
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  


Career Area:
Business Technologies, Digital and Data

Job 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.

Salesforce Lead Software Engineer

CAT Digital's Marketing enablement team focuses on the long-term success of marketing and communication tools at Caterpillar. In support of this goal, the software engineering team provides development services to Caterpillar and its business units. Partnering with the Product Management organization, we provide a unified customer/prospect ecosystem and enhanced marketing analytics and activities.

As the Lead Software Engineer, you will be a core member and technical leader of a scrum team that is comprised of developers, product owners, architects, and other essential partner roles.

Your job responsibilities will include:

  • Provide technical and team leadership in design, development, and deployment of Caterpillar's Salesforce Digital Marketing capabilities.
  • Design, develop, and implement solutions on the Salesforce Sales Cloud platform that consider system performance, usability, quality, cross-system interdependencies, security, and scalability.
  • Integrate with backend systems, publishers, and partner teams to ensure the platform provides needed functionality and service, while focusing on the prime goal of modernizing the platform.
  • Ensure team adherence to project security and quality standards.
  • Work with Scrum Master to confirm user stories are ready for development.
  • Maintain high standards of software quality within the team by establishing good practices and habits.
  • Identify and encourage areas for growth and improvement within the team.
  • Provide technical direction and mentoring to junior developers.
  • Communicate with end users and internal customers to help direct development, debugging, and testing of application software for accuracy, integrity, interoperability, and completeness.
  • Engage with Enterprise Architects to review high level solution and lead its development.


  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or related field.
  • Knowledge and experience with Salesforce architecture, Salesforce security configuration, sharing rules and user management.
  • 7+ years' experience analyzing business problems and translating business requirements into technology solutions.
  • 5+ years of experience enhancing the Salesforce platform using configuration and code involving Apex, Lightning UI with Aura, LWC, Visual force, JavaScript, XML, JSON, HTML, and CSS.
  • Experience designing integration frameworks between Salesforce and external systems and portals using standard connectors or REST/SOAP APIs.
  • Experience with Salesforce Community portals.
  • Declarative customization including the creation of Flow, Process Builder, Approval Processes, Validation Rules, Workflow rules, Reports and Dashboards.
  • Thorough understanding of Salesforce Deployment Process and tools.
  • Salesforce Admin, Platform Developer I and II, and/or other Salesforce certifications.
  • Minimum three years of experience as a Lead/SME Lead.
  • Knowledge of Agile based project methodologies and tools.
  • Passion for technology and an eagerness to contribute to a collaborative environment.
  • Demonstrated leadership on medium to large-scale projects impacting strategic priorities.
  • Experience working with an onshore/offshore team model.


  • Knowledge of Salesforce Marketing Cloud
  • Knowledge of Salesforce Analytics
  • Other Salesforce certifications



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