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Caterpillar, Inc.

Dayton, OH

Senior Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET)

LocationDayton, Ohio 45424
Employment TypeContractor
Date Posted2023-07-03
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Valid Through2024-01-15

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Your Work Shapes the World

Whether it be groundbreaking products, best in class solutions or creating a lifelong career, you can do the work that matters at Caterpillar. With a 95-year legacy of quality and innovation and 150 locations in countries around the world, your impact spans the globe.

When you join Caterpillar, you are joining a team of makers, innovators and doers. We are the people who roll up our sleeves and do the work to build a better world. We don’t just talk about progress and innovation. We make it happen. And we are proud of that, because it helps our customers build and power the world we live in – the roads, hospitals, homes and infrastructure. Without a dedicated workforce Caterpillar could not effectively meet our customer’s needs. Join us.


The CTCT division (a joint venture between Trimble and Caterpillar) develops positioning, control, and automation products for earthmoving and paving machines in the construction and mining industries, using technologies such as GNSS, optical total stations, lasers and sonics. The products are used in a range of applications where the operator of the machine benefits from having accurate horizontal and vertical guidance and control.

The Senior Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET) designs, develops, and implements cost-effective methods of testing and troubleshooting software. The ideal candidate will create and improve upon automation frameworks and testing toolchains that support CTCT embedded application software code bases. The primary goals for this engineer will be to engage with the cross-disciplinary development teams, to design, create and maintain innovative testing software applications that enable efficiently delivering significant quality improvements of CTCT client solutions.

Job Duties

  • Work directly with delivery teams to understand testing requirements.

  • Design, develop, improve, document and support of automation frameworks and tools with capabilities that meet evolving testing requirements.

  • Provide testing guidance to ensure optimal efficiency and efficacy of testing approach and implementation.

  • Contributing to the health and support of CI/CD systems in use by the team

  • Support delivery teams' testing efforts through well-defined test development guidelines.

  • Support and contribute to the development of medium to large E2E testing efforts.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or a related field

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience as a Software Engineer, a Software Development Engineer in Test or equivalent roles

  • Prior experience creating and customizing automation frameworks (at least 2 years)

Top Candidates will also have

  • A solid in-depth knowledge of Quality Assurance

  • Experience with HIL test automation

  • Development experience with C++ Experience with Matlab and Simulink

  • Experience with scripting languages such as Bash, Python, or Lua

  • Experience with vehicle network technologies (CAN, J1939, Ethernet) desired

  • Experience creating and maintaining integration and system-level tests

  • Attention to details and strong organizational skills

  • Ability to work independently and motivated to learn

Additional Information

The locations for this position are Mossville, IL & Dayton, OH.

Domestic relocation assistance is available for this position.

This position may require up to 10% travel.

Visa sponsorship is available for this position.

Employee benefit details

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 a salary because we value your performance. We offer a total rewards package that provides benefits on day one (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).

Final details

Please frequently check the email associated with your application, including the junk/spam folder, as this is the primary correspondence method. If you wish to know the status of your application – please use the candidate log-in on our career website as it will reflect any updates to your status.

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


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

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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