Enterprise Architect - Data & Security

Remote friendly

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.

Position Objective

Champions providing services advancing Business capabilities, Process Architecture, Security Architecture aligned with Organizations’ Strategic objectives. The position owns accountability for strategic systems and Process architecture plans, developing and maintaining global technology roadmaps and application evolution plans; leading in the evaluation of new technology, information, or integration standards; and developing digital strategy for all business domain. The focus of this position would be on Data and Security domains. This individual is accountable for ensuring that our enterprise architecture integrates with Solar’s overall security strategy and architecture as defined by Solar’s CISO, and for making recommendations to project and security teams on security architecture.


  • Visualize strategic goals linked to enabling Business capabilities by using Technology
  • Ensure Business, Process and Security compliance are covered in implementing strategic goals linked with Business capabilities
  • Manage Risks within an Enterprise Program/Project affecting multiple Business Units
  • Champion Build Vs Buy, replace vs Retire and Maintain vs Upgrade on Enterprise Software
  • Determine opportunities to reduce cost where appropriate
  • Implement measures to execute cost-saving opportunities
  • Coordinate financial spending and give transparency to leadership via reports, dashboards, and financial tools
  • Partner with Solar’s cybersecurity team to recommend and define components and enhancements to security architecture, and own integration of security and enterprise architecture.

Nature and Scope

  • Advising on critical security operations, incident response, and risk management activities, technologies, and processes
  • Preparing presentation materials for leadership meetings
  • Responsible for integration of large security initiatives with Solar and Caterpillar IT Security frameworks and services
  • Responsible for overall enterprise security architecture for technology projects across Solar and provide guidance as needed
  • Visualize strategic goals linked to enabling Business capabilities by using Technology
  • Visualize the future of new technologies and their application and suitability in the Enterprise
  • Plan technology retirement and replacement, and build technology roadmaps and transition plans
  • Drive consensus on alignment of IT strategy and planning with Company’s business goals
  • Protect the enterprise by steering data security to reduce risk and ensure compliance
  • Develop, improve, validate, and use tools to facilitate Enterprise Architecture efforts.
  • Champion Architecture design and create roadmaps for end-to-end enterprise systems that serve multiple business functions
  • Create and manage Technology roadmaps
  • Provide line of sight to technology risks associated with age and support
  • Champion and apply an enterprise-wide view to solutions to support the adoption of standards and practices and promote reuse
  • Maintain close liaison with business leaders (VP / Directors / Senior Managers) and vendors to ensure business needs and perception of value are met

Principal Accountabilities

  • Supporting the CISO in establishing and directing Solar's cybersecurity architecture and as needed act as a deputy CISO.
  • Provide guidance and co-develop Solar's Enterprise Data strategy
  • Ensure Business Process and Security compliances in implementing strategic goals linked with business capabilities
  • Utilize collaborative design methods to deliver robust customer/end-user process requirements and satisfaction. Provide guidance to balance these requirements with schedule, staff, and budget constraints.
  • Designs process improvements to improve Business capabilities
  • Works independently on complex processes and modules that may be used by one or more programs or systems or in support of infrastructure component change management
  • Work with business leaders and vendors to ensure the right trade-offs are made to meet business capabilities, software requirements, and risk mitigation requirements
  • Under the direction of the Solar CISO, work across the enterprise to define and continually improve Solar’s security architecture
  • Leadership
  • Provide leadership direction and accountability for realizing strategic goals linked to enabling Business capabilities by using Technology
  • Collaborate with Business leaders, IT managers, IT Director and GCIO group to ensure a shared vision and strategic execution
  • Champion complex Architectural aspects of IT services provided to the enterprise
  • Lead / Mentor a group of Architects and business analysts
  • Lead efforts for Enterprise Technology and Application Rationalization.
  • Champion the implementation of recommended improvements to existing methods
  • Decision Making
  • Drive Strategic Enterprise Programs with Business and Process Architecture
  • Drive the consensus on the strategic goals by working with Business and IT leadership
  • Evaluate, recommend, and lead the implementation of process or procedure changes and implementation of new solutions
  • Champion Digital Transformation and Application Rationalization efforts
  • Facilitate brainstorming sessions focused on developing new approaches to meeting quality goals in the measure(s) stated


Required Qualifications:

  • 15+ years of a progressive career in software engineering, system implementation and architecture
  • Strong demonstratable experience delivering product and enterprise architecture for enterprise-scale solutions in public cloud and hybrid ecosystems
  • Mastered the art of blending the digital and physical world
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field or equivalent
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Proven leadership ability to positively influence outcomes as an individual contributor on matrix team(s)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's Degree in a related field
  • Understanding and experience in a few of the following: massive real-time event and message processing, analytics, and cloud platforms.
  • Certification in TOGAF or a similar framework is highly desirable

Compensation & Benefits

Base salary for this role ranges from $146,976.00, to $220,464.00. Actual salary will be based on experience. The total rewards package, beyond base salary includes:

  • Annual incentive bonus plan*
  • Medical, dental and vision coverage starting day 1
  • Paid time off plan (Vacation, Holiday, Volunteer, Etc.)
  • 401(k) Savings Plan including company match
  • Health savings account (HSA)
  • Flexible spending accounts (FSAs)
  • Short and long-term disability coverage
  • Life Insurance
  • Parental leave
  • Employee Assistance Programs
  • Voluntary Benefits and Employee Discounts
  • Career Development

*Subject to annual eligibility and incentive plan guidelines

Relocation assistance not offered.

Summary Pay Range:

$152,928.00 - $229,392.00

Compensation and benefits offered may vary depending on multiple individualized factors, job level, market location, job-related knowledge, skills, individual performance and experience. Please note that salary is only one component of total compensation at Caterpillar.


Annual incentive bonus plan*

Medical, dental, and vision coverage

Paid time off plan (Vacation, Holiday, Volunteer, Etc.)

401k savings plan

Health savings account (HSA)

Flexible spending accounts (FSAs)

Disability benefits

Life Insurance

Parental leave

Healthy Lifestyle Programs

Employee Assistance Programs

Voluntary Benefits and Employee Discounts

Tuition Reimbursement

Career Development

*Subject to annual eligibility and incentive plan guidelines.

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

Posting Dates:

June 5, 2024 - June 28, 2024

Any 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.

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