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Caterpillar, Inc. Senior Autonomy Engineer - Autonomous Truck Software in Mossville, Illinois

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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.


This position is part of the development team for Command for Hauling which has over 500 autonomous trucks in the field and safely moved over 1 billion tonnes of material in 2021. The team works in a dynamic environment that supports flexible work hours and a hybrid schedule, splitting time between working from home and in-person collaboration in the office in Mossville, IL.

The primary responsibility of the Senior Autonomy Engineer is to design, code, improve, and troubleshoot complex application software features for autonomous mining trucks. These features will vary in scope but will be both tailored to your strengths as well as allow you to broaden your horizons. Areas of development could include perception, planning, positioning, and control. As part of this role, you will work closely with a variety of teams to determine requirements, understand the application and machine, and validate your work.

Caterpillar has a 97-year legacy of quality and innovation with over 150 locations in countries around the world. We don’t just build yellow iron; we shape the future of every industry we serve. We do that with a strong focus on technology and machine autonomy is a critical component. Come roll up your sleeves and join us on our journey to build a better world.

Basic Qualifications

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

At least 5 years of experience in a related industry with at least 2 years of focused software development

An advanced degree (i.e. Masters, PhD) in an Engineering or Computer Science curriculum with at least 2 years of experience in a related industry with those 2 years primarily being focused on software development

Top Candidates Will Also Have

Experience with the design and development of complex autonomous vehicles

C++ and Python programming experience

Experience in Mining or with Large Mining Trucks

Design or analysis of vehicle systems

Development experience in a Linux environment

Additional Information

The location for this position is Mossville, IL

Domestic relocation assistance is available for this position.

This position may require less than 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

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Relocation is available for this position.

Visa sponsorship available for eligible applicants.

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