Cybersecurity Specialist – Security Architect

Last Updated: November 3, 2023By

Job title: Cybersecurity Specialist – Security Architect

Company: Caterpillar

Job description: Career Area: Information Technology

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.

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:

This position is for a dedicated security engineer to provide cybersecurity consulting within the Autonomy and Automation (A&A) areas in support of the IT environment. This position will serve as a liaison between the A&A team and Caterpillar IT Cybersecurity teams to ensure appropriate cybersecurity standards are communicated, understood, and incorporated into solutions and processes. Additionally, this position will assist with identifying areas of improvement to enable velocity within A&A systems and processes. Strong technical expertise along with up-to-date understanding of information security industry trends are foundational skills required by a Security Engineer.

What You Will Do:

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Serve as a liaison between A&A and Caterpillar IT to facilitate architecture and secure design reviews of new and existing solutions, security assessments, and process improvement opportunities.

Provide insights and recommendations to teams on leading architecture, design, and security best practices

Provide Cybersecurity expertise and leadership in defining, prioritizing, and executing key initiatives within the A&A business unit.

Assist in the creation of Logical Technical Architectures (LTAs) for A&A platforms and solutions

Assist with product or system risk remediation and mitigation activities as needed.

Maintain current knowledge of:

Security Directives / Procedures / Requirements

Technology controls

Application and infrastructure security testing and vulnerability management

Threat modeling / attack and penetration testing (consulting on scoping and remediation planning)

Desired Skills:

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related field preferred

Knowledgeable in Information Security, infrastructure, or architecture roles

Extensive understanding of on-premises infrastructure (servers, networking, storage) and cloud concepts including IaaS and PaaS

Basic knowledge of:

ISO 27001


Experience with a wide variety of information security processes and principles, such as:

Vulnerability detection, ticketing, and remediation

Risk analysis

Defense in depth

SDLC and product development processes

Identity and access management (IAM)

Networking concepts (routing, design, TCP/IP)

Web services security

Professional information security certification (e.g. CISSP, CCSP, GWAPT, GWEB, GDSA)

Desired Cloud certifications (AWS, Azure, or GCP)

Familiarity with the ICS organization, autonomy solutions, telematics or IoT

Prior experience working on cross functional teams.

Excellent written and verbal communications skills; demonstrated ability to communicate highly technical security concepts to non-security audiences

Exposure to Linux-based Operating Systems

Exposure to system and network security, authentication and security protocols, cryptography, or public key infrastructure (PKI).

Ability to adjust to multiple demands, changing priorities, ambiguity, and rapid change, while multitasking effectively

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 locations for this position are: East Peoria, IL, Nashville TN, or Dallas, TX

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. 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

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

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Location: Nashville, TN – East Peoria, IL

Job date: Fri, 03 Nov 2023 02:15:52 GMT

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