Tool Writer/Programmer

Caterpillar Rapid City , SD 57702

Posted 3 weeks ago

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Job Description:

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.


As a programmer at Caterpillar, you will be launched forward into creating our industry's highest quality visual demonstrations, marketing, and training products. This includes but is not limited to Unity 3D applications, Visual Studio applications, Maya Plugins and additional tools as needed.

Job Duties

Job duties include, but not limited to:

Unity App development (Virtual Reality, Desktop, iOS, Android, WebGL), C#, C++, MEL, Python, and utilizing PowerApps, Power BI, Power Automate programming. Familiar with software design processes, software engineering (OOP) and Windows programming. Familiarity with relational database design and implementation.

Refines and improves product designs by investigating and developing solutions to product design problems. Works with customers, dealers, and other departments throughout the development process.

Works within established development plans and production release. May recommend approval or rejection of engineering design deviations and change requests submitted by other departments.

Basic Qualifications

Fundamental knowledge of Agile development processes.

Understanding of version control.

Adaptation to existing and new code base is a must.

Top Candidates will also have

Strong mechanical aptitude and attention to detail.

Critical thinking and strong reasoning skills.

Strong collaboration and communication skills.

Additional Information

The location for this position is Rapid City, SD.

Domestic relocation assistance is t available for this position.

This position will require less than 10% travel.

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.

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

For more information, visit To connect with us on social media, visit


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

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