Information Technology

October 13, 2021
Deerfield, IL
Job Type


Career Area:

Information Technology

Job Description:

Digital and IT Development Program (DITDP)

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.


Interested in being a trusted partner and strategic differentiator, while also driving innovation, collaboration and solutions that help customers build a better world? If so, your journey starts here.

Information Technology’s winning culture allows us to understand our business partners’ needs and deliver responsive IT solutions with operational excellence. And because we know that YOUR personal growth is vital to future success, we seek to apply that same innovation and collaboration to your development. Who says your development stops after college? Certainly, not us.

That’s why Caterpillar offers recent college graduates the opportunity to explore various areas within digital and IT through our Digital & IT Development Program (DITDP). The DITDP provides program participants with the opportunity to advance their technical and leadership skills through challenging assignments across multiple areas of the business. Each DITDP participant has a unique program experience and will work on different teams in varied worksites over a three-year period, with assignments lasting from 6 to 12 months. This allows program participants to diversify their technical skills and build their professional network.

In addition, the DITDP allows participants to learn from Caterpillar technical leaders and experts in a variety of team dynamics. DITDP participants absorb, in just a few years, what often takes a decade for young professionals to experience.

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or a technical-related degree from a four-year accredited college/university

Graduation Date between May 2021 to May 2022

Minimum cumulative GPA: 3.0 on 4.0 scale (without rounding)

Previous technical internship or work experience outside of classroom setting

Top Candidates will also have

Proficiency in any of the computer software applications or programming languages or technologies

Examples include: Java, JavaScript, SQL, Db2, .NET, C, C++, C#, User Experience, HTML, AWS and Azure

Demonstrated leadership experience and desire to take initiative

Previous internship in Information Technology

Strong communication, teamwork, analytical, and interpersonal skills

Strong problem solving and customer service skills

Strong ability to troubleshoot issues and make system changes as needed

Ability to work independently and manage time as well as being a collaborative team member

Able to manage own duties including setting priorities

Familiar with company policies and procedures

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 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 a yearly bonus.

Additional benefits include paid vacation days and paid holidays (prorated based upon hire date).

Additional Information

Work location: East Peoria, Illinois

Final details

Caterpillar couldn’t be the company it is today without the men and women who shape it by producing their best work. Because employees power the success of Caterpillar, the company is committed to empowering the success of the employees. When employees win, so does Caterpillar.

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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

Relocation is available for this position.

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