Data Scientist

Peoria, IL / Remote, US

Full Time
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Posted 1 month ago


A Data Scientist within Internal Auditing & Advisory Services (IAAS) is challenged with identifying risk through analytic tools and processes. You will work closely with audit teams comprised of a Project Manager and Auditor-In-Charge to create data driven objectives to assess and identify potential risk, such as inefficient processes or weak controls. Involved from start to finish, you will be responsible for identifying data sources, securely transferring data, developing and executing analytics, and communicating results to the audit team and business partners.  You will typically then go on-site as an auditor, leveraging your analytical results and documenting the control environment.


You will conduct 8-12 analytics projects annually, spanning a wide variety of processes and business units across the corporation. 


A Data Scientist within IAAS is a 2-3 year position that serves as a unique opportunity to learn about Caterpillar, to gain exposure and interact with senior leaders across the company, and to develop a risks and controls mindset that will be beneficial throughout your career. IAAS leadership is committed to helping you develop the skills you need to achieve your career goals.


Job Duties: Research in-scope business risks and associated business processes

  • Research in-scope business risks and associated business processes

  • Gain understanding of relevant systems and underlying data

  • Design data-driven objectives to assess risks and controls

  • Use analytical tools and scripts to execute objectives

  • Communicate results and recommendations to audit teams and auditee

  • Perform as a staff auditor during fieldwork phase

  • Identify, design, and implement internal process improvements


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a technology or quantitative field
  • Experience with and understanding of relational databases and SQL
  • 1-3 years of job related experience

Top candidates will also have:

  • Ability and desire to learn quickly

  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written

  • Programming experience (e.g., C#, Java, Python, R, etc.)

  • Excellent organizational and planning skills

  • Experience with data visualization software

  • Experience with ETL (Extract, Transform, and Load) design

  • Exposure to Caterpillar ERP systems

  • Risk and controls experience

 Additional Information:

  • Position will ideally be based in Peoria, IL.  The ability to telecommute a remote location is possible at the hiring manager’s discretion·  

  • This position requires up to 35-50% travel

 Caterpillar is not currently hiring individuals for this position who now or in the future require sponsorship for employment visa status; however, as a global company, Caterpillar offers many job opportunities outside of the U.S. which can be found through our employment website at 

Caterpillar is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO)

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