Senior Staff Software Engineer (Moline, IL or Chicago, IL)

Date: Feb 3, 2024

Location: Chicago, Illinois, US, 60607

Company: John Deere

There are over 7 billion people on this planet. And by 2050, there will be 2 billion more... many moving into urban centers at an unprecedented rate. Making sure there is enough food, fiber and infrastructure for our rapidly growing world is what we're all about at John Deere. And it's why we're investing in our people and our technology like never before! Here the world's brightest minds are tackling the world's biggest challenges. If you believe one person can make the world a better place, we'll put you to work. RIGHT NOW.


John Deere is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.


Primary Location: United States (US) - Illinois  - Chicago  
Function: Technology (CA)
Title: Senior Staff Software Engineer (Moline, IL or Chicago, IL) - 103620
Onsite/Remote:Onsite Position



This position is eligible for a flexible work schedule arrangement at the present time. The arrangement may be delayed for training or other job acclimation purposes and remains subject to change. 

Your Responsibilities


As a Senior Staff Software Engineer for World Headquarters located in Chicago, IL, you will:


  • Works on a product team and leads the design and development of AI solutions that deliver functionality of a complicated nature on the complete product or products it supports.
  • This role leads to the creation/design of highly complex AI systems by guiding a team of engineers.
  • Provides coaching and mentoring to others within the AI discipline.
  • Ensures that new superior AI technologies are utilized in products and that products have the required cost, reliability, availability, schedule and performance integrity; Uses new and emerging AI design patterns to promote resiliency in product-to-product integrations.
  • Recognized as a technical expert to solve business problems in partnership with technical and business stakeholders.
  • Gathers information, creates new concepts, designs and evaluates prototypes and prepares business cases. 


VISA Sponsorship is NOT Available for this position

What Skills You Need


  • 2+ years of experience developing, coding, configuring, and testing AI programs and systems. 
  • 2+ years of experience evaluating and implementing enhancement design solutions to improve cost, quality, and performance of AI applications. 
  • 2+ years of experience analyzing assignments and determining AI specifications that must be fulfilled to achieve objectives. 
  • Executes necessary documentation as needed. 
  • Collaborates with other relevant stakeholders and team members to ensure that AI features meet business needs. 
  • Follows industry-standard agile software design methodology for development and documentation. 
  • Mentors AI engineers within the team and throughout the organization. 
  • Leads AI engineering practices alongside engineering manager. 

What Makes You Stand Out


  • Experience working with Analytics, ML and GenAI 
  • Has an expert understanding of the principles, can apply the information to complex situations, solve complex problems, conduct research/break new ground, develop new applications, and provide expert support for other practitioners.



Ideally you will have a degree or equivalent related work experience in the following:


  • Degree in an Engineering/Technology discipline or equivalent experience. - University Degree (4 years or equivalent) 

What You'll Get

At John Deere, you are empowered to create a career that will take you to where you want to go while working in an inclusive team environment. Here, you'll enjoy the freedom to explore new projects, the support to think outside the box and the advanced tools and technology that foster innovation and achievement. Additionally, we offer a comprehensive reward package to help you get started on your new career path, including:

  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Highly competitive base pay and performance bonuses
  • Savings & Retirement benefits (401K and Defined Benefit Pension)
  • Healthcare benefits with a generous company contribution in the Health Savings Account
  • Adoption assistance
  • Employee Assistance Programs
  • Tuition assistance
  • Fitness subsidies and on-site gyms at specific Deere locations
  • Charitable contribution match
  • Employee Purchase Plan & numerous discount programs for personal use


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The information contained herein is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and qualifications required of individuals performing the job. The qualifications detailed in this job description are not considered the minimum requirements necessary to perform the job, but rather as guidelines.


The terms of the applicable benefit plans, and all company actions administering or interpreting these plans, continue to control. Deere & Company reserves the right to suspend, amend, modify, or terminate the Plan(s) in any manner at any time, including the right to modify or eliminate any cost-sharing between the company and participants. Changes, which can be made at any time, are made by action of the company's board of directors, or to the extent authorized by resolution of its board of directors, or by the Deere & Company Compensation Committee. In the event of a conflict between the language of the official Plan Documents and this document, the language of the official Plan Documents will control.



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