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Solution Architect

Date: Feb 5, 2023

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: Estados Unidos (US) - Illinois  - Chicago  
Function: Technology (CA)
Title: Solution Architect - 92432
Onsite/Remote:Partial Remote Position


Your Responsibilities


As a Solution Architect for John Deere located in Chicago, IL or Moline, IL or Desmoines, IA, you will be responsible for partnering closely with the Developer Experience product teams and maintaining a deep understanding of the area’s vision, intent, and roadmap. As a seasoned technology professional and expert, you will create designs and architectural work products that directly enable implementation and delivery.


Additional responsibilities are:

  • Technology leader, providing technical design assistance, guidance, and governance for Developer Experience products
  • Architecting key technology stack changes that underpin the Developer Experience product family such as GitHub, Artifactory, GitHub Actions, Drone, Mend and Kubernetes (AWS, Azure, Rancher)
  • Maintain in-depth technical knowledge across several product families, and create architectures and designs crossing multiple product families


VISA Sponsorship is NOT Available for this position

What Skills You Need


  • Experience using architecture principles and practices when making decisions and creating/designing solutions and associated work products
  • Critical thinking skills, conflict resolution skills, and ability to model and communicate complex concepts in both written and verbal communication
  • Experience as an engineer writing code for various applications
  • Experience using DevOps or eXtreme Programming practices as part of development
  • Experience using cloud solution providers (like AWS, Azure, etc) to host your application and services
  • Experience working with a community of software engineers

What Makes You Stand Out


  • Experience with several different DevOps type of tooling (Ex: Github & Github Actions, Drone, ArgoCD, Docker, Terraform, Puppet, Mend, Artifactory, Sonar, Linting Tools, etc.)
  • Experience with several different languages (Ex: Java, JavaScript, Python, Go, Scala, etc)
  • Experience with using containers for orchestration of servers (Ex: Docker, ECS/K8s, etc)
  • Creating solutions that give visibility to a development team’s open-source utilization and vulnerabilities
  • Experience with contributing to open-source platforms/tools
  • Experience leading vendor and partner selections; demonstrated understanding of the complexities and compatibility constraints of introducing a new tool or partner to the current technology ecosystem



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

  • Bachelor's degree in IT, Computer Science, Computer Engineering or equivalent experience in a related career field. 



Leadership level of position – Individual Contributor - Professional



  • Driving Sustainable Results 
  • Operating Globally and Inclusively 
  • Making Sound Decisions 
  • Communicating with Impact 
  • Acting Strategically
  • Stimulating Innovation


Click here to reference the competencies matrix and their descriptions, be sure to note the proper leadership level. Competencies are only provided for positions that are posted internal only.

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


Click Here to find out more about our Total Rewards Package.


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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The John Deere Health Benefit Plans for Salaried Employees and The John Deere Benefit Plan for Wage Employees comply with applicable Federal civil rights laws and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.


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