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Embedded Software Engineer

Date: Jan 20, 2023

Location: Dubuque, Iowa, US, 52001

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) - Iowa  - Dubuque  
Function: Product Engineering
Title: Embedded Software Engineer - 92771
Onsite/Remote: Partial Remote Position

This position is eligible for a partial telework 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 an Embedded Software Engineer for John Deere Construction & Forestry located in Dubuque, Iowa, you will be part of a global team designing, developing, and delivering innovative and high-quality display software solutions. In addition, you will:


  • Perform product design, development, testing and/or analysis work.
  • Be proactive with and collaborate on analyzing and identifying potential impact to performance and/or quality.
  • Operate in an Agile software development team participating in design reviews and providing design solutions focused on efficiency, reusability, and backwards compatibility.


Visa sponsorship is NOT available for this position.  

What Skills You Need


  • Experience with embedded software product development through practical work experiences
  • Experience developing Linux software applications and APIs
  • Experience with C++ or a similar object-oriented embedded development language
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze issues in a complex system, actively search and identify potential issues, and drive for sustainable solutions
  • Demonstrated ability to solve issues quickly through research, learning, and identifying new and innovative solutions
  • Demonstrated experience in roles that required excellent communication and collaboration skill
  • Ability to work in a diverse distributed team environment


What Makes You Stand Out


  • Experience working with display software on off-highway equipment
  • Experience with designing modern UIs in Qt/QML
  • Experience with technology solutions utilized in the construction industry, such as grade control and GNSS, telematics, etc.
  • Experience working with a cross functional team(s) that delivered major product content to production
  • Experience with real time, embedded, multi-threaded systems
  • Experience or understanding of best practices for source control (e.g. GitHub, etc.)
  • Experience with Agile software development processes
  • Experience with CAN communications protocol and the J1939 standards
  • Knowledge of electronic circuits and components, such as Microcontrollers, FETs, EEPROM/Flash, etc., with the ability to read schematics and data sheets
  • Experience within an automotive, agricultural, or industrial machine setting



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


  • Bachelor’s degree in Software Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or Electrical Engineering


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.



ACA Section 1557 Nondiscrimination Notice

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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