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Staff Systems Engineer, Power Electronics

Date: Jan 20, 2023

Location: Fargo, ND; Cary, NC, North Dakota, US, 58102-2854

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) - North Dakota  - Fargo, ND; Cary, NC  
Function: Engineering (CA)
Title: Staff Systems Engineer, Power Electronics - 92654
Onsite/Remote:Onsite Position


This position may be located in Fargo, ND or Cary, NC per the hiring manager's discretion. This may be dependent on the successful candidate's background, experience, and proficiency.

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

Your Responsibilities


As a Staff Electronic Systems Engineer, Power Electronics for John Deere Intelligent Solutions Group located in Fargo, ND or Cary, NC you will:


  • Lead cross-disciplinary engineering development activities in support of our Power Electronics product line (Inverters, Converters, Chargers, etc.)
  • Lead power electronics component product requirements document creation, review, and approval
  • Define power electronic component architectures to efficiently meet electric drive system needs 
  • Create and author technical construction files to support industry standard compliance traceability
  • Liaison between the project team and Product Safety and Compliance groups
  • Act as a subject matter expert for project teams in Functional Safety and requirements management tools
  • Mentor Electronic Systems Engineers (Power Electronics) in these areas.


VISA Sponsorship is available for this position.

What Skills You Need


  • 10 or more years of experience with product requirements development, review, maintenance, and traceability
  • 10 or more years of experience in electronic design product development
  • Directing the work of others on large-scale projects
  • Ability to gather and understand vehicle-level electric drive system requirements and decompose them into power electronics component requirements
  • Understanding and application of environmental test standards for electronics (electrical transient and steady-state requirements, vibration, temperature, EMC/EMI, etc.)
  • Understanding and ability to interpret and apply technical information from power electronics related to applicable industry standards such as IEC 62477, ISO 23285, etc.
  • Knowledge of industry functional safety standards such as ISO 25119 and ISO 26262

What Makes You Stand Out


  • Experience working with engineering requirements management tools
  • Experience in power electronics component development such as inverters, dc/dc converters, and chargers
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at the same time and work with stakeholders to prioritize the work
  • Functional Safety engineer certification
  • Familiarity with high-voltage electronics design practices for isolation, creepage, and clearance rules
  • Good written and verbal communication skills to support documentation responsibilities and discussions on cross-functional related topics



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


  • Bachelor's Degree in an Electrical Engineering related discipline

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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