Cyber Security Development Program 2024a

Date: Nov 9, 2023

Location: Moline, IL, US, 61265

Company: John Deere

There are 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 in our 175-year history. 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.

Primary Location: United States (US) - Moline, Illinois or Ames, IA
Function: Information Technology
Title: Cyber Security Development Program 2024a - 102504 

Major Purpose

The new John Deere Smart Industrial strategy focuses on being a clear technology leader, so it is critical that our enterprise has the digital-ready skills to support this ambition. The Cyber Security Development Program is a 2-year program consisting of 12-month rotations through which new or recent college graduates build cyber security skills that are essential to future business growth and needs. As the primary entrance point for entry-level positions into our cyber security teams at John Deere, we emphasize building a solid foundation of knowledge and skills, providing development program employees with meaningful rotations, challenging work, and opportunities to meet and work with leadership in your area. Listed below are the Current rotational opportunities in the program:

  • Cloud Controls (Ames, IA)
  • Cybersecurity Defense Center (Moline, IL and Ames, IA)
  • Internal Identity (Moline, IL)
  • Security by Design (Moline, IL)
  • Vulnerability Management (Ames, IA)


What Skills You Need:

  • A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Software Engineering, Computer Engineering, Cyber Security/Information Assurance, Computer Science, or Management Information Systems.
  • Exposure to one or more programming languages; Python, Java, NodeJS, or scripting like Perl.
  • Minimum cumulative GPA required of 2.8 on a 4.0 scale.

 What Makes You Stand Out (Desired Skills or Experiences):

  • Participation in Cyber Security Competitions, such as Capture the Flag.
  • Background in networking, infrastructure, general cloud exposure, and experience with security concepts.
  • Exposure to cloud concepts and AWS/Azure services.
  • Knowledge of security concepts: vulnerabilities, ethical hacking, secure design.

Work Statement: 

  • US Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. 

Must be able to relocate domestically. Assignments will either be in the Quad Cities area (Moline, IL/Davenport, IA) or Ames, IA area.

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. Interns receive competitive compensation and are eligible for many of the benefits offered to full-time employees, including:
•    Flexible work arrangements
•    Highly competitive base pay 
•    Savings & retirement benefits (401k and Defined Benefit Pension)
•    Healthcare benefits 
•    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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Nearest Major Market: Davenport
Nearest Secondary Market: Moline

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