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Senior Embedded Software Systems Engineer

Date: Mar 19, 2023

Location: Moline, Illinois, US, 61265

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  - Moline  
Function: Engineering (CA)
Title: Senior Embedded Software Systems Engineer - 93723
Onsite/Remote:Partial Remote Position



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


Overview and Responsibilities


As the Senior Embedded Software Systems Engineer working on a hybrid basis on our Embedded OS team within John Deere's Intelligent Solutions Group (ISG), you will be at the leading edge of autonomous agriculture technology.


Moreover, you will play a critical role in designing and implementing core infrastructure components and solutions for John Deere's automation and autonomy projects. Your will be expected to leverage your software development expertise and knowledge of embedded systems to drive breakthrough developments in autonomous precision agriculture solutions.


You will also be involved with:


  • Designing and implementing core infrastructure components and solutions to support our automation and autonomy product line
  • Driving integration and software development activities around infrastructure systems (embedded operating systems, reprogramming, networks, and diagnostics) into John Deere products
  • Providing technical leadership and leading the development of proof-of-concepts and technologies
  • Supporting first adopters on application of new core technologies
  • Participating in and leading design reviews with peers and stakeholders to choose new technologies
  • Triaging product and system issues through debugging and tracking
  • Resolving system issues through analyzing the source and its impact on hardware and software


VISA Sponsorship is available for this position.

What Skills You Need


  • 5+ years of expertise with developing software in one or more programming languages
  • 3+ years of experience working with embedded operating systems
  • 3 years of experience with embedded communication protocols on hardware topologies such as CAN, ethernet, and LIN
  • A track record of collaborating and communicating effectively

What Makes You Stand Out


  • Product development experience pertaining to high-power electrical systems
  • A history of working cross-functionally to understand customer needs and how they can be translated into software requirements and implementations
  • Willingness to grow your skill set and contribute to an evolving team
  • Keen interest in developing autonomous solutions to solve customer problems
  • Exposure to or knowledge of John Deere's precision agriculture products and



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


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.


Nearest Major Market: Davenport
Nearest Secondary Market: Moline

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