GNSS Architect

Date: Sep 17, 2023

Location: Torrance, California, US, 90503

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) - California  - Torrance  
Function: Engineering (CA)
Title: GNSS Architect - 97156
Onsite/Remote:Partial Remote Position




As the GNSS Architect within our Intelligent Solutions Group (ISG) based in Torrance, CA, you will be an integral member of a reputable Localization team consisting of nine technical experts in areas of fusion architecture, baseband design, performance testing, and robotics. This team is dedicated to driving innovation within our Precision Ag Technology product line, specifically for products that interface with global navigation satellite system receivers.

Your day-to-day will involve applying your expertise in satellite communications and RF to design position receivers by developing and testing algorithms for signal processing and navigation. You will also be challenged with seamlessly integrating ASICs into our guidance products and delivering a product-ready set of thoroughly field-tested ASICs.

Additionally, your effort will play a crucial role in shaping the future of precision agriculture technology, helping farmers globally implement precision agriculture practices, optimize resource utilization, increase yields, and reduce environmental impacts through the use of GNSS-based guidance, monitoring, and control systems.

You will also:

  • Leverage your expertise in satellite communications and RF to design cutting-edge GNSS solutions
  • Develop a GNSS measurement engine that supplies precise signal measurements to the navigator while adapting to diverse operational scenarios like shading, scintillation, and interference
  • Spearhead the research and assessment of GNSS and Satellite PNT algorithms utilizing FPGA-based hardware
  • Implement and test designs for acquiring and tracking satellite signals
  • Design an ASIC for product integration that improves the sensitivity and performance of GNSS receivers
  • Employ mathematical simulations to investigate how signal processing can be optimized
  • Mitigate the signal quality and robustness concerns of our GNSS receivers
  • Evaluate early prototypes using FPGA and discrete RF front ends on overall system performance through lab testing 
  • Utilizing your C++ and MATLAB skills to develop, optimize, and test algorithms and firmware
  • Partner with firmware engineers to incorporate designs into standalone products


Explore the hyperlinks below within the Learn More section to learn more about our current suite of advanced GNSS solutions.

VISA Sponsorship is Not Available for this position. Up to 25% travel may be required.

Salary Range: $179,532 - $269,292

What skills you need


  • A deep understanding of GNSS signals and communication techniques for designing and executing
  • Experienced in C++ and MATLAB 
  • Expertise in creating and implementing designs that acquire and track satellite and terrestrial signals in both digital and software control logic
  • Well-versed in designing and simulating digital signal processing algorithms for GNSS  and other signals that aid in navigation
  • Familiarity with researching and developing new algorithms that leverage signal processing advancements
  • Experience with designing and simulating digital signal processing algorithms for GNSS and other communication signals
  • Experience in writing firmware code that will control acquisition and tracking loops of the measurement engine
  • A track record of guiding FPGA and RF designers to implement algorithms and conduct real waveform tests

What makes you stand out


  • 12+ years of hands-on GNSS expertise and Communication Rx development
  • Robust background in GPS, Galileo, Glonass and Beiduo
  • Strong Comms background with an understanding of link budgets and demodulation/decoding algorithms
  • Proficiency with Matlab and C++
  • In-depth knowledge of RF and Digital test equipment, encompassing spectrum analyzers, signal generators, high-speed oscilloscopes, and logic analyzers
  • Adept at working with Verilog code for FPGA implementation


  • Master's degree in Electrical Engineering, Communications Theory, or Signal Processing

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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.


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