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Lead Security Systems Engineer

Date: Mar 11, 2023

Location: Moline, Illinois, US, 61265

Company: John Deere

At John Deere, we run so life can leap forward. This powerful purpose is our promise to humankind that we will dream, design, and deliver breakthrough products that sustain our world for generations to come. The world is counting on us to feed billions of people and build vital infrastructures in villages, towns and megacities. And we live up to the legacy our founder forged in a one-room blacksmith's shop nearly two centuries ago by creating a culture that brings out the best in all of us. A culture where great ideas thrive because every voice is heard.


Title: Staff Security Systems Engineer - 94197
Primary Location: United States (US) - Illinois  - Moline   
Organizational Group: Intelligent Sols  
Personnel Area: JD ISG - Urbandale  
Function: Engineering (CA) 
GJE Job Title: Staff Engineer, Product - Electronics Design and Verification Engineering (CA) 
Job Grade: 09 
Exemption Status: Exempt  
Hiring Manager: Mark W Rippe 
Employee Referral Bonus: $2,000.00 

Onsite/Remote: Partial Remote Position 


This position may be located in Urbandale, Iowa, Waterloo, IA, Moline, IL, Fargo, ND, 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 remote work at the present time. The arrangement may be delayed for training or other job acclimation purposes and remains subject to change.


This position is eligible for a flexible work schedule 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 a Lead Security Systems Engineer for ISG located in Urbandale/Waterloo, Iowa; Moline, IL., Fargo, ND. Austin, TX., or Cary, NC.,  you will be:

  • Lead systems engineering and implementation of embedded product security capabilities for the enterprise as part of the Infrastructure Systems team.
  • Partner with the enterprise security team to align on needs and requirements for embedded security capabilities and the overall strategy. Represent the delivery roadmap for these capabilities to the Enterprise while working with enterprise security, identify, investigate and innovate new technologies in support of the security strategy.
  • As a Security Solution Owner, lead the definition and delivery of capabilities to the Enterprise product teams. Provide systems engineering for the decomposition to requirements across the system infrastructure, and leverage tech stack stakeholders to develop, verify and deliver infrastructure components, workflow and tools. Ensure capabilities are integrated and verified.
  • Accountable for owning product team requests/needs and determining solutions aligned with the strategy and security requirements. 
  • Responsible for alignment with enterprise security on requirements/standards and implementation and participate in related COPs, standards reviews, industry, and enterprise forums 
  • Champion the use of systems engineering methods and tools to ensure a robust and documented design and implementation.


VISA Sponsorship is available for this position.

What Skills You Need

  • 6+ years embedded system security/software development experience with expert knowledge of methods for design, development and verification of application software.
  • 2+ years demonstrated experience leading complex engineering design efforts and collaborating successfully with diverse functional groups and engineering teams.
  • 4+ years of experience in product engineering with 2+ years working within embedded systems (vehicle electrical systems preferred)
  • Strong experience with and knowledge of machine systems and electronic functions.
  • Willing and able to lead change, influence without authority, and communicate effectively up, down, and across the organization .

What Makes You Stand Out


  • Embedded security education, training or design experience.
  • Systems Engineering education, training or demonstrated capability
  • Experience across multiple product lines and machine subsystems
  • Advanced degree in engineering discipline



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


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Science or Technology 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


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.



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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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