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Engineering Manager - Equipment

Date: Feb 25, 2023

Location: Urbandale, Iowa, US, 50322

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) - Iowa  - Urbandale  
Function: Technology (CA)
Title: Engineering Manager - Equipment - 94806
Onsite/Remote:Partial Remote Position


This position may be located in Urbandale, Iowa or Milan, Illinois per the hiring manager's discretion. This may be dependent on the successful candidate's background, experience, and proficiency.


This position is eligible for partial 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 an Engineering Manager - Equipment for Intelligent Solutions Group located in Urbandale, Iowa or Milan, IL you will….


  • Lead two software delivery teams (frontend and backend) in development of master data management a fleet for 500k+ connected machines that operate around the world, with high traffic and high availability.
  • Provide engineering leadership in all aspects of the software delivery cycle including design, build, test, deploy, and support of software applications
  • Collaborate closely with Product Managers, Architects, User Experience, and other supporting teams to define product requirements, system design, and delivery cadences as your teams’ work will interface with digital and embedded groups and vehicle factories.
  • Mentor, coach, and develop your direct reports


VISA Sponsorship is NOT Available for this position

What Skills You Need


  • 8 or more years of software development experience 
  • 4 or more years combined experience with Java, Javascript, SQL, RESTful APIs applications/services 
  • 3 or more years as a primary technical team leader/mentor 
  • 2 or more years manager experience including individual performance management, career development, and hiring
  • Previously launched products or projects using Agile development methodologies including Test Driven Development and Continuous Integration/Deployment 

What Makes You Stand Out


  • Experience with additional programming languages/frameworks such as Javascript, Spring, or NoSQL 
  • Experience leveraging AWS services (ECS, EC2, Elastic Beanstalk, Lambda, S3, RDS, SQS, SNS, etc.) 
  • Experience in high data volume / low latency applications



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


  • Bachelor's degree in either Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, MIS, or other IT related discipline or equivalent experience

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.


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