ML Ops Engineer

Date: Nov 18, 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: ML Ops Engineer - 102648
Onsite/Remote:Remote Position


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 Senior Software Engineer for JD ISG located in Urbandale, IA, you will:

  • Write clean, well-tested code to ingest, store, retrieve, and transform large-scale geospatial data for research and model development.
  • Design, build, and maintain production-oriented API's and data pipelines that are efficient and reliable with robust monitoring.
  • Provide technical leadership to team projects and serve as a mentor to junior software engineers.
  • Collaborate closely with data scientists and engineers to identify and build needed infrastructure, tools, and libraries to support machine learning algorithms.


VISA Sponsorship is NOT Available for this position


What Skills You Need


  • Multiple years of software engineering experience.
  • Multiple years of experience building and supporting mission critical, global, production-scale, cloud-based systems using Amazon Web Services (AWS) or similar cloud services such as Azure or GCP.
  • Demonstrated ability to architect and build large scale processing pipelines.
  • Experience as a technical mentor to others.
  • Strong coding skills in Python or Scala highly preferred. Strong coding skills in other languages will be considered, but must be willing to become an expert in Python and/or Scala.
  • A solid foundation in computer science, particularly with algorithm development.
  • Strong analytic skills with high attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Experience with software engineering best practices, such as Unit/Integration Testing, Infrastructure as Code, Continuous Deployment, Design Patterns, Automation, and Monitoring. 
  • An ability to inform and influence others through your strong communication skills.


What Makes You Stand Out


  • Expertise with Spark, Databricks, or AWS Sagemaker
  • Experience with geospatial, IoT, or high frequency unstructured data sets.
  • Experience working with Data Scientists to deploy and support models in a production environment.
  • Experience with machine learning techniques or tools.
  • Sense of ownership, curiosity, and ability to function in a fast paced, collaborative team environment that is distributed across various time zones and locations.
  • Advanced degree in a technology or engineering related discipline.




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

  • Bachelor's degree in an Engineering, Computer 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


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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.


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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