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Senior Java Software Engineer (Remote)

Date: Nov 24, 2022

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: Senior Java Software Engineer (Remote) - 92036
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.


Your Responsibilities


As a Senior Java Software Engineer for John Deere's Intelligent Solutions Group (ISG), located in Urbandale, IA, you will be an integral member of a polyglot DevOps team challenged with designing, developing, testing, and integrating backend cloud services for streaming data.  You will utilize AWS services such as SQS, ECS, S3, DynamoDB, RDS, and Firehose. Your work will help shaping the future of agriculture and will directly impact how we empower our customers to achieve their goals and become more productive.

  • Define features in preparation for grooming with the team
  • Provide technical guidance and coaching to more junior engineers within and outside your team  
  • Maintain high-quality coding standards, patterns, and approaches through hands-on coding and delivery
  • Collaborate with other software development teams and engineers on everything related to new technologies, technical thought leadership, alignment, and delivery


VISA Sponsorship is available for this position.

What Skills You Need


  • 5 or more years of experience in designing and developing complex Java applications
  • 2 or more years of expertise building reliable backend systems that are low-latency & high volume, distributed, and scalable  
  • 2 or more years of experience in contributing to architecture and design of new and current systems
  • 2 or more years of expertise working on products being developed on AWS, Azure, and/or GCP 
  • Strong knowledge of TDD, Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery, and Agile methodologies 
  • Familiarity with and comfortability to provide technical leadership to mid-sized teams 

What Makes You Stand Out


  • Expertise in building data products and APIs to support enterprise data processing pipelines
  • Functional Programming in Scala on the JVM
  • AWS Certification or 3 years of equivalent AWS experience 
  • Understanding of Agriculture Domain or previous experience with Precision Ag technologies 



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

  • Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Computer Engineering or equivalent experience in a related career field

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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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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