Sr. Software Engineer

Date: Feb 9, 2024

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: Sr. Software Engineer - 104925
Onsite/Remote:Onsite Position



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 Sr. Software Engineer for John Deere ISG located in Urbandale, IA , you will:

  • Develops, codes, configures, and tests programs and systems. Evaluates and implements enhancement design solutions to improve cost, quality, and performance of software applications.
  • Analyzes assignments and determines software specifications that must be fulfilled to achieve objectives.
  • Follows industry-standard agile software design methodology for development and documentation.
  • Mentors junior software engineers on the team.

VISA sponsorship is NOT available for this position. 

What Skills You Need

  • 6 or more years of experience building, deploying and operating highly available distributed cloud native systems using cloud platforms and services like Azure, AWS or GCP.
  • 6 or more years of experience demonstrating expert level knowledge of design patterns and cloud architecture patterns (microservices, event-driven, serverless, API gateways, service mesh, etc.).
  • 4 or more years of experience working with containers and orchestration tools.
  • 4 or more years of experience scaling and performance optimizing Cloud software.
  • 3 or more years of experience with DevOps, CICD and Infrastructure as code
  • 3 or more years of experience in designing, configuring, and implementing suitable metrics and observability for cloud-native applications.

What Makes You Stand Out

 Preference is given to candidates with expertise in the following areas:

  • Familiarity with networking and security concepts in Cloud environments, including API gateways, firewalls, routing, and security policies.
  • Knowledge of containerization and orchestration technologies, specifically Docker and Kubernetes.
  • Hands-on experience in designing and maintaining scalable APIs, along with a grasp of webhooks.
  • Working knowledge or familiarity of C# and DotNet as programming stack.
  • Proficiency in relational and NoSQL database systems, encompassing scaling, sharing, and replication.
  • Understanding of monitoring and logging practices in Cloud environments, with a focus on retention and cost optimization strategies.
  • Adapt at comprehending requirements and delivering effective solutions and proposals.
  • Self-motivated and dedicated to achieving successful outcomes.
  • In-depth understanding of distributed architecture.


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

  • Bachelor's degree in IT, Computer Science or Engineering and 6+ years of work 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 Contribution)
  • 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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