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Staff Engineer Dynamic Systems Modeling Performance Analyst

Date: Nov 23, 2022

Location: Waterloo, Iowa, US, 50704

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  - Waterloo  
Function: Product Engineering
Title: Staff Engineer Dynamic Systems Modeling Performance Analyst - 91088
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 Staff Engineer in the area of Dynamic System Modeling (DSM) within the Virtual Systems Analysis team at John Deere Power Systems (JDPS) division located in Waterloo, IA you will be responsible for development of an eco-system with tools and methodologies that advances the use of system simulations to support model based product development activities at JDPS.  In this position you will:


  • Construct advanced system simulation environments (e.g. an infrastructure for doing system simulations in the cloud for running vehicle application cycles)
  • Leverage and build on proprietary and commercial simulation workflow tools to maximize reuse
  • Collaborate closely with plant model (i.e. GT-SUITE models) and controls model developers to facilitate the system simulations
  • Develop interfaces to enable system simulations to interact with the existing data infrastructure
  • Advance tools and processes towards automation of system simulation and dissemination of results
  • Identify and collaborate with JDPS and other John Deere Enterprise teams to facilitate the above
  • Develop and maintain the vision for expansion of system simulation throughout the product lifecycle


Visa sponsorship is available for this position.  

What Skills You Need


  • Demonstrated leadership in translating abstract technical concepts into actionable deliverables
  • At least 10 years of expertise and industry experience in areas related to system modeling and simulation
  • At least 5 years of comprehensive experience with the simulation tools MATLAB/Simulink, GT-SUITE, or similar industry-standard tools
  • Background in tools related to computing environment, automation, and data infrastructure
  • Excellent communication and team skills

What Makes You Stand Out


  • Deep understanding of diesel engine systems related to performance, controls, or design
  • Knowledge and experience with DSM Workflow
  • Ability to work across various functional areas and teams and positively influence towards targeted outcomes
  • Capability to work with consultants and software vendors to improve and advance tool capabilities by identifying such areas
  • Master's of Science or higher degree in an Engineering discipline



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


  • Bachelor's of Science degree in an Engineering discipline is required

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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