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Senior Software Systems Engineer

Date: Dec 3, 2021

Location: Ankeny, Iowa, US, 50023

Company: John Deere

At John Deere, we run so life can leap forward. This powerful purpose is our promise to humankind that we will dream, design and deliver breakthrough products that sustain our world for generations to come. The world is counting on us to feed billions of people and build vital infrastructures in villages, towns, and megacities. We live up to the legacy our founder forged in a one-room blacksmith's shop nearly two centuries ago by creating a culture that brings out the best in all of us. A culture where great ideas thrive because every voice is heard.


Primary Location: United States (US) - Iowa  - Ankeny  
Function: Product Engineering
Title: Senior Software Systems Engineer - 77866 


Your Responsibilities

As a Senior Software Systems Engineer for John Deere Intelligent Solutions Group (ISG) Cotton Harvesting located in Ankeny, IA, you will…

  • Perform software systems engineering tasks, including requirements analysis, software requirements development, architecture development, diagnostics definition, software coding, design/code reviews, and Model Based Software Development (MBSD) and testing to support software portability and reuse across multiple vehicle platforms
  • Work closely with systems, mechanical, hydraulic, and electrical engineers to design, develop, and maintain systems on cotton harvesting equipment
  • Ensure functionality of the software by way of virtual verification, on-vehicle testing, and field visits

What Skills You Need

  • Demonstrated leadership capability, project management, communication, and teamwork skills
  • Proficient in software development and architecture through education, training, and/or projects
  • Advanced knowledge with embedded software infrastructure work such as Real Time Operating System (RTOS) configuration, Application integration, controller bring up, hardware integration and complex device driver development
  • Strong, demonstrated problem solving skills
  • Ability to work in a self-directed environment and mentor fellow engineers

What Makes You Stand Out

  • Technical experience relating to design and diagnostics of mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic systems in Agricultural or Construction vehicles.
  • Experience in Requirements management and traceability
  • Experience with John Deere programming tools and operating systems.
  • Experience with simulation and modeling tools, including: MATLAB, Simulink, and John Deere simulation tools
  • Technical skills and knowledge in CAN communications protocols such as the J1939 and ISO 14229 standards
  • Experience coaching and mentoring others
  • A degree/certificate in Systems Engineering


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

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, or Systems Engineering



What You'll Get


At John Deere, you are empowered to create a career that will take you to where you want to go. 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. We offer comprehensive relocation and reward packages to help you get started on your new career path. 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. 


An Equal Opportunity Employer, John Deere requires a diversity of people, perspectives and ideas to address the complex challenges of its global business.  John Deere is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.





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