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Product Owner - Embedded Tools

Date: Jun 17, 2022

Location: Cary, North Carolina, US, 27513

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.


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 or expression, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.


Primary Location: United States (US) - North Carolina  - Cary  
Function: Product & Process Management (CA)
Title: Product Owner - Embedded Tools - 84081 

Onsite/Remote: Partial Remote Position 


Visa sponsorship is available for this 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.


This position may be located in Moline, IL;  Urbandale, IA per the hiring manager's discretion. This may be dependent on the successful candidate's background, experience, and proficiency.   

Your Responsibilities


As a Product Owner for the Embedded Tools Team within ISG Tech Stack, Embedded Infrastructure located in one of the following locations including Cary NC, Urbandale IA, Moline IL, you will take on the role of technical lead for developing and modernizing build tools that interface with our John Deere Embedded Operating System. These tools work to create application-level abstraction as well as build automation to create a better user experience for our embedded developers.

  • Prioritize backlog based on stakeholder needs, team availability, and outstanding technical debt
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to prioritize the Embedded Tool's backlog and create a clear vision
  • Provide the team with clear information and regular reporting on product scope, schedule, and planning
  • Adapt to incoming changes to meet stakeholder needs



What Skills You Need

  • Experience in software product delivery using agile software development processes
  • Demonstrated effectiveness at technical leadership
  • Demonstrated experience in roles that required excellent communication and collaboration skills
  • Strong understanding of the embedded software development workflow from requirements to machine validation(preferably 5+ years)
  • Good written and verbal communication skills (English)

What Makes You Stand Out


  • Experience with C#, Linux, and/or DevOps practices and tools
  • Demonstrated experience with object-oriented software design
  • Advanced degree in an engineering discipline or computer science
  • Certifications in Agile Software principles.



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


  • Bachelors of Science Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical/Mechanical Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, or equivalent 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 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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