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Senior Software Engineer, Embedded Systems

Date: Jun 2, 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: Engineering (CA)
Title: Senior Software Engineer, Embedded Systems - 84877 

Onsite/Remote: Partial Remote Position 


Visa sponsorship is available for this position. 


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


Your Responsibilities


As a Senior Software Engineer for the Embedded Tools Team within ISG Tech Stack, Embedded Infrastructure based in Urbandale IA, Moline IL, or Cary NC, 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.


  • Support the development of tools & scripts for increasing efficiency and user experience in John Deere’s OpenRTOS based embedded software development (Emb32-OS)
  • Lead innovation efforts to define the next generation of tools used by the entire embedded development community at Deere
  • Embrace role of technical coach for the team by providing expert advice in software development
  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders through user support 

What Skills You Need


  • Strong expertise with embedded software development workflow from requirements to machine validation using RTOS or Embedded OS(preferably 5+ yrs).
  • 5+ yrs of experience in software product delivery using agile software development processes
  • Strong programming skills with Embedded C and scripting languages.
  • Demonstrated experience as an effective technical leader

What Makes You Stand Out


  • Experience with C#, Linux, and/or DevOps practices and tools
  • Demonstrated experience with object-oriented software design
  • Ability to program using Python, Perl, JavaScript.
  • Hands-on Test-Driven Development (TDD) and software test automation experience.

  • Specialization in SCRUM and Agile software development methodologies

  • Advanced degree in an engineering discipline or computer science



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


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. 


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 and 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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