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JDTIC- PT Student Software Engineer - Champaign, IL

Date: May 21, 2019

Location: Champaign, IL, US, 61820

Company: John Deere

There are 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 in our 175-year history. 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.

Primary Location: United States (US) - Illinois (US-IL) - Champaign 
Function: Product Engineering
Title: JDTIC- PT Student Software Engineer - Champaign, IL - 49828

Your Responsibilities

  • As a John Deere Part Time Student - Software Engineer you will primarily focus on software engineering in architecture design, object oriented and functional software design, various software configuration management, and programming /coding for various Deere applications.
  • You will need to be able to define and reduce to practice software engineering techniques to meet the needs of robotic systems and other Deere product platforms.
  • You will work in a fun, friendly, and fast paced environment consisting of team members with various backgrounds and engineering disciples to analyze and find conclusions around different technologies.
  • Projects are operated in the Agile environment and one will need to be able to handle multiple projects at any given time.
  • You will also be required to present your findings in onsite or offsite meetings and translate your findings/data into understandable documents.

What It Takes

  • Proficient in software architecture design of medium sized software systems. 
  • Proficient in object oriented and functional software design. 
  • Technical ability in software configuration management. 
  • Technical ability to fully implement developed algorithms in an end to end software solution. 
  • Experience in software validation (testing) and verification (analysis) activities. 
  • Highly proficient in developing software code in Java/Kotlin, Python and C/C++.
  • Ideally, you will have a degree or equivalent work experience in one the following:  PhD or MS in Computer Science or equivalent experience.
  • Must be registered as a full-time student at University of Illinois - Champaign
  • Must be able to commute to the work location on a daily basis
  • Graduation date of May 2020 or later  
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.8 or above
  • 16 - 20 hours/week during the academic year
  • 35 - 40 hours/week during the summer semester

A strong candidate will also have

Other areas of experience or interest that will help us place you on the right team include: 

  • Experience using Robotic Operations System (ROS). 
  • Technical ability to design and implement distributed software systems 
  • Technical ability to manage software configurations in GitHub 
  • Proficient experience in algorithm software development. 
  • Proficient experience utilizing various sensor hardware and software. 
  • Highly proficient in MatLab simulations.

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.

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.


Nearest Major Market: Champaign
Nearest Secondary Market: Urbana

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