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Staff Embedded Security, Product Owner

Date: Sep 3, 2022

Location: Chicago, IL, Illinois, US, 60607

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


Primary Location: United States (US) - Illinois  - Chicago, IL  
Function: Technology (CA)
Title: Staff Embedded Security, Product Owner - 89390
Onsite/Remote:Partial Remote Position


Your Responsibilities

As a Staff Embedded Security, Product Owner within the Embedded Security by Design Team located in Chicago, IL or Des Moines, IA, you will be given the unique opportunity to shape the future of agriculture. Your work will be integral in implementing and enhancing security features impacting a wide range of embedded software.

Responsibilities include:

  • Work as Product Owner of the Agile scrum team working to develop applications, tools and frameworks
  • Develop, manage and prioritize the team’s backlog
  • Act as the primary contact with leadership and our global engineering teams
  • Transform operational/customer needs into technical description and design specification for a software system
  • Verify team’s delivery against requirements to ensure the right functionality
  • Develop and review project artifacts defined in the software life cycle in conformance to regulatory requirements
  • Mentor and help other engineers on the team grow
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.
Visa sponsorship is available for this position.

What Skills You Need

  • 5+ years of expertise developing professional software 
  • 3+ years proven experience developing embedded applications in C or C++ 
  • 3+ years of influencing your team without authority
  • 2+ years background mentoring junior engineers
  • Proficient in basic operations on multiple Linux distributions

What Makes You Stand Out

  • Previously Designed a feature that improved the security of an embedded software system
  • Wrote production code in Python in past professional environment
  • Built a security CI/CD pipeline
  • Background supporting another software product team in a DevOps role
  • Previous experience with automotive or heavy equipment embedded systems development
  • Proven product management experience


Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Software Engineering OR equivalent work experience in the Embedded Software Engineering field related to the role

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 extend 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.



ACA Section 1557 Nondiscrimination Notice

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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