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Principal Engineer, Ecommerce

Date: Sep 14, 2022

Location: Chicago, 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  
Function: Technology (CA)
Title: Principal Engineer, Ecommerce - 89653
Onsite/Remote:Partial Remote Position


Sponsorship is available for this position 


Your Responsibilities


As a Principal Software Engineer working on a hybrid basis at our new office in downtown Chicago, you will provide design leadership to multiple product teams who are responsible for planning, executing, coding, and testing applications across John Deere’s full eCommerce product family. 


In your role as Principal Software Engineer, eCommerce, you will also be accountable for leading our eCommerce engineering initiatives through providing coaching and mentoring to others and by driving system engineering best practices across multiple application product teams.  


You will also be involved with: 


  • Providing guidance to dependent external eCommerce systems 
  • Advocating for system architecture, data management policies, and standards across all Ecommerce product teams 

What Skills You Need


  • 12+ year track record of software engineering experience across a wide breadth of infrastructure and technology competencies, including Application Development, APIs, Databases, Infrastructure, Cloud, Data Analytics, and UX 
  • 12+ years of expertise with leveraging change management to design, develop, test, and integrate highly- complex software solutions  
  • Expertise in full-stack development, including 7+ years of experience with designing and implementing JavaScript UI applications with ReactJS, jQuery, or Angular 
  • 7+ years of experience leveraging DevSecOps and lean development principles within an Agile/Scrum team environment 
  • 5+ years of expertise utilizing AWS for cloud development  

What Makes You Stand Out


  • A proven track record of delivering eCommerce solutions and utilizing Data and Analytics to augment Commerce Solutions 
  • Familiarity with SAP Hybris  
  • A reputation of providing technical leadership, coaching, and mentoring to members of agile software engineering teams 



  • Bachelor's degree in IT, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related discipline, OR equivalent full-stack software engineering 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 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.



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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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