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Software Engineer II

Date: Jun 11, 2022

Location: Chicago, Illinois, US

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) - Illinois  - Chicago  
Function: Technology (CA)
Title: Software Engineer II - 82714 

Onsite/Remote: Onsite Position 


Visa Sponsorship is NOT available for this position.

Overview & Responsibilities

As Software Engineer, you will become a part of a professional and diverse team working in a collaborative work environment that fosters creativity and innovation where people from all backgrounds get together to do their life’s best work. In this role, you will design, build and deliver software solutions following industry standards and practices.

  • Operate within a full-stack agile team and participate in all aspects of teams work of building out John Deere’s eCommerce applications and ensuring delivery adheres to the proposed architecture
  • Ensure high-quality software through adherence to Test Driven Development (TDD) as the foundation of development and enabling CI/CD and DevSecOps practices
  • Provide Technical leadership, coaching, and mentoring to team members within the product space
  • Utilize your understanding of Cloud Computing, Analytics, and Integration patterns to leverage while creating a data-driven and scalable environment that is robust enough to support eCommerce

What Skills You Need


  • 3+ years of experience with designing, developing, testing, and integrating solutions with a focus on Java eCommerce solutions
  • Track record of leveraging change management principles throughout the entirety of the SDLC
  • Robust knowledge of application development environments, including the capabilities and constraints of databases, data management, and infrastructure
  • 2+ years of experience with leveraging DevSecOps and Lean development principles for Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery via Jenkins, GitHub & GitHub Action
  • 2+ years of Test-Driven-Development (TDD), Acceptance Test-Driven Development (ATDD), and emerging design expertise
  • Ability to design and implement JavaScript UI applications with ReactJS, Jquery, and AngularJ
  • Experience leading a team focused on full-stack design patterns and knowledge of designing loosely coupled architectures inside cloud environments

What Makes You Stand Out

  • Agile, customer-focused, and team-oriented mindset
  • Commitment to ensuring software quality, delivering optimal solutions, and interchanging ideas through cross-pollination 
  • Hands-on familiarity with the AWS Cloud tech stack 
  • Previous experience providing technical leadership, coaching, and mentorship to product team members 
  • Experience collaborating with multiple business stakeholders to provide information technology solutions



  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, IT, Information Systems, or related, OR equivalent related work 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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