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Software Engineer

Date: Jun 5, 2022

Location: Chicago, Illinois, US, 60607

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 - 85950 

Onsite/Remote: Partial Remote Position 


Visa sponsorship is NOT available for this position.



Your Responsibilities


As a Software Engineer for John Deere Global IT located in Chicago, IL, you will get a unique opportunity to work with a dynamic team in a Fortune 500 company that is regularly ranked among the best companies to work for in the country.  Employees joining our development teams will immediately be immersed in a culture where we value personal and professional growth.  


This position will be on the Payroll Agile team delivering solutions for our Payroll Programs. You will participate in all aspects of the Agile team's work which includes software delivery, product configuration, automation, and service management. 


The person filling this position will not be expected to be an expert in all technologies on day one but should come with strong foundational knowledge and an insatiable desire to learn and grow. 

What Skills You Need


  • Demonstrated skills in the design, development, testing and integration of high complex software solutions leveraging change management specifically with ADP’s payroll software
  • Experience Developing ABAP code in SAP.
  • Understand SuccessFactors Employee Central payroll data and processes such as payment information, recurring payments and compensation information
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Payroll domains
  • Experience creating new custom fields in SuccessFactors Employee Central as needed
  • Experience migrating payroll-related employee master data into SuccessFactors Employee Central
  • Experience moving applications to AWS. 
  • Exposure to data flows coming from ADP for FICO postings and Compensation
  • Proven experience in data analysis skills using SQL or other relevant techniques
  • Proven experience working in an Agile/Scrum team environment
  • Demonstrated knowledge of ServiceNow, ITIL, change management and auditability/compliance requirements

What Makes You Stand Out


  • Experience programming with Python or Java.
  • API Experience
  • Capable of collaborating with multiple business stakeholders to provide information technology solutions
  • Skilled in interpersonal communications, negotiation, and conflict resolution
  • Proven experience working in a team environment
  • Exposure to Mainframe (JCL, Cobol, SAS, ESP)



Ideally you will have a degree or equivalent related work experience in the following:

  • Bachelor's degree in IT/Computer Science/Engineering



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.

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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