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Technology Solutions Architect

Date: Nov 18, 2017

Location: Davenport, IA, US, 52807

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) - Iowa (US-IA) - Davenport 
Function: Information Technology
Title: Technology Solutions Architect - 33606

Your Responsibilities

As a Technology Solutions Architect you will be the primary backend technology architect for John Deere Sales Center (JDSC). JDSC is a dealer-facing web application that is being developed as part of the Order Management program. The JDSC team consists of 50+ team members. In addition, you will:

  • Informally lead "swat" team of senior-level technical resources to determine "how" we will accomplish technical challenges like new integrations, system design, etc.
  • Lead effort to investigate and introduce new technologies into JDSC including AWS, PostgreSQL, Octiv, Vertex, BlackDuck, Okta, Elasticsearch
  • Oversee backend infrastructure for JDSC
  • Represent John Deere Sales Center in architecture and design discussions within the Order Management program
  • Lead charge to define and adopt Java coding standards and best practices and the onboarding of new Java developers
  • Coach and counsel other employees to promote employee development and professional growth
  • Lead effort to proactively monitor and address security vulnerabilities
  • Lead effort to proactively monitor and address performance issues
  • Serve as a technical consultant for unit Information Technology (IT) management and staff for existing and future technology
  • Align department/unit Information Technology (IT) solutions with IT architecture and where gaps exist facilitate changes to overall architecture
  • Work with enterprise architects to find and resolve functional gaps in the Information Technology (IT) Architecture
  • Use Information Technology (IT) Architecture to design, build and deploy business solutions
  • Assist in resolution of difficult information systems technical issues whether within the company or with outside suppliers

*** U.S. visa sponsorship is NOT available for the role.

What Skills You Need

  • Demonstrated technical leadership in current role
  • Experience with JAVA, JavaScript, JSON, XML, OData etc.
  • Strong understanding of applications development environments, databases (RDBMS and NoSql), data management and infrastructure capabilities and constraints
  • Experience developing enterprise Java(J2EE) web projects
  • Expertise in computer technology, methodology, and full life-cycle development
  • Familiar with Agile software development
  • Strong background in Continuous Integration
  • Experience working with software development teams located in different physical locations including international locations
  • Experience using software configuration management system like Subversion or Git
  • Strong background in JavaScript based frameworks like ReactJS or AngularJS
  • Understanding of diverse infrastructure components and operating systems and the ability to troubleshoot in those environments
  • Skill in interpersonal communications, negotiation, and conflict resolution

What Makes You Stand Out

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

  • Experience with SAP, MongoDB
  • Experience with Akana, SAP Gateway
  • Previous experience with dealer sales tools (JDQuote2, JDConfigurator, JDAim)


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


  • Degree in an Information Technology discipline or equivalent 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. 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: Davenport
Nearest Secondary Market: Moline

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