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Security Engineer - Penetration Testing

Date: Jun 24, 2022

Location: Des Moines, Iowa, US, 50306

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) - Iowa  - Des Moines  
Function: Technology (CA)
Title: Security Engineer - Penetration Testing - 85651 

Onsite/Remote: Partial Remote Position 

Your Responsibilities

As a Security Engineer (Penetration Testing) on our Red Team for our Intelligent Solutions Group located in Des Moines, IA you will….

  • Perform vulnerability assessments and penetration testing on the technology stack used to bring automation and smart solutions to Deere vehicles
  • Provide remediation strategies for vulnerabilities found
  • Perform verification testing to ensure design changes remediate vulnerabilities

What Skills You Need

  • Understanding of cloud solutions and architectures supporting IoT environments
  • Proficiency in testing and assessment of mobile operating systems, embedded systems and/or IoT devices
  • Experience with planning and executing Red Teaming exercises
  • Understanding of various network, web, IoT and industrial related protocols like (TCP/UDP, HTTPS, MQTTS, automotive Ethernet, CAN, etc)
  • Experience with programming languages like Python, C#, C/C++
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience with AWS based solutions

What Makes You Stand Out

  • Knowledge of Real Time Operating Systems
  • Ability to manipulate debug interfaces (UART, JTAG, etc) and peripheral buses (SPI, I2C, etc)
  • Experience with vehicle embedded systems engineering
  • Experience with public key encryption (PKI) in the embedded space
  • Experience with embedded Linux and other Real Time Operating Systems (RTOS)


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

  • Bachelor's degree Cyber Security / Security Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or equivalent experience
  • Advanced degree is a plus



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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