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Electrical Hardware Systems Engineer

Date: Sep 18, 2022

Location: Dubuque, Iowa, US, 52001

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) - Iowa  - Dubuque  
Function: Product Engineering
Title: Electrical Hardware Systems Engineer
Onsite/Remote:Partial Remote Position


Your Responsibilities


As an Electrical Hardware Systems Engineer for John Deere, you will provide technical and project leadership for defining the electrical systems architecture and component selection within the excavator product line. In addition, you will: 


  • Plan, lead, and execute technology and electrical hardware Product Development Process (PDP) projects for current and future programs
  • Develop architectures, designs, interfaces, and requirements. Perform requirements analysis, system design/architecture and reviews.
  • Develop and maintain electrical system design specifications and component design specifications.
  • Assist in defining the technology features, vision, and technically feasible strategies on excavators, analyzing customer needs and marketing requirements.
  • Provide technical leadership on complex designs and issues, support physical builds and production launches, testing, customer field evaluations, and EDPR/QIT teams to rapidly address early field issues and emerging quality problems.


Visa Sponsorship is NOT available for this position.

What Skills You Need


  • 2 or more years of off highway hydraulic, electrical, or powertrain systems development for program implementation
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in electrical systems development for off highway applications
  • Experience with modeling tools for harness routing and drawing creation (Creo/JD Cabling, Capital Harness, etc.) and experience working with electrical suppliers
  • Experience working with system requirements, electronic hardware, circuit design and analysis
  • Interpersonal skills with the ability to break complex tasks down into executable action items

What Makes You Stand Out


  • Experience diagnosing and resolving vehicle system performance issues on electronic, mechanical, hydraulic, or electro-mechanical systems
  • J1939 CAN, EMB 32, and design diagnostics experience
  • Excavator vehicle system design or test experience
  • Systems Engineering education, training or demonstrated capability



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


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Engineering (preferably but not limited to Electrical Engineering) 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 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 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.



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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