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Software Engineer

Date: Jun 1, 2022

Location: East Moline, Illinois, US, 61244

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. And 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  - East Moline  or Waterloo, Iowa
Function: Engineering (CA) 
Title: Software Engineer - 85783
Onsite/Remote: Partial Remote Position


Visa sponsorship is NOT available for this position

Your Responsibilities

As an Embedded Software Engineer at the Global Crop Harvesting Product Design Center located in East Moline, IL, you will be part of a 4-8 person team developing embedded software to control combine harvesting vehicles. You will be performing software development, testing, and integration to deliver customer facing features.

Common tasks include:

  • Embedded software and user interface development in Simulink, C, C++, and Qt
  • Embedded systems engineering tasks, including: requirements analysis, concept development, software architecture, and design reviews
  • Unit and integration testing in a virtual environment, as well as on-vehicle testing in the lab and/or field
  • Analysis and resolution for issues found during lab and field testing

What Skills You Need

  • Exposure to software development through education, training, or projects
  • Strong communication and teamwork skills
  • Strong, demonstrated problem solving skills
  • Ability to work in a self-directed environment
  • Ability and willingness to travel up to 15% (both domestic and internationally.)

What Makes You Stand Out

  • Experience (or training) in embedded software development with one or more of the following: C/C++ programming language, Qt, Matlab/Simulink tool chain.
  • Experience with software simulation and modeling tools, including: MATLAB, Simulink, and Real-Time workshop
  • Technical experience relating to design and diagnostics of electro-hydraulic systems
  • Experience with CAN communications protocol and the J1939 standard
  • Experience with AUTOSAR or John Deere Operating Systems


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

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, or Systems 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.

Nearest Major Market: Davenport
Nearest Secondary Market: Moline

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