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Staff Engineer - Technology Development

Date: Jun 29, 2022

Location: Moline, Iowa, US

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.


Primary Location: United States (US) - Iowa  - Moline -  Ankeny, IA.
Function: Product Engineering
Title: Staff Engineer - Technology Development - 85267 

Onsite/Remote: Onsite Position 



This position is eligible for a partial telework schedule arrangement at the present time.  The arrangement may be delayed for training or other job acclimation purposes and remains subject to change.


This position may be located in Moline, IL , or Ankeny, IA. per the hiring manager's discretion. This may be dependent on the successful candidate's background, experience, and proficiency.

Your Responsibilities


As a Staff Engineer of Technology Development for John Deere  you will lead exciting future technology development and innovation of products.  Located in Moline, IL or Ankeny, IA, you will engage with highly professional engineering teams to strategize for our John Deere Crop Care market.


Additionally you will....


  •  Pair with a Product Manager, co-lead an empowered team of engineers from our product lines, production systems & Intelligent Solutions Group (ISG) to prioritize opportunities, identify solutions, develop, and demonstrate technology capabilities and prepare for transition to a Product Delivery Process (PDP) or Continuous Improvement (CI) delivery team.
  • Lead specific projects to understand a market opportunity, develop solution concepts, weigh the tradeoffs, choose a concept, make architecture decisions, identify technology gaps, and create a project proposal
  • Lead specific projects to develop a particular technology by working with engineers from across the organization to design the system, simulate, build & demonstrate in the lab and in field conditions
  • Work with product family engineering, product management, program management & finance to construct a project plan, project opportunity documentation and transition plan to a product delivery team


         Visa sponsorship is NOT available for this position.  

What Skills You Need


  • Seven or more years commercial experience in product development or manufacturing field
  • Five or more years of experience developing relevant technologies and products
  • Must be able to develop, manage, and communicate information in a clear and organized manner, including managing stakeholder relationships
  • Must be interested in developing a deep understanding of agriculture systems and farming practices and develop technology to solve customer problems
  • Must be able to manage cross-functional team performance to achieve results and identify and resolve conflicts.  Also, must be able to analyze internal and external influences on individual and team performance and morale, and take actions to improve effectiveness
  • Must be able to work with only limited guidance in line with a broad plan, budget, and strategy

What Makes You Stand Out


  • Seven or more years of experience working in agriculture industry
  • Experience developing planting systems, particularly soil engaging systems or seed & fertilizer metering
  • Systems engineering education and experience
  • Experience leading product or technology development teams
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills



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


  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering, preferably Mechanical or Agriculture or equivalent relevant work 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. 


An Equal Opportunity Employer, John Deere requires a diversity of people, perspectives and ideas to address the complex challenges of its global business.  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, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.





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