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Solution Architect

Date: Feb 11, 2019

Location: Johnston, IA, US, 50131

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) - Johnston 
Function: Information Technology
Title: Solution Architect - 51400 

Your Responsibilities


As an IT Solution Architect for John Deere Financial located in Johnston, IA, you will work with the Global Retail Platform business process owners and project team members to implement and support a global solution utilizing Alfa Systems in addition to selected custom programs. In addition, you will:


  • Work closely with the Global Retail Platform Business Partners on the analysis of technical needs and design of a global solution that is to be implemented for processes such as Front-End, Middle Office and Back-end features
  • Work closely with enterprise architecture to design the cloud environment to work to meet the needs of today while providing a foundation that can meet the demands of the market in the future
  • Work with complex business rules, gather requirements, and apply system design methodologies to identify, analyze, select, design, build, configure, test, and implement technology solutions of high complexity in a Cloud (AWS) environment
  • Provide expertise in all technical aspects of the relevant Alfa modules, custom programs, and defined integration points
  • Coordinate deployments and maintain system documentation, including all documentation related to development, configuration and support
  • Maintain strong relationships with business and IT teams to deliver solutions and advocate the utilization of standard Alfa functionality
  • Provide production support and enhancements for the Alfa modules, integrations, configurations and customizations
  • Provide overall accountability for optimizing solution quality, security, cost from design perspective for assigned program(s)


Visa sponsorship is NOT available for this position.


What Skills You Need


  • Background in working as either a Delivery Architect or equivalent
  • Ability to work in a cross-functional, flexible, and collaborative team with minimal work direction
  • Strong background in Java
  • Ability to analyze, translate, and define business requirements into technical solutions
  • Ability to collaborate with business leaders to provide information technology solutions demonstrated through delivered results
  • Ability and willingness to travel up to 25-35%


What Makes You Stand Out

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


  • Experience working in AWS
  • 4 or more years of experience with financial systems (end-user, configuration or support)
  • 4 or more years of experience implementing major Information Technology programs or projects that are broad in scope or multi-unit/cross divisional
  • 4 or more years of information technology experience and/or business experience
  • 2 or more years of experience working in an Agile/Scaled Agile environment


Education (or equivalent work experience)


  • Bachelor's degree in Information Technology or Computer Science


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.


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