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Software Engineer (m/d/f) with focus on Back-End

Date: Jan 21, 2022

Location: Kaiserslautern, Rhineland Palatinate, DE, 67657

Company: John Deere

Almost 8 billion people live 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 184-year history.  


Welcome to John Deere, the leading innovator of agricultural, forestry, construction, lawn and grounds care equipment supported by comprehensive parts and financial services solutions. With around 70,000 employees worldwide, we develop and produce connected and technologically advanced machines with a total sales of $35,5 billion. By joining us you grow individually and become a key contributor in managing the biggest global challenge: supplying 7 billion people with food, clothing and infrastructure.


The John Deere Intelligent Solutions Group (ISG), located in Kaiserslautern, is part of a global John Deere Tech Stack. Its focus is on research and development of future trends and technologies around mobile agricultural, turf, and construction machines.  

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. 


Software Engineer with focus on Back-End (f/m/d) 


As Software Engineer with focus on Back-End you will work on the backend side of our Web Application Suite to help users Setup, Plan, Monitor, and Analyze the work they execute with our connected machines in the field or at their construction site.Our Web Application Suite currently is connected to tens of thousands of machines via the backend and will be key to operate them as they get more and more autonomous.  

We operate as a global team in a collaborative and open environment using the latest in web and cloud technologies as we build the future of Precision Agriculture and Construction.  


Your specific responsibilities being part of a full-stack product development team will include: 

  • Developing APIs and services on our cloud infrastructure that serve our customer facing web and mobile applications 
  • Developing and maintaining our cloud infrastructure on AWS 
  • Engaging in all aspects of the software delivery cycle including design, implementation, building, (automated) testing, deployment, and support 
  • Participating in Agile Software Development activities including team sprint planning, daily stand-ups, and team retrospectives 
  • Collaborating with Product Managers, UX /UI Designers, SW Architects, Testers, Customer Support representatives and other supporting teams 
  • Interfacing regularly with customers to ensure technical solutions are meeting their needs 
  • Leveraging our huge set of machine data to build more and more intelligent solutions 
  • Being an active member of the global John Deere developer community 


Your qualifications: 

  • University degree in Business Informatics, Computer Science or comparable qualification 
  • 2+ years of professional experience as a software developer in the development of backend code using the latest versions of 
    • Java 
    • Spring 
    • Python 
  • Deep knowledge and practical experience in using cloud technologies like AWS, Docker, OpenStack, or Azure 
  • Deep knowledge and practical experience in developing (RESTful) APIs 
  • Solid understanding of architectural styles and patterns of modern backend architecture, including micro-services, serverless solutions, containerization, etc. 
  • Broad experience in working with continuous integration tools (like GitHub, Jenkins, or Drone), building pipelines and test automation 
  • Broad experience with SQL and NoSQL databases (e.g. PostgreSQL, MongoDB) 
  • 2+ years of experience as a member of an agile software development team 
  • Fluent English skills with an excellent faculty of expression in word and writing 
  • Good German skills are desirable 


This makes you stand out: 

  • Knowledge and experience on web front-end development using JavaScript and common frameworks like React.js, Node.js 
  • Experience with native iOS development in Swift/ Objective C 
  • Experience with Android mobile development in Kotlin/Java 
  • Knowledge and experience in data analytics, machine learning approaches and related technologies

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.  


In addition, John Deere is offering competitive compensation and extensive benefits packages like: 

  • Flexible working hours 
  • Employer-funded pension 
  • Individual development plans 
  • Member of corporate benefits - employee discount program 


We Run Like No Other: 


We conduct business essential to life. Running for the people who trust us and the planet that sustains us, we create intelligent connected machines that enable lives to leap forward.  

Find out more about John Deere, the Higher Purpose behind what we do, innovation & technology at Deere here: https://www.deere.com/en/our-company/ 


John Deere develops next-generation technologies that change how our customers connect, explore, and interact with machines and the information they provide. We are looking for fast thinking players to join our company. So, if you're looking for a place to work that values innovation, leadership and creativity, please apply online. 

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