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Staff Site Reliability Engineer

Date: Sep 17, 2022

Location: Milan, Iowa, US, 61264-3232

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  - Milan  
Function: Technology (CA)
Title: Staff Site Reliability Engineer
Onsite/Remote:Remote Position

 Visa Sponsorship is Available!

Your Responsibilities

As a Staff Site Reliability Engineer within John Deere, you will be responsible for solving problems and evangelizing the benefits of the Site Reliability Engineering discipline across the ISG organization. This is an opportunity to reaching across multiple teams to ensure the operation and reliability of our Precision Farming data processing pipeline.  You'll have the ability to impact the resiliency by working with teams to implement and teach them the values of automation, observability, and operations utilizing AWS products and other tools.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Lead in the anticipation, analysis, and delivery of solutions and infrastructure to increase the resiliency of ISG applications.
  • Implement and Utilize observability tools to Discover, Analyze, and Investigate issues in our Precision Farming Data Platform Systems.
  • Engage with multiple product teams to implement automation and resiliency methods.
  • Develop and Implement common DevOps tools in order to make infrastructure and automation more common across teams.
  • Define and Develop automation and processes for Incident and Problem Management
  • Evangelize the benefits of the Site Reliability to Engineers across ISG and John Deere.

What Skills You Need

5 or more years in the following:

  • Experience in developing applications using AWS products and services (ex. RDS, EC2, S3, ECS, CloudWatch)
  • Practical experience with container technologies (Docker, AWS ECS, etc.)
  • Practical experience in Operational Troubleshooting, Incident Management, and Problem Management
  • Experience in software development, administration, and CI/CD
  • Strong communication and leadership skills including relationship management and conflict management skills
  • Strong critical thinking and decision-making skills

What Makes You Stand Out

  • Experience in the troubleshooting, diagnosis, and resolution of large, high priority incidents.
  • Knowledge of Java and Scala standards, practices, and expertise
  • Experience with Terraform or other cloud agnostic tools
  • Experience developing with Java, JavaScript, Python, Golang, or other common languages used in AWS


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

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience in Software Development and/or IT Operations

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


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.


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.



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