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Senior Software Engineer

Date: Jun 24, 2022

Location: Milan, Illinois, US, 61264

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.


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  - Milan  
Function: Technology (CA)
Title: Senior Software Engineer - 85022 

Onsite/Remote: Onsite Position 


Visa sponsorship is available for this position

Your Responsibilities


As a Senior Software Engineer for John Deere Intelligent Solutions Group located in Milan, IL, You will provide technical leadership to an Agile (scrum) team working on Java, Scala, Akka, NodeJS, Amazon Web Services (AWS) technologies and Big Data concepts. You will participate in all aspects of the team's work, including development, design, testing, and analysis. That means you will:

  • Perform hands-on code development and delivery and ensure that coding standards, patterns and approaches are appropriate, consistent and of high quality.
  • Provide guidance to other team members of design solutions or coding practices within the team.
  • Be considered an expert within the team on tools and technology in use.
  • Be expected to work with members of the team by pairing, coaching and review.
  • Interface regularly with our customers to ensure you are producing technical solutions that meet their needs 

What Skills You Need


  • 6 or more years of experience in designing and developing complex Java applications
  • 3 or more years of experience in building low-latency & high volume, distributed, scalable and reliable backend systems
  • 3 or more years of experience in providing technical leadership to mid-size teams
  • 3 or more years of experience working on projects/products being developed on AWS
  • 3 or more years of experience in Akka framework & Scala
  • 3 or more years of experience in TDD, Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery and Agile methodologies
  • 3 or more years of experience in contributing in architecture and design of new and current systems
  • Excellent communication skills (written, verbal, comprehension, and presentation)

What Makes You Stand Out


  • AWS certified Architect or 3 or more years of equivalent AWS experience
  • Understanding of different components of JDLink, Operation Center & precision Ag technologies
  • Functional programming experience (Scala/Haskell etc.)
  • 3 or more years working in Enterprise scale data processing pipelines, building data products and APIs 
  • Strong interpersonal communication and collaboration skills  
  • Experience in roles that required strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Experience working with a geographically distributed team
  • Experience in supporting applications on 24x7 schedule
  • Experience with NodeJS



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


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science/Engineering related discipline 



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.

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