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Agile Coach- Software Engineering

Date: Jan 16, 2022

Location: Des Moines, Iowa, US, 61265-8098

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.


Primary Location: United States (US) - Iowa  - Des Moines  
Function: Information Technology
Title: Agile Coach- Software Engineering - 75558 


Your Responsibilities

As a Agile Coach – Software Engineering for John Deere located in Des Moines, IA, you will….

  • Teach/Coach/Mentor software engineers, product owners, scrum masters and engineering managers on agile and engineering practices.
  • Teach/Coach/Mentor organization leaders regarding thought leadership, software engineering strategies, organizational team structures.
  • Pair with other coaches (team members) as part of the transformation regarding DevOps, Agile and Product objectives and ways to instill those disciplines within John Deere’s organization.

Provide insight into changes for John Deere’s transformation


Visa sponsorship is NOT available for this position.  

What Skills You

  • 8+ years of software development experience or equivalent DevOps coaching experience
  • 4+ years of experience with Agile practices
  • 4+ years of experience with lean development principles and engineering practices such as CI/CD, TDD, Pair Programming, etc.
  • 2+ years of experience with Value Stream Maps, Design Thinking methodology
  • 2+ years of experience working with software development patterns and designing/implementing loose coupled architectures.


What Makes You Stand Out

  • Being an advocate in agile and engineering communities
  • SAP Development/Configuration experience
  • Previous Agile/DevOps coach
  • Cloud experience (AWS/Azure)
  • Product Discovery and/or Product Coach experience

Experience implementing Design Thinking methodology, mission model canvas, lean canvas, business model canvas, etc



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

Bachelor's degree in Engineering/Computer Science/Technology/IT discipline or equivalent 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.


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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