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Battery Management System Lead (CA)

Date: Jun 25, 2022

Location: Moline, Illinois, US, 61265-8098

Company: John Deere

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Title: Battery Management System Lead (CA) - 85811
Primary Location: United States (US) - Illinois  - Moline   
Organizational Group: INTELLIGENT SOLS  
Personnel Area: JD ISG - Urbandale  
Function: Product Engineering 
GJE Job Title: Senior Staff Engineer, Product 
Job Grade: 10 
Exemption Status: Exempt  
Hiring Manager: Michael Duffield 
Employee Referral Bonus:  

Onsite/Remote: Remote Position 


Your Responsibilities

As a Senior Staff Battery Management System Engineer you will support product electrification projects by leading and executing the development of lithium-ion battery management systems (BMS) for John Deere products worldwide. This includes product analysis, design, testing, as well as development of advanced battery models and controls.



  • Development and commercialization of battery management systems for energy storage (Lithium-Ion batteries) across all John Deere production systems
  • Technical leadership for advanced battery management algorithms
  • Technical leadership for development of battery models including; electrical, thermal, and aging models
  • Technical leadership for identification of appropriate battery technical solutions
  • Technical work direction to engineers and lab technicians executing the detailed battery design and testing

What Skills You Need

  • 12 or more years’ experience in product design and engineering 
  • 7 or more years’ experience in the design, development, testing, and integration of battery management systems in advanced energy storage systems including lithium-ion batteries
  • 5 or more years’ experience in the production and/or product launch of lithium-ion battery systems 
  • 7 or more years’ experience in development and validation of Battery Management System algorithms including state of charge (SOC), state of health (SOH) and Safety Functions 
  • 7 or more years’ experience in Battery Management System software development and validation 
  • 5 or more years’ experience in battery management system hardware design, development, and testing 
  • 5 or more years’ experience contributing as a core team member on a cross-functional product development team 
  • 5 or more years’ experience in battery management system integration into electric vehicle applications 

What Makes You Stand Out

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering. Desired emphasis on battery management systems, battery technology and/or similar technologies. 
  • Advanced technical degree, Masters level or greater, is highly desired unless individual has equivalent technical field and work experience in the area of battery management systems and battery technology product application. 
  • Understanding of energy storage (Lithium-Ion Battery) technology trends, vehicle industry application trends, battery management system technology trends, and lithium-ion battery test approaches. 
  • Experience in leading complex engineering projects.
  • Work experience with rectifiers, inverters, power control systems, and chargers.
  • Experience with installation, commissioning and field support of energy storage systems (Lithium-Ion Batteries) including diagnosing and troubleshooting battery system failures.
  • Experience with artificial intelligence and/or machine learning methodologies and application to battery management systems.
  • Experience with battery management system HIL testing.
  • 5 or more years’ experience in development of battery equivalent circuit, thermal and aging models using Matlab / Simulink.
  • Experience with construction, agricultural, and turf vehicle engineering.

Major Duties

  • Applies in-depth and broad technical knowledge to provide innovative identification and resolution of problems in the development of products.
  • Leads in the solution of division-wide complex problems or projects by identifying and organizing necessary resources. Acts as technical advisor.
  • Develops analysis plan and conducts complex analysis.
  • Leads in resolution of difficult technical issues across the enterprise whether within the company or with outside suppliers.
  • Develops and maintains knowledge of industry and technical innovations in the technical discipline.
  • May develop, track and meet capital and expense budget for their responsibility.
  • Provides Community of Practice (COP) leadership that fosters the development and adaptation of common engineering processes and tools to improve and leverage the individual and organizational performance of the engineering function.
  • Introduces and instructs others in the use of new technology or complex analysis procedures to solve engineering problems.


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.


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