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Electrification Architect- Drivetrain

Date: Jul 29, 2022

Location: Moline, Illinois, 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.


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) - Illinois  - Moline  
Function: Engineering (CA)
Title: Electrification Architect- Drivetrain
Onsite/Remote: Onsite Position


Your Responsibilities


As an Electrification Architect- Drivetrain for John Deere Electric Powertrain in Moline, IL, you will…


  • Act as electric drivetrain expert for John Deere Electric Powertrain
  • Define common electric drivetrain architectures that best serve the various electric drive system architectures (battery-electric, engine-electric, hybrid, etc.)
  • Work with module teams to define standardized components that can be reused across vehicle programs for various drivetrain architectures
  • Understand customer and vehicle needs related to traction, derive requirements, and develop technical solutions that balance eMachine, gearbox, inverter, cooling, and overall vehicle needs into optimized solutions


Visa sponsorship is available for this position.  

What Skills You Need


  • 6 or more years of product engineering experience
  • 4 or more years of drivetrain/traction system engineering experience
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge of eMachines (electric machines, motors or generators)

What Makes You Stand Out


  • Demonstrated experience with nuances of electric drivetrain (form factor, cooling, reflected inertia implications, torque ripple implications, circulating currents, etc.)
  • Experience with deploying systems across multiple vehicles/product lines
  • Detailed familiarity with at least one Deere product line
  • Familiarity with additional electric drive system components and their impact on drivetrain performance (e.g. inverters, batteries, connectors/cables)



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


  • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant engineering 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 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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