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Future Opportunities: Software Engineer

Date: Dec 9, 2021

Location: Johnston, IA, US, 61265

Company: John Deere

There are 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 in our 175-year history. 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 (US-IA) - Johnston 
Function: Information Technology
Title: Future Opportunities: Software Engineer - 67168 




If you are passionate about software engineering, developing new and innovative technical solutions and working in a fast paced, empowered Agile environment John Deere is the place to be.  At John Deere we offer the opportunity to engage in the design, development and full lifecycle execution of software solutions.  The new John Deere Smart Industrial strategy focuses on being a clear technology leader.  We have a number of opportunities for highly knowledgeable individuals with a desire to build full stack software solutions.  If this excites you, apply here for current or future opportunities with John Deere!   



As a Software Engineer for John Deere, you will get the opportunity to work on large-scale global applications in a Fortune 500 company that is regularly ranked among the best companies to work for in the country. We have openings in the following locations: Chicago, IL; Moline, IL (Quad Cities), Johnston, IA (Des Moines).  Employees joining our development teams will immediately be immersed in a culture where we emphasize personal and professional growth. In this position, you will be responsible for collaborating with other software engineers and analysts to drive application development and design to meet the requirements and demands. 



The Team



John Deere IT is a global organization consisting of over 2,500 employees who develop products and services enhancing our operations.  These products and services fall in key strategic business areas including: 


  • Financial Services 
  • Cloud Computing
  • CyberSecurity 
  • Manufacturing 
  • Supply Chain  
  • Product Design & Engineering 
  • Data & Analytics 
  • Parts 
  • Human Resources 
  • Finance 
  • Customer and Product Support 
  • Dealer & Customer Solutions 
  • Architecture 


The Role 


Expectations for a Software Engineer include: 


  • Demonstrated experience in full stack software engineering for both cloud and on prem hosted solutions 
  • Demonstrated skills in Dev/Sec/Ops principals, tools and practices 
  • Ability to quickly learn and adapt to changing technology environment 
  • Working as a member of an Agile delivery team to continuously develop and deploy product features 
  • Contributing to technical analysis and design of solutions to improve quality and performance 
  • Conducting root cause analysis and resolution of production support issues  
  • Collaborating with other members of the team to perform code pairing and code reviews to ensure high quality code and product delivery  
  • Experience with software test automation (TDD and Unit Testing Frameworks: Junit, Mockito, Cucumber, Cypress)   


Keys for a Software Engineer include: 


  • Experience building solutions on public cloud providers like AWS, Azure, GCP, etc. 
  • Proficiency in languages like Java, Scala, C/C++, Java Script, Python, .NET, ABAP, Node.js, etc.
  • Experience in web and mobile development using frameworks, such as: REACT, Spring, Express, Play, JUnit, Jenkins, XAMARIN, IONIC etc. 
  • Experience with Big Data Solutions like Spark, DataBricks, Hadoop, HBase, SQL, etc.
  • Software skills certifications


Interpersonal, Leadership and Teaming Competencies, Product Knowledge 


  • Capable of collaborating with other team members to ensure that features deliver value  
  • Skilled in interpersonal communications, negotiation, and conflict resolution  
  • Proven experience working in a team environment within minimal supervision; team-oriented 
  • Eager to develop both his/her own skills and those of others 
  • Strong problem-solving and decision-making skills   
  • Ability to mentor junior developers and perform code reviews  
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced agile environment 




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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Nearest Secondary Market: Moline

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