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Cyber Security Software Engineer

Date: Sep 9, 2022

Location: Chicago, Illinois, US, 60607

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. And 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.


Title: Cyber Security Software Engineer - 82794
Primary Location: United States (US) - Illinois  - Chicago   

Secondary Location: United States (US) - Illinois  -  Moline
Organizational Group: Enterprise Information Technology 
Function: Technology (CA)
Onsite/Remote: Partial Remote Position 


Visa sponsorship is available for this position.

Overview & Responsibilities


  • As a Software Engineer on the Identity and Access Management team in Chicago, IL, or Moline, IL, you will be a hands-on developer on a highly collaborative and cross-functional Agile delivery team dedicated to design, development, and delivery of software solutions impacting several major divisions across John Deere. Your contributions to this technology will create a global impact.  


In this role you will: 


  • Transform and continuously improve technology products to meet or exceed the stakeholder specifications of availability, quality and user experience in the Cyber security space.
  • Work within established guidelines such as workflow or tool standards and help improve these using DevOps principles
  • Drive product innovations leveraging the cloud and other industry leading technologies
  • Assist with root cause analysis, debug, and fix complex application issues and lead prevent recurrence initiatives within the product's code base
  • Be an active member of an Agile software delivery team to establish strong software design, data design and loosely coupled Architectural alignment in a complex application environment
  • Ensure a high quality and sustainable code base by establishing Test Driven Development (TDD) as the foundation of development

What Skills You Need

  • 3 or more years of experience in the below
  • design, development, testing and integration of high complex software solutions using Java, JavaScript, NodeJS and RESTful APIs with database
  • design, data management and infrastructure capabilities and constraints
  • 2 or more years of experience in developing applications using AWS services (RDS, EC2, S3, SQS, Lambda etc.)
  • 1 or more years of proven experience in an Agile/Scrum team environment with Test Driven Development (TDD)

What Makes You Stand Out

  • Capable of collaborating with multiple business stakeholders to provide reliable and high-quality technology solutions
  • Learning Agility / Innovative - desire and openness for continuous technical learning and identifying areas for application
  • Ability to understand complex architecture and work with different teams contributing to the security
  • Familiarity with Okta, Active Directory, Splunk and other security toolset.
  • An ability and an interest in continually learning and mastering the rapidly evolving AWS cloud development
  • Ability to work with offshore development teams and 24/7 support.


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

  • Bachelor’s in Computer Science, SANS certificates, or equivalent work 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 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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