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Senior Developer Advocate

Date: Oct 13, 2021

Location: Moline, Illinois, US, 61265

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. 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.


Primary Location: United States (US) - Illinois  - Moline  
Function: Information Technology
Title: Senior Developer Advocate - 77518 


Visa sponsorship is available for this position. 

Your Responsibilities

As a Senior Developer Advocate located in Moline, IL for Developer Enablement at John Deere, you will be responsible for helping improve the quality of life of developers at John Deere.  To do this you will be expected to follow the below visison of this team :


We are constantly looking for ways to improve the experience of being a developer at John Deere.  We build or provide solutions that make it easy to do the right thing.  Sometimes that right thing is making infrastructure as code easier to start with or moving an application to the cloud by dockerizing it, or maybe its writing discoverable APIs for other internal apps.  We exist to find the constraints that are in our organization and alleviate them through our own good software development practices. 


We are developer advocates.  When the developer community is struggling to

adopt new better technology, we create an easier path for them to

adopt it.  We spend time with our community and amplify their voice to see change that impacts the delivery to the end customer. 


We are technical evangelists, when we see an opportunity to help grow John Deere’s technical journey, we will push that forward.  We focus on making it easier to do the right thing then if someone chooses a different path that adds less value, these processes will enable developers to control their own destiny, instead of us being their bottleneck. 

What Skills You Need

  • Experience as a developer writing code for various applications.
  • Experience using DevOps or eXtreme Programming practices as part of development.
  • Experience in owning the operation and infrastructure of applications.
  • Experience using cloud solution providers (like AWS, Azure, etc) to host your application and services.
  • Experience with consuming and writing APIs.
  • Experience working with a community of other software developers.
  • Strong Communication Skills.

What Makes You Stand Out

  • Experience with several different DevOps type of tooling (Ex: Drone, Github & Github Actions, Azure DevOps, Docker, Terraform, Puppet, Black duck, Artifactory, Sonar, Linting Tools, etc.).
  • Experience with several different languages (Ex: Java, JavaScript, Python, Go, Scala, etc).
  • Experience with using containers for orchestration of servers (Ex: Docker, ECS/K8s, etc).
  • Tool and/or Server Administration experience.
  • Unix/Linux administration experience.
  • Experience with contributing to open-source platforms/tools.
  • Experience mentoring others on best technical practices.


Bachelor's degree in IT, Computer Science, Computer Engineering or equivalent experience in a related career field.



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. 


An Equal Opportunity Employer, John Deere requires a diversity of people, perspectives and ideas to address the complex challenges of its global business.  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, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.





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