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Senior Robotic Perception Engineer (Remote Availability)

Date: May 12, 2019

Location: Moline, IL, US, 61265-8098

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) - Illinois (US-IL) - Moline 

Note: This position is currently eligible for a remote teleworking arrangement either in Moline, IL or Pittsburgh, PA.  The arrangement may be delayed for training or other job acclimation purposes, and remains subject to change.
Function: Product Engineering
Title: Senior Robotic Perception Engineer (Remote Availability) - 46354

Your Responsibilities

As a Senior Robotic Perception Engineer for Unit 90 in Moline, IL, you will apply in-depth and broad technical knowledge to provide innovative perception based advanced product development solutions for Deere vehicle and worksite systems. In addition, you will:

  • Lead perception solution requirements definition, specification, and technical coordination of solution development and delivery
  • Lead perception solution technical problem solving, develop analysis plans, and conducts complex system analysis
  • Understand industry technology trends and is capable of interfacing with external subject matter experts across a wide variety of perception projects
  • Interface with engineers across the perception development infrastructure to develop tools to efficiently test against project requirements

Visa sponsorship is NOT available for this position.

What Skills You Need

  • 5 or more years of experience in field robotics technology development and/or solution delivery
  • Experience in computer vision and machine learning
  • Experience in roles which demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate with technical staff, customers, and cross functional leaders
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate system and project level development and test plans across a complete solution team
  • Ability to travel up 25% of the time

What Makes You Stand Out

Other areas of experience or interest that will help us place you on the right team include:

  • 3 or more years of experience coordinating complete robotics system design, test, and commercial delivery
  • Technical lead experience in roles related to precision farming, perception, image processing, deep learning, and machine learning
  • PhD in field robotics or machine learning related technical degree

Education (or equivalent work experience)

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

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering
  • Master’s degree or more in Engineering, Perception Systems, and/or Robotics

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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