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Senior Software Architect

Date: May 22, 2019

Location: Moline, IL, 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) - Illinois (US-IL) - Moline 
Function: Product Engineering
Title: Senior Software Architect - 51321 
Your Responsibilities

As a Senior Software Architect, for John Deere, you will be a technical leader on a team designing innovative solutions for customers in an Agile culture.  In addition, you will:

  • Design, model and simulate architecture to design software embedded into Deere's vehicles to help our customers optimize job performance, provide precision machine control, and enhance the user's experience.
  • Work in a dynamic work teaming environment with global team members.
  • Collaborate with systems engineers and software engineers to design and deliver software features.
  • Collaborate with other software architects to manage complex embedded systems.
  • Lead and mentor members of your software team.
  • Develop software using world class design process and tools.
  • Provides technical support to non-software groups including marketing, manufacturing, quality and supply management organizations.
  • Firsthand experience operating and testing your work on Deere products.
  • Support and drive resolution for issues that arise in testing or production.

VISA Sponsorship IS available for this position.

What Skills You Need

  • 4 or more years of experience relating to software or systems engineering or control system development
  • 2 or more years of prior experience in software architecture
  • Experience building business relationships in a team-based culture

What Makes You Stand Out

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

  • Background with John Deere products, farming practices and/or farm equipment operation
  • Prior experience in developing software architecture
  • Understanding of Agile methodology and experience in an Agile team
  • Product delivery processes experience
  • Embedded software development in C, C++ and Model Based Software Development (MBSD) or/and real-time operating systems
  • Practical experience applying closed loop control theory
  • Experience with simulation and modeling tools (e.g. MATLAB, Simulink, and Stateflow)
  • Experience with CAN J1939 communication protocol
  • Experience in project management or project planning

Education (or equivalent work experience)

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

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Computer Science, or Mechanical Engineering with Controls emphasis

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.


Nearest Major Market: Davenport
Nearest Secondary Market: Moline

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