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Software Engineer

Date: Jan 14, 2022

Location: Moline, Illinois, US, 61265-8098

Company: John Deere

There are over 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! 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  - Moline  
Function: Information Technology
Title: Software Engineer - 72787 


What You'll Do


As a Software Engineer with John Deere Global IT, you will get a unique opportunity to work with a dynamic team in a Fortune 500 company that is regularly ranked among the best companies to work for in the country.  Employees joining our development teams will immediately be immersed in a culture where we value personal and professional growth.


This position will be on the Benefits Agile team delivering solutions for Healthcare, Life Insurance, 401K and Pensions. You will participate in all aspects of the Agile team's work which includes software delivery, product configuration, automation, and service management. 


The person filling this position will not be expected to be an expert in all technologies on day one but should come with a strong foundational knowledge and an insatiable desire to learn and grow. 



  • Participate in discussions with the Scrum and Product teams to develop technical solutions to satisfy business requirements related to Healthcare, Life Insurance, 401K and Pensions.
  • Develop, code, configure, and test internally developed programs and integrations with supplier solutions.
  • Deliver, operate, and optimize data systems and integrations using Data Management and ETL technologies 
  • Evaluate and implement solutions to improve cost, quality, and performance of software applications  
  • Utilize automation techniques to digitalize tasks in situations where system integrations are not possible 
  • Follow industry standard software design methodology for development and documentation 
  • Utilize ITIL practices to provide quality IT services and support 
  • Analyze assignments, and determine software specifications that must be fulfilled to achieve objectives  
  • Collaborate with relevant stakeholders and team members to ensure that features meet business needs. 

Visa sponsorship is available for this position.

Proven Technical Skills and Experiences


  • Demonstrated skills in the design, development, testing and integration of high complex software solutions leveraging change management specifically with front-end designs, development (HTML, Javascript, Modern UX technologies) and optimization
  • Hands on experience on one or more database technologies (e.g. PostgreSQL, Oracle, SQL Server, DB2)
  • Demonstrated skills in ABAP, SAP PI
  • Demonstrated skills working in an Agile/Scrum team environment
  • Demonstrated skills in leveraging DevSecOps and lean development principles such as Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery such as GitHub and Jenkins
  • Experience with software automation (TDD and Unit Testing Frameworks: Junit, Mockito, Cucumber, Cypress, Selenium)
  • Working understanding of design patterns
  • Bonus: Exposure to Mainframe (JCL, SAS, ESP)

Interpersonal, Leadership and Teaming Competencies


  • Capable of collaborating with multiple business stakeholders to provide information technology solutions
  • Skilled in interpersonal communications, negotiation, and conflict resolution
  • Proven experience working in a team environment

Education (or equivalent work experience)


  • Bachelor's degree in Information Technology


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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