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Software Engineer

Date: Jan 10, 2022

Location: Moline, Illinois, US, 61265-8098

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: Software Engineer - 78619 
Onsite/Remote: Onsite Position



What You'll Be Doing


John Deere is currently seeking a Software Engineer to join our Intelligent Solutions Group (ISG) at our world headquarters in Moline, IL.

At John Deere, our Intelligent Solutions Group (ISG) is responsible for pushing the boundaries of the data-driven insight and technology that drives precision agriculture. Our dedication to quality, sustainability, and technology is what makes John Deere a major player in the agriculture industry on a global level. If you embark on a career with us, you’ll have an opportunity to work on the front lines of agricultural and sustainable innovation, creating a lasting impact on how our farmers can better feed the world.


As Software Engineer, Emerging Manufacturing Technologies, you will trailblaze cutting edge manufacturing software and pass it long to other groups of SWE’s for mass implementation. You will build a reputation of being a driven innovator who will play an integral role in advancing our manufacturing tech stack. You will also be responsible for enabling disruptive technologies aimed to improve Deere's manufacturing facilities and give our factories a competitive edge.

Additionally, you will:

  • Develop and pilot new technologies that give our factories a competitive edge (5G, Data Analytics, IoT, AR/VR/XR)
  • Manage and run Proof of Concepts (POC) to validate technologies
  • Developing and supporting high-quality software solutions in big data processing pipelines to drive analytics and automation to autonomy
  • Collaborate with other software engineers to facilitate integrations


Visa sponsorship is available for this role.


What Skills You Need


  • 3+ years of software engineering experience utilizing technology such as Python, Java, C#, or Scala
  • Previous experience with Test driven development (TDD)
  • Familiarity with Cloud native frameworks
  • Experience utilizing Containers/Kubernetes
  • Highly collaborative mindset and ability to influence without authority
  • Ability to support activities covering global time zones


What Makes You Stand Out


While we know that most engineers will not have experience in all of the below, we invite you to apply if you have worked with any of the following:

  • Experience with infrastructure management, Hybrid Cloud environments, and Agile Development practices
  • Networking skills (Wired, Wi-Fi, Cellular) and Edge device management
  • Understanding of Industry 4.0 capabilities and technologies
  • Manufacturing Experience (working understanding of typical factory processes - Assembly, Weld, Material Handling, Robotics, etc.)
  • Knowledge of Cybersecurity/Security by design principles
  • Previous IT/OT convergence experience
  • CI/CD pipelines
  • 1+ year of experience in cloud technologies (AWS/GCP/Azure)
  • Ability to process large volumes of data 




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

  • Bachelor’s degree in IT, electrical engineering, computer science, computer engineering or equivalent experience in related career field
  • Advanced degree preferred




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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