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Technical Product Owner: Database Services

Date: May 4, 2021

Location: Moline, Illinois, United States, 61265

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: Technical Product Owner: Database Services - 71438 


Technical Product Owner is responsible for the database services product in the Platform Services product family including Oracle and SQL database services.



  • Responsible for improving quality, customer satisfaction and performance metrics, and managing a products' product goals.
  • Partners closely with Global IT engineers and analysts to serve as their voice and what is possible given current and emerging technologies.
  • Plays a pivotal part in articulating the value of products to engineers and analysts.
  • Requires a deep understanding of the customer (software engineers and analysts), industry megatrends and current technical situation to drive strategic OKRs, roadmaps and measurable value creation.
  • Transforms the strategic vision of the product family into deliverable iterations for their respective product teams.
  • Make it easy for engineers and analysts to use database services in a way that aligns to DevOps principles.

Required Qualifications:

  • Experience with database products and solutions - 5+ years
  • Product or service development process/management experience. - 3+ years
  • Agile and/or DevSecOps delivery practices - 1 year
  • Experience with Continuous Delivery and DevOps- 3+ years
  • Knowledge of cloud-based database solutions
  • Culture of influencing without authority

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with infrastructure as code and database change automation (like flyway or liquibase)
  • Experience with implementing DevOps practices
  • Experience with cloud-based databases
  • Knowledge of containerization and orchestration tools
  • Experience with I&O/Platform Services/Cloud
  • Demonstrates excellent collaboration and communication skills across a broad set of users or stakeholders
  • Previous experience as a product owner or certification


  • 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.


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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