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Technical Product Owner - Machine Learning

Date: Sep 9, 2021

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: Technical Product Owner - Machine Learning - 72805 



As a Technical Product Owner for the MLOps platform, you will determine the business needs and work closely with IT leadership and scrum teams to implement solutions.


You will work on a product team to help drive and scale capabilities associated with integrating machine learning into business and manufacturing processes. In this position you will be providing leading product design by providing Product Owner leadership, along with technical leadership.  You will be collaborating on developing cutting edge utilities and software products within a team of like-minded software engineers, data engineers and data scientists that will be used to:


Major Duties:

  • Support data science teams better automate workflows
  • Develop software to interface with machine learning models and business applications
  • Support machine learning monitoring and maintenance solutions
  • Provide coaching and mentoring to others within the technical discipline


Visa Sponsorship is available for this position.

What Skills You Need

  • 5 or more years of proven experience in an Agile/Scrum team environment 
  • Experience with agile development strongly preferred; agile certification a plus 
  • Strong understanding of technical terms, processes, and practices of products within scope 
  • Knowledge of Agile development methodologies/tools and experience writing features and user stories 
  • 5 or more years of proven experience in the design, development, testing and integration of high complex software solutions in Java web development with Sprint and Restful APIs leveraging change management 
  • 5 or more years of understanding of applications development environment, database, data management and infrastructure capabilities and constraints 
  • 4 or more years of a working understanding of full-stack design patterns and designing loosely coupled architectures 
  • 2 or more years of experience in developing and delivering scalable solutions in AWS 


What Makes You Stand Out

  • Capable of collaborating with multiple business stakeholders to provide information technology solutions 
  • Skilled in interpersonal communications, negotiation, and conflict resolution 
  • Proven experience as a work lead providing technical coaching and mentoring to others 
  • Proven strong leadership skill and experience, influence effectively, ability to resolve impediments in a timely manner 
  • Learning Agility / Innovative - desire and openness for continuous technical learning and identifying areas for application 
  • Growth mindset - willingness to deal and thrive in uncertainty 
  • 1 or more years of experience managing a team of 5 or more people

Education(or equivalent work experience)

  • Bachelor's degree in IT, Computer Science or Engineering
  • The ideal candidate has a BS or MS in a Software Engineering, Computer Science, or related field of study. Work experience should consist of a proven track record of efficiently designing, developing, and releasing machine learning software product both independently and collaboratively over a 4+ year period



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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