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User Experience Lead

Date: Oct 3, 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: User Experience Lead - 72722 


Visa sponsorship is available for this position. 

Your Responsibilities


As a User Experience Lead for John Deere in Moline, IL, you will be an unbiased strategic partner to product and engineering leaders to drive customer-centric priorities and cohesive end-to-end digital experiences across product families. You will be responsible for translating user research insights into functional requirements and experience design concepts. As a UX Lead you will be multi-disciplined.


In addition, you will:


  • Define and execute research plans, leveraging methodologies such as contextual interviews, journey mapping, usability testing, and personas
  • Build strong strategic relationships with group product managers, group engineering managers, product managers & owners and product UX practitioners to drive cohesive experiences across product families
  • Translate research insights into functional needs and experience recommendations to accelerate discussions and decisions early in the product development process
  • Conduct design thinking workshops with a wide range of stakeholders to creatively address complex processes, applications, impediments, and user journeys spanning multiple products
  • Validate and design experience concepts that are aligned with standard user experience frameworks (such as John Deere UX Fuel Design System) to ensure quality and consistency
  • Champion UX education, up-skilling, and customer-centric mindset transformation across the entire strategic business areas of responsibility

What Skills You Need


  • 10+ years of UX Research experience within information technology with the following:
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, including the ability to lead design discussions, workshops, and research
  • A portfolio highlighting strong design experience in modern and intuitive digital interfaces
  • Demonstrated qualitative and quantitative research expertise
  • Proficient with design tools such as Figma, Sketch, Adobe CC, Invisionapp, Mural, etc.
  • Proven ability to influence without authority and working with a variety of leadership levels
  • Experience incorporating branding and common design system components and guidelines into product experiences

What Makes You Stand Out


  • Previous UX Leadership/Management experience
  • Software development practitioner experience
  • Business process acumen in one or more of the following:  Retail Channel Management, Sales & Marketing, Finance, Order Fulfillment, Manufacturing, Product Development.
  • Experience with Deere internal and external operations environment driving a cohesive end-to-end digital experience across Deere’s core processes




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

  • BS/BA in Information Technology, Computer Science, Human Computer Interaction, Usability, Graphic Arts, Digital Design, Industrial Design, Marketing, Human Factors, or equivilant


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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