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Automation Data Scientist

Date: May 30, 2022

Location: Silvis, Iowa, US, 61282

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) - Iowa  - Silvis  
Function: Product Engineering
Title: Automation Data Scientist - 83854 

Onsite/Remote: Partial Remote Position 

Your Responsibilities

As Combine Automation Data Scientist, at the John Deere Global Crop Harvesting Product Development Center, you will be responsible for performing statistical analysis of harvest parameters gathered from field and lab environments to support the development of new data and automation solutions for our customer. In addition, you will:

  • Support the development and testing of virtual automation models through the integration of field data into prototype algorithms and combine plant models.
  • Work with Combine Automation leads to define requirements for data, modeling, and algorithm development.
  • Develop and maintain automated reporting tools to transform real-time field data into solution performance reports.
  • Provide liaison support with our back-office data partners.
  • Conduct data processing, quality assurance, and analysis for continuous improvements.


Visa sponsorship is NOT available for this position.

What Skills You Need

  • Experience with Advanced Data Gathering and analysis techniques, including statistical analysis.
  • Exposure to tools used for data management or data warehousing.
  • Strong theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience in statistical techniques.
  • Skilled in developing physics-based control systems models.
  • Expertise with Python, MATLAB, Simulink, and R.

What Makes You Stand Out

  • Strong combination of theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience with development of predictive models and machine learning algorithms.
  • Combine performance knowledge.


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

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Technical Area
  • Master’s Degree in Technical Area would be a plus.



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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