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Senior Staff Engineer, Navigation Technology Architect

Date: Jan 21, 2022

Location: Torrance, California, US, 90503

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) - California  - Torrance  
Function: Product Engineering
Title: Senior Staff Engineer, Navigation Technology Architect - 77719 




Your Responsibilities


John Deere is currently hiring a Navigation Technology Architect for the Intelligent Solutions Group (ISG) located in Torrance, CA.

At John Deere, 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. 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 a Navigation Technology Architect on this team, you will be working to design and build mission critical navigational solutions to help to continuously drive innovation in this space.

Additionally, you will….

  • Architect navigation solutions that help meet our fully autonomous roadmaps for farming, construction, and turf applications.
  • Explore new technologies and algorithms that help improve navigation performance uptime, accuracy, and reliability. Exploring both horizontal and vertical improvements.
  • Work with teams across the globe to capture needs and evaluate new solutions
  • Foster Deere presence through leadership roles through professional groups and organizations (i.e. universities and navigation groups like ION)


What Skills You Need


  • 8+ years of experience developing navigation solutions using multiple sensors including GNSS, Inertials, and Camera
  • 5+ years of experience using and tuning Kalman filters


What Makes You Stand Out


  • Previous experience as a Technology Architect – designed system to address navigation problems using current or new technologies
  • Good understanding of Position Sensor Fusion / Kalman Filtering with respect to navigation.
  • Previous experience interfacing with and designing Inertial navigation algorithms and sensors
  • Familiarity with other sensor navigation types like vision or radar.
  • Fluent in C/C++
  • Experiences Machine Learning
  • Prioritize skills and experiences from most important to least.
  • Ability to design simulations to assess system performance
  • Ability to design tests to demonstrate prototype navigation system performance




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

  • Masters required (ideally in electrical engineering, computer science, computer engineering) AND 7+ years of experience in the field
  • PhD or equivalent preferred AND 5-10 years experience in the 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. 


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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