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Senior Staff Engineer, ASIC Design

Date: Jun 22, 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.


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.


Primary Location: United States (US) - California  - Torrance  
Function: Product Engineering
Title: Senior Staff Engineer, ASIC Design - 79898 


Your Responsibilities

As a Senior Staff Engineer, ASIC Design for John Deere Intelligent Solutions Group (ISG) located in Torrance, CA, you will….

  • Specify, design, develop, test, and document and/or ASIC (Application Specification Integrated Circuit) solutions for GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite Systems) and communication signal processing, and other miscellaneous logical functions for company products and/or R&D
  • Specify, design, develop, test, and document electronic circuit board assemblies for company products and/or technology research, such as technology proof of concept, test fixtures, specialized test equipment
  • Support field and lab test assignments


What Skills You Need

  • 10+ years of design exposure relating to logic design of large-scale systems using Verilog Hardware Description Language (HDL) for FPGA/ASIC synthesis and simulation.
  • Previous use of design tools such as Mentor Graphics ModelSim / Questa, Xilinx Vivado FPGA tools. 
  • Familiarity with electronics laboratory tools used for testing digital radios, including oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, spectrum analyzers, signal generators, and multimeters. 
  • 5+ years work experience designing digital circuitry, including high-speed logic (100 MHz to 750 MHz) signaling. 
  • 5+ years work experience designing/debugging GNSS, SATCOM, modems, transceivers, and other digital communication systems.
  • Solid understanding of digital signal processing fundamentals and implementation techniques
  • Experience with Arm microprocessor-based systems. 

What Makes You Stand

  • Exposure to mixed signal system design
  • MathCAD or similar calculation tool
  • PSpice or similar electronic simulation tool
  • Schematic tool such as OrCAD Capture or Mentor Design Capture


  • Technical degree such as a B.S. Physics or Electrical Engineering



What You'll Get

At John Deere, you are empowered to create a career that will take you to where you want to go while working in an inclusive team environment. 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. Additionally, we offer a comprehensive reward package to help you get started on your new career path, including:



  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Highly competitive base pay and performance bonuses
  • Savings & Retirement benefits (401k and Defined Benefit Pension)
  • Healthcare benefits with a generous company contribution in the Health Savings Account
  • Adoption assistance
  • Employee Assistance Programs
  • Tuition assistance
  • Fitness subsidies and on-site gyms at specific Deere locations
  • Charitable contribution match
  • Employee Purchase Plan & numerous discount programs for personal use




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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.


The terms of the applicable benefit plans, and all company actions administering or interpreting these plans, continue to control.  Deere & Company reserves the right to suspend, amend, modify, or terminate the Plan(s) in any manner at any time, including the right to modify or eliminate any cost-sharing between the company and participants. Changes, which can be made at any time, are made by action of the company’s board of directors, or to the extent authorized by resolution of its board of directors, or by the Deere & Company Compensation Committee. In the event of a conflict between the language of the official Plan Documents and this document, the language of the official Plan Documents will control.

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