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Senior Developer

Date: Jul 16, 2021

Location: Urbandale, Iowa, US, 50322

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) - Iowa  - Urbandale  
Function: Product Engineering
Title: Senior Developer - 74582 



This position may be located in Urbandale, IA or Milan, IL per the hiring manager's discretion. This may be dependent on the successful candidate's background, experience, and proficiency.

Your Responsibilities


As a Senior Developer for John Deere Intelligent Solutions Group (ISG) located in Urbandale, IA, you will join a team of passionate developers and testers to design, develop, test, and integrate applications of high complexity. We operate in a collaborative, open environment focused on using Agile development techniques to autonomously deliver solutions quickly and effectively. That means you will:


  • Provide technical expertise to define and refine features in preparation for grooming with the team 
  • Pair frequently and provide technical guidance and coaching with junior members of the team 
  • Perform hands-on code development and delivery and ensure that coding standards, patterns and approaches are appropriate, consistent and of high quality.
  • Be considered an expert within the team on tools and technology in use.
  • Establish a culture of software crafting best practices in your team, including Test Automation, Continuous Integration, and Continuous Deployment 
  • Collaborate with Staff Developers and other teams on new technologies and technical thought leadership 
  • Interface regularly with our customers to ensure you are producing technical solutions that meet their needs 
  • Engage in Agile software development activities, including sprint planning, daily standups, retrospectives and hackathons 
  • Collaborate with other teams to help drive alignment and understanding of requirements and dependencies 
  • Influence our overall product development strategy and roadmap.


Visa sponsorship is available for this position. 

What Skills You Need


  • 8 or more years of experience in designing and developing complex Java applications 
  • 5 or more years of experience in building low-latency & high volume, distributed, scalable and reliable backend systems 
  • 3 or more years of experience in providing technical leadership to mid-size teams 
  • 3 or more years of experience working on projects/products being developed on AWS or other cloud technologies 
  • 3 or more years of experience in TDD, Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery and Agile methodologies
  • 2 or more years of experience in contributing in architecture and design of new and current systems 
  • Excellent communication skills (written, verbal, comprehension, and presentation) 
  • 2+ years of demonstrated technical leadership skills

What Makes You Stand Out


Beyond just being generally awesome, other areas of experience or interest that will help us place you on the right team are listed below. In our experience, being a great developer isn't really tied to your current technology stack, so don't fret if these don't line up with your exact skillset.


  • AWS Certification or 3 years of equivalent AWS experience
  • Understanding of Agriculture Domain or experience in Precision Ag technologies
  • 3 or more years of experience working in Enterprise scale data processing pipelines, building data products and APIs
  • Strong interpersonal communication and collaboration skills 
  • Experience in roles that required strong analytical and problem solving skills  
  • Experience working with a geographically distributed team
  • Experience in supporting applications on 24x7 schedule



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

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science/Engineering related discipline 


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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