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Senior Robotics Software Engineer

Date: Sep 15, 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 Robotics Software Engineer - 75072 

Visa sponsorship is NOT available for this position 


Your Responsibilities


As a Senior Robotics Software Engineer of Automation & Autonomy Solutions, for the John Deere Intelligent Solutions Group (ISG) in Urbandale, you will be the technical lead for software and data solutions to support robotic products that use perception sensing and cameras to utilize machine learning or image processing. 

In addition, you will:

  • Be a lead system engineer for Automation Core services. This role involves solution design, solution requirements, project planning, monitoring, and developing other engineers that work on automation related projects for John Deere vehicles.
  • Set the strategy and lead the system engineer deliverables for data capture and data logging for the organization.
  • Provide overall engineering direction for ISG team members.
  • Ensure that the processes are understood and are being executed on Product Delivery Programs as expected.
  • Provide technical leadership to employees within the team.
  • Assist in the resolution of complex technical issues within the department as they arise.
  • Maintain a high-performance work culture.

What Skills You Need

  • 5+ years of experience in Precision Ag or Embedded Software technologies delivering embedded solutions 
  • 3+ years of experience working at various levels in the design, test, or coordination of software-focused projects 
  • Experience working closely with or developing C or C++ software algorithms for embedded solutions
  • Willingness and ability to travel, up to 25% (both domestic or internationally) 

What Makes You Stand Out

  • Experience in supervision and budget management 
  • Technical lead experience related to precision farming, perception, robotics, image processing, deep learning, and machine learning 
  • Advanced degree(s) in technology related disciplines 


  • Bachelor's degree in an Engineering, Science, Technology, or related 


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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