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Senior Software Developer

Date: Jun 8, 2022

Location: Urbandale, Iowa, US, 50322

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) - Iowa  - Urbandale  
Function: Technology (CA)
Title: Senior Software Developer - 86130 

Onsite/Remote: Partial Remote Position 

Your Responsibilities

As a Senior Software Developer for John Deere Intelligent Solutions Group (ISG) located in Urbandale, IA, you will work with the Developer Enablement team to support software teams in efficiently building, testing, releasing, and operating customer-facing and internal applications through innovative and easy-to-use solutions.  Your responsibilities will include:

  • Develop custom applications and frameworks that simplify, automate, or eliminate repetitive and time-consuming tasks associated with software development.
  • Collaborate with software developers, technical leads, and architects to understand and optimize the software delivery cycle
  • Support centralized tools for continuous integration, testing, deployment, and observability
  • Lead efforts to identify and implement improvements in all phases of software delivery to reduce effort, cost, errors, and time to market

What Skills You Need (Required skills/experiences)

  • 3 or more years of experience building and delivering web-client and/or server-side applications in a production environment using JavaScript, React.js, and/or Node.js
  • 3 or more years of experience deploying applications using infrastructure-as-code on cloud computing platforms such as Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, or Google Cloud
  • 3 or more years of experience building and delivering software solutions using Test Driven Development (TDD) and Acceptance Test Driven Development (ATDD)
  • 3 or more years of experience building and delivering software solutions using Continuous Integration (CI) and build pipeline deployment automation (CD)

What Makes You Stand Out (Desired skills/experiences)

  • Experience using containers and orchestrators to build, deploy, and operate applications (e.g., Docker, ECS, Kubernetes)
  • Experience using and managing Continuous Integration tools, particularly Drone, Jenkins, and GitHub
  • Experience leveraging AWS services (ECS, EC2, Elastic Beanstalk, Lambda, S3, RDS, SQS, SNS, etc.)
  • Experience working with end-to-end testing frameworks such as Playwright, Puppeteer, Cypress, and Selenium
  • Experience presenting technical information in a professional community of practice setting
  • Experience in maintaining and/or refactoring legacy code bases


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

  • Bachelor's degree in either Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, MIS, or other IT-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 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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