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Senior Software Engineer

Date: May 28, 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. And 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) - Iowa  - Urbandale  
Function: Technology (CA)
Title: Senior Software Engineer - 84758 
Onsite/Remote: Remote Position 


Visa sponsorship is NOT available for this position.


Your Responsibilities


As a remote-based Senior Software Engineer for John Deere's Intelligent Solutions Group (ISG), you will be an integral member of a team of developers and testers who are challenged with designing and developing, testing, and integrating applications of high complexity.


You will also be challenged with utilizing your knowledge of backend systems and Agile development techniques to autonomously deliver software solutions quickly and effectively. Your work will be instrumental in shaping the future of agriculture and will directly impact how we empower our customers to achieve their goals and become more productive.


You will also:  

  • Define and refine features in preparation for grooming with the team
  • Provide technical guidance and coaching to more junior engineers within and outside your team  
  • Maintain high-quality coding standards, patterns, and approaches through hands-on coding and delivery
  • Oversee activities related to Test Automation, Continuous Integration, and Continuous Deployment  
  • Collaborate with other software development teams and engineers on everything related to new technologies, technical thought leadership, alignment, and delivery

What Skills You Need


  • 4 or more years of experience in designing and developing complex Java applications
  • 3 or more years of expertise building reliable backend systems that are low-latency & high volume, distributed, and scalable  
  • Roughly 2 or more years of experience in contributing to architecture and design of new and current systems
  • 3 or more years of expertise working on products being developed on AWS, Azure, and/or GCP 
  • Strong knowledge of TDD, Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery, and Agile methodologies 
  • Familiarity with and comfortability to provide technical leadership to mid-sized teams 

What Makes You Stand Out


  • Expertise in building data products and APIs to support enterprise data processing pipeline enhancements
  • AWS Certification or 3 years of equivalent AWS experience 
  • Understanding of Agriculture Domain or previous experience with Precision Ag technologies 
  • Strong knowledge of functional programming languages such as Scala, Haskell, Erlang, and Elixir and related frameworks



  • Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, Computer Engineering or equivalent experience in a related career field




If you are moving to an area where housing and general expenses are significantly more expensive than at your departure location, the Company may provide a transitional benefit to help offset these costs for a specified period of time as a part of the relocation package. The Company will notify employees of their eligibility for this benefit based on a calculation provided by Runzheimer International. The calculation is based on a comprehensive assessment of all living cost variables and specific individual characteristics.


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, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability. 




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