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Senior Front-end 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.


Primary Location: United States (US) - Iowa  - Urbandale  
Function: Information Technology
Title: Senior Front-end Developer - 86047 

Onsite/Remote: Partial Remote Position 


Visa sponsorship is available for this position. 



As a Senior Front-end Developer on our ExpertConnect team in Urbandale, IA, you be challenged with utilizing your front-end engineering expertise to develop smart technology that enables our customers to make their job less complicated and their workday become more productive. ExpertConnect™ is our new multi-channel customer service platform designed specifically for centralized ticketing and remote support for heavy machinery.


Your day-to-day as Senior Software Engineer will involve developing and delivering applications and features that align with the ExpertConnect™ team's short- and long-term product roadmap and future geographical expansion plans. ExpertConnect™ was released last year in partnership with AgriSync, a startup we acquired in December to demonstrate our commitment to expanding this platform within our customer network moving forward.


Furthermore, the work you will accomplish in this role will be instrumental in achieving our goal of seamlessly integrating ExpertConnect™ with the multitude of external dealer business systems within our dealer network.


You will also be accountable for:


  • Developing, coding, configuring, and testing features for our ExpertConnect platform
  • Utilizing customer feedback to achieve rapid innovation through programming new features
  • Evaluating and implementing enhancement design solutions to improve cost, quality, and performance
  • Collaborating with stakeholders and team members to ensure that features you develop meet business needs
  • Mentoring and coaching software engineers within John Deere


Check out the ExpertConnect™ section below to learn more about our decision to acquire AgriSync and gain more insight into what lies ahead for this team.

What Skills You Need


  • 4+ years of Front-end software development experience, specifically utilizing Front-end technologies such as JavaScript, TypeScript, and more, to deliver web and mobile applications 
  • 4+ years of exposure to collaborating on Agile/Scrum development teams 
  • Familiarity with utilizing GitHub for collaboration and Visual Studio Code to edit code
  • Expertise in product design and development, test-driven development, and software analysis
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related discipline OR 4+ years of equivalent front-end development experience 

What Makes You Stand Out


  • 2+ years of experience with coaching and mentoring other software engineers
  • Broad Full stack development experience and strong knowledge of the NET framework
  • Track record of developing and delivering software using C#  
  • Ability to utilize Xamarin or similar development platforms to build native applications 
  • Proficiency in utilizing JS Frameworks to create and use Single-Page Applications 
  • Knowledge of languages, frameworks, and SDKs such as Kotlin, Flutter, Cordova, and Unity
  • Strong understanding of using Markdown to convert text to HTML 
  • Familiarity with WebRTC and SLA/SLI definitions and ownership 
  • Expertise in DevOps, reliability engineering, and application monitoring



  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related discipline OR 4+ years of equivalent front-end development experience in lieu of degree

About ExpertConnect™


ExpertConnect™ enables agriculture and construction customers to have one-touch access to their local John Deere dealer for support and communication. The technology behind ExpertConnect™ also enables us to deliver differentiated customer support, increase our responsiveness, improve dealer efficiency, and enhance our customers’ ability to increase profitability through capturing revenues and margins.

How can ExpertConnect™ technology be used to support development of new products?


ExpertConnect™ has been leveraged recently in some of our largest new product programs, such as the X9 Combine and the new 8R Tractor. It is also capable of enabling direct connections between customers and John Deere engineering teams, which has significantly improved the speed of information, utilization of test machines, quality of data, and availability of product information and data points. Furthermore, we have plans in place to expand the utilization of this technology across many more Deere products moving forward.



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. 


An Equal Opportunity Employer, John Deere requires a diversity of people, perspectives and ideas to address the complex challenges of its global business.  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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