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Software Developer (Entry-Level)

Date: Dec 5, 2018

Location: Urbandale, IA, US, 50322

Company: John Deere

There are 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 in our 175-year history. 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 (US-IA) - Urbandale 
Function: Product Engineering
Title: Software Developer (Entry-Level) - 49545

Your Responsibilities

As an Entry-Level Software Developer, for the John Deere Intelligent Solutions Group (ISG-Urbandale), 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.  In addition, you will:

  • Develop and support high-quality John Deere software solutions centering on security, privacy, permissions, and data sharing
  • Engage in Agile software development activities, including sprint planning, daily standups, retrospectives and hackathons
  • Collaborate with team members to define product requirements and implementation
  • Provide and discuss innovative technical solutions with designers and other stakeholders
  • Support a culture of software crafting best practices, including Test Automation, Continuous Integration, and Continuous Deployment
  • Work with individuals on your team to follow established coding standards, workflow, or tool standards
  • Pair frequently with senior members of the team

VISA Sponsorship is NOT available for this position.

What Skills You Need

At this level, you should have some experience applying development practices. Here's what that looks like:

  • Familiarity with the Java programming language or similar object-oriented languages
  • Experience in application development
  • Experience in roles that required strong interpersonal communication and collaboration skills
  • Experience in roles that required strong analytical and problem-solving 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.

  • Experience with security frameworks like oAuth, OpenID Connect, or SAML
  • Experience with Amazon Web Services, Cloud Formation or Terraform
  • Experience with Agile and XP software development practices

Education (or equivalent work experience)

  • Bachelor's degree in an Engineering, Science or Technology related discipline.  Non-traditional education backgrounds are welcome to apply.

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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