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Staff Software Engineer - OnLink

Date: Sep 15, 2021

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: Product Engineering
Title: Staff Software Engineer - OnLink - 76313 


Your Responsibilities

As an Staff Engineer - OnLink for John Deere's Intelligent Solutions Group (ISG) located in Urbandale, IA, Milan, IL, or remote, you will be the technical Leader for the development of the OnLink product that enables golf course professionals to plan, monitor, and complete the work to maintain the golf course and their business operations. Our Staff Engineers are technical leaders – designing and developing production software, championing software development practices and mentoring/coaching the team members on industry trends.   An ideal candidate will be someone with a passion for being in the code and a demonstrated history of technical leadership in delivering global software products.

Additionally, you will...

  • Lead a development team in finding solutions to complex problems for users of the OnLink system and to enable the strategy defined by Product Management and the Turf Care division for OnLink system.
  • Engaging and/or leading in all aspects of software delivery cycle including design, build, test, deploy, and support of OnLink.
  • Engaging and/or leading in Agile software development activities including team sprint planning, daily standups, and retrospectives.
  • Is forward thinking in the technical needs of the OnLink system by developing and maintaining industry and technical innovations and works with Architecture and the dev team to prepare and to plan technical roadmap with Product Management.

What Skills You Need (Required skills/experiences)

  • 7+ years of software development experience 
  • 5+ or more years combined experience with JavaScript, React.js, or Node.js in building web-client or server-side applications/services 
  • 3+ or more years as a primary technical team leader/mentor 
  • Demonstrated experience with Agile development methodologies including Test Driven Development and Continuous Integration/Deployment
  • Demonstrated experience with build and test pipeline automation, monitoring, Cloud technologies, and other DevOps methodologies 

What Makes You Stand Out (Desired skills/experiences)

  • Experience with additional programming languages/frameworks such as Redux, MobX, Java, Spring, or SQL/NoSQL 
  • Experience with developing interactive maps leveraging Google Maps or similar 
  • Experience leveraging AWS services (ECS, EC2, Elastic Beanstalk, Lambda, S3, RDS, SQS, SNS, etc.) 
  • Experience in data modeling and/or development of SQL/NoSQL DBMSs
  • Experience in the development of RESTful web services.
  • Experience further developing a prebuilt application, by either enhancing current features, developing major technical upgrades, or rebuilding existing code


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 related work experience in similar 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. 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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