Share this Job

Embedded Software Engineer

Date: Jun 4, 2022

Location: Waterloo, Iowa, US, 50613-8000

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  - Waterloo  
Function: Engineering (CA)
Title: Embedded Software Engineer - 85960 

Onsite/Remote: Onsite Position 

Your Responsibilities


As an Embedded Software Engineer for Intelligent Solutions Group (ISG) located in Waterloo, IA, you will….

  • Develop and test high quality software features in C for John Deere Operator Station embedded controllers within the operator controls subsystem
  • Lead investigations of embedded software issues to find true root cause and provide sustainable software solutions
  • Collaborate with system engineers and software architects to help define feature requirements and system designs
  • Pair with individuals on an Agile scrum team to develop software features using a world class design process and tool chain

What Skills You Need


  • Academic experience in embedded software product development with C/C++ programming
  • Experience with Model Based Software Development (MBSD) using Matlab/Simulink
  • Knowledge in troubleshooting embedded software issues
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills
  • Ability and willingness to work in a diverse team environment, helping others on the team succeed

What Makes you Stand Out


  • Test driven development and MBSD simulation experience or knowledge
  • Experience with CAN and LIN communication protocols
  • Experience with embedded software continuous integration practices and tools
  • Ability to work with cross functional stakeholders (electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, product design, marketing, etc) to understand customer requirements and how those can be translated into software requirements and implementations
  • Ability to learn quickly, adapt, and willingness to keep growing skills to contribute to an evolving team
  • Focus and passion for developing innovative technical solutions to solve customer problems
  • Background with John Deere products, farming practices and/or farm equipment operation



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

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or other engineering related field


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




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.


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.

ACA Section 1557 Nondiscrimination Notice

The John Deere Health Benefit Plans for Salaried and Wage Employees comply with applicable Federal civil rights laws and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.

Job Segment: Embedded, Test Engineer, Testing, Software Engineer, Sustainable Agriculture, Technology, Engineering, Agriculture