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Product Engineer

Date: Oct 23, 2021

Location: Waterloo, Iowa, US, 50613-8000

Company: John Deere

This Position is NOT open to sponsorship


There are 7 billion people on this planet. And by 2050, there will be 2 billion more. 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. RIGHT NOW.

Title: Product Engineer I - 76754
Primary Location: United States (US) - Iowa  - Waterloo   
Organizational Group: INTELLIGENT SOLS    
Personnel Area: Product Engineering Center  
Function: Product Engineering 
GJE Job Title: Engineer Product I 

Your Position:

Your Responsibilities

As Product Engineer for our Intelligent Solutions Group (ISG) located in Waterloo, Iowa, 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

  • 2 or more years of professional or 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, mechanicalhydraulic 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


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or 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. 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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