Share this Job

Senior Electric Drives Systems Engineer

Date: May 9, 2019

Location: Moline, IL, US, 61265

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) - Illinois (US-IL) - Moline 

Note:  This position may be physically located in Waterloo, IA; Moline, IL; Cary, NC; or Fargo, ND per the hiring manager's discretion. This may be dependent on the successful candidate's background, experience, and proficiency.
Function: Product Engineering
Title: Senior Electric Drives Systems Engineer - 53806 

Your Responsibilities

As a Senior Electric Drives Systems Engineer, for the John Deere Enterprise, you will define functional and detailed software requirements and coordinate the software development and implementation with vehicle platforms, John Deere Electronic Solutions, and external suppliers. This software will run on electric drive electronics, such as: inverters, converters, vehicle supervisory controllers, and battery management systems used on agriculture vehicles worldwide.  While this engineer does not write software, you will:

  • Write software feature and functional requirements and write detailed software requirements.
  • Work with John Deere Electronic Solutions and external suppliers on the implementation of software to meet inverter, converter, and battery management system functional requirements.
  • Work with vehicle platform software engineers on the implementation of vehicle controller software to meet electric drive system functional requirements.
  • Perform algorithm and closed loop control simulation in Matlab/Simulink.
  • Develop, implement, and test application specific software parameters (end of line). 
  • Conduct software integration testing in lab and on vehicle (vehicle controller with actuator on CAN bus, interface, faults, diagnostics).
  • Vehicle software troubleshooting and defect resolution.
  • Complete Integrated System Delivery Process "software" deliverables.
  • Work on a project team to define and develop the engineering requirements of electric drive systems for vehicle programs, design electric drive components and systems, deliver electric drive solutions across multiple Deere platforms meeting requirements for performance, quality, reliability, and schedule. 

VISA Sponsorship is NOT available for this position.

What Skills You Need

  • 4 or more years of Product engineering experience
  • 3 or more years of software development experience or requirements development experience
  • Demonstrated ability to write feature, functional, and detailed software requirements of significant magnitude
  • Demonstrated ability to constructively work with suppliers or internal teams on the implementation of software from requirements to meet functional requirements
  • Demonstrated ability to develop production software meeting project functional requirements, schedule, and budget goals
  • Demonstrated ability to develop software test plans
  • Ability and willingness to travel, up to 25% (both domestic and internationally)

What Makes You Stand Out

  • Embedded software development experience with vehicle systems
  • Proficient user of MATLAB/Simulink for model-based design
  • Experience working with suppliers in the application and design of electric drive components such as inverters and converters
  • Experience with J1939 Controller Area Network (CAN) and associated development tools
  • Experience with John Deere software development processes and tools in production projects
  • Technical experience relating to the design and development electric drive systems
  • Advanced technical degree, Masters level or greater

Education (or equivalent work experience)

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or equivalent work experience

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.


Nearest Major Market: Davenport
Nearest Secondary Market: Moline

Job Segment: Agricultural, Engineer, Systems Engineer, Electronics Engineer, Embedded, Agriculture, Engineering, Technology