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Staff Electronics Engineer

Date: Jul 14, 2022

Location: Waterloo, Iowa, US, 50613-8000

Company: John Deere

There are over 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! 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.


John Deere is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identify 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: Staff Electronics Engineer
Onsite/Remote:Onsite Position


Visa sponsorship is available for this position. 



Your Responsibilities



As a Staff Electronics Engineer located in Waterloo, Iowa, you will be working to design, develop and implement robust electrical architectures, planning out and guiding the electronics work necessary to meet the tractor program goals.  This will include electrical schematic creation and review, vehicle network system setup and management, vehicle power budget analysis, developing system requirements, reviewing subsystem interfaces, and analyzing complex issues to help troubleshoot issues at the factory, with field test site supervisors and PV&V., In addition, you will also be helping to implement the next evolution of security for our embedded systems on tractors.


What Skills You Need


  • 10+ yrs of Product Engineering experience in the design, development, or testing of equipment in the electrical/electronic domain
  • 7+ yrs of Experience in design and development of electrical/electronic systems to meet customer requirements including working with vehicle electrical schematics
  • 5+ yrs of Experience with electronic systems that include controllers, sensors and actuators
  • Demonstrated effective verbal and written communications skills, including good negotiation and issue resolution skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a global team environment
  • Demonstrated ability to understand multiple, complex requests and negotiate a mutually beneficial plan in a very dynamic environment
  • Knowledge in engineering principles, theory and practice as well as product knowledge
  • Experience with Enterprise Product Development Process (EPDP)

What Makes You Stand out


  • Formal training in System Engineering
  • Working knowledge of tractor electrical and electronic systems
  • Experience designing functionality that spans multiple electronic control units and software modules
  • Experience with agricultural vehicle applications
  • Working knowledge of vehicle networks and protocols (CAN, J1939, IOSBUS, etc.)
  • Experience in roles that require a working knowledge of engineering principles as they relate to the company product
  • Experience in wiring harness design
  • Experience with Agile methodologies



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

Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, or equivalent 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 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 extend 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.


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