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John Deere Year-Round Intern - Student Researcher - Ames, IA in Ames, Iowa

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) - Iowa (US-IA) - Ames

Function: Product Engineering

Title: Year-Round Intern - Student Researcher - Ames, IA - 52112

Your Responsibilities

The John Deere Technology Innovation Center in Ames (JDTIC-Ames), located at Research Park on the Iowa State University campus, is seeking a qualified graduate student researcher to join our team.

This role will consist of assisting in research and modeling around current predictive efforts.  

This is a full-time summer position (40 hrs/week), part-time semester position (15-20 hrs/week).

All work will be performed at JDTIC in Research Park.    

Role and Responsibilities

  • Dissect complex predictive models to find improvement areas

  • Review literature on relevant research

  • Develop presentations and communicate results to data analytics team.

  • Engage in active research projects in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.

What It Takes

  • Proficient in Python or R programing.

  • Coursework/experience in machine learning and statistics.

  • Pursuing graduate degree in quantitative discipline.

  • Must be registered as a full-time student at Iowa State University

  • Must be able to commute to the work location on a daily basis

  • Graduation date of May 2020 or later

  • Cumulative GPA of 2.8 or above

  • 16 - 20 hours/week during the academic year

  • 35 - 40 hours/week during the summer semester

A strong candidate will also have

  • Experience with AWS (EC2, S3, AWS-CLI)

  • Spark and Scala programing skills

  • Coursework/experience with geospatial analysis

  • Ability to use Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) to document and communicate results.

  • Being able to work autonomously and in a team environment.

  • Good communication skills and enthusiasm to learn new technologies.

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.