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John Deere Software Engineer in Chicago, Illinois

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.

Primary Location: United States (US) - Illinois - Chicago

Function: Information Technology

Title: Software Engineer - 70038

This position may be located in Moline, IL or Chicago, IL per the hiring manager's discretion. This may be dependent on the successful candidate's background, experience, and proficiency.

Your Responsibilities

As a Software Engineer, for the John Deere World Headquarters (Moline), you will provide tangible expertise on big data and streaming technologies in the cloud, and how to leverage these to create a Scalable Data & Analytics solutions. You will work with very large data sets including data from internal sources as well as IoT streams from connected vehicles. In addition, you will:

  • Develop new functionality/code for high-volume data processes

  • Monitor and support day to day ETL processes loading & transforming large data volumes

  • Participate in discussions/decisions regarding future engineering direction; as well as evaluation, prioritization and elimination of technical debt

  • Provide input to business and IT for existing and future solutions in support of Deere's Data & Analytics programs

  • Develop and enhance data quality for large scale analytic data environments

  • Provide expertise to resolve critical, complex technical issues around Big Data and Analytic technology

  • Act as an escalation point and resolution provider for defects/outages as well as design/engineering issues

  • Develop and maintain strategic relationships with existing source data teams, Data and Analytic platform teams, business analytics teams.

  • Mentor junior members of team, with a focus on growing talent & planning now to meet future needs

    Visa sponsorship is available for this position

Proven Technical Skills and Experiences

  • 6 or more years of experience in Data Engineering, ETL, Data Warehousing or other data movement applications

  • 6 or more years of experience in the design, development, testing and integration of high complex software utilizing Java, Scala, Node, or Python

  • 5 or more years of proven experience in an Agile/Scrum team environment

  • 5 or more years of deep experience leveraging DevSecOps and lean development principles such as Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery

  • 4 or more years of technical experience in multiple Data Warehouse systems or Data Lake technology, with demonstrated success in managing and administering Big Data Technologies such as Hadoop, SPARK, HANA, Redshift, AWS S3

  • 4 or more years of experience in cloud development with platforms like AWS or Azure

  • 4 or more years of working with streaming or micro batching large datasets from IOT devices. Working with Engineering data is a plus!

  • Amazon Web Services Certifications

Interpersonal, Leadership and Teaming Competencies

  • Capable of collaborating with multiple business stakeholders to provide information technology solutions

  • Skilled in interpersonal communications, negotiation, and conflict resolution

  • Proven experience working in a team environment

Education (or equivalent work experience)

  • Bachelor's degree in IT, Computer Science, Computer Engineering or equivalent experience in a related career 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.

    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.