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John Deere Embedded Software Engineer in Dubuque, Iowa

At John Deere, we run so life can leap forward. This powerful purpose is our promise to humankind that we will dream, design and deliver breakthrough products that sustain our world for generations to come. The world is counting on us to feed billions of people and build vital infrastructures in villages, towns, and megacities. We live up to the legacy our founder forged in a one-room blacksmith's shop nearly two centuries ago by creating a culture that brings out the best in all of us. A culture where great ideas thrive because every voice is heard.

Primary Location: United States (US)- Iowa- Dubuque

Function: Product Engineering

Title: Embedded Software Engineer- 85808

Onsite/Remote:Onsite Position

This position is eligible for a partialtelework work schedule arrangement at the present time. The arrangement may be delayed for training or other job acclimation purposes and remains subject to change.

Your Responsibilities

As an Embedded Software Engineer working at John Deere Construction and Forestry Division located in Dubuque, IA, you will become a contributing member of an embedded software engineering team, focused on the development of embedded software applications for off-highway industrial equipment.

In addition, you will:

  • Design, develop, test, and debug software components used for electronically controlled systems on various construction products, while complying with a defined development process and coding standards

  • Participate on Agile-based software development teams and collaborate with cross functional product design teams developing various features, such as electro-hydraulics, powertrain, and/or operator interfaces

  • Utilize software tools and electronic instruments to troubleshoot and debug embedded systems

  • Provide technical support to the factory, Supply Management, and Product Support during key product development phases

    Visa sponsorship is NOT available for this position.

What Skills You Need

  • Basic knowledge of a programming language, preferably Procedural or Object-Oriented

  • Strong mathematical and analytical problem-solving skills

  • Effective communicator with teamwork experience

What Makes You Stand Out

  • Experience with IDEs or code editors (Microsoft Visual Studio, Eclipse, Visual Studio Code, etc.)

  • Basic knowledge of microcontrollers or embedded systems

  • Experience with source code management, continuous integration tools, or build automation such as GitHub, Jenkins, & MSBuild

  • Experience Model Based Software Design, preferably Mathworks (Simulink/Stateflow/Real-Time Workshop)

  • Design/development experience with automotive, agricultural, or industrial software applications.

  • Experience with CAN communications protocol and the J1939 standards

  • Technical experience with electrohydraulic or electromechanical systems

  • Effective time management skills, with the ability to work on multi-location teams


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

  • Bachelor's degree in Software Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or Equivalent.

    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.