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John Deere Product Engineering - Embedded Software Development 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: Product Engineering - Embedded Software Development - 81399

Onsite/Remote: Onsite Position

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 & Forestry 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

  • 1 or more years of experience in Electrical and/or Software Engineering performing analysis, design, and testing for embedded software projects

  • 1 or more years of experience with C or C++ programming languages

  • Experience with IDEs or code editors, such as Microsoft Visual Studio or Visual Studio Code

  • Knowledge of electronic circuits and components, such as Microcontrollers, FETs, EEPROM/Flash, etc., with the ability to read schematics and data sheets

  • Experience reviewing and interpreting software requirements

  • Effective communicator with teamwork experience

  • Good analytical thinking and problem-solving skills

What Makes You Stand Out

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

  • Experience with SAE J1939 CAN communications and analysis tools (e.g., VehicleSpy, CANoe)

  • Experience with embedded systems tools such as compilers, debuggers, simulators, etc.

  • Experience with software versioning, repository management, and package management tools

  • Experience with continuous integration development, using automated build and test practices

  • Experience in embedded systems design with preemptive, multitasking real-time operating systems

  • Experience in Embedded Software Development for mobile equipment applications

  • Experience with Tasking VX Compiler and JTAG debuggers

  • Knowledge of electro-hydraulics and powertrain applications


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.