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John Deere Senior Systems Engineer in Dubuque, Iowa

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

Function: Product Engineering

Title: Senior Systems Engineer- 84785

Onsite/Remote:Onsite Position

Your Responsibilities

As a Senior Systems Engineer for the John Deere Construction & Forestry Division located in Dubuque, IA, you will support the articulated dump truck (ADT) and large scraper pan product lines.

  • Lead the embedded systems development for the ADT and large scraper pan by defining and developing the electrical architecture and software requirements. This includes both strategically planning and executing new product development programs and current product continuous improvement updates.

  • Engage with the Precision Construction, Advanced R&D, JD ISG, and Project Verification and Validation ( PV&V) teams to develop advanced vehicle features utilizing common divisional and enterprise hardware components and software algorithms.

  • Engage with vehicle system experts and key stakeholders to derive stakeholder needs to define system and feature level requirements for the embedded software and electrical architecture.

  • Diagnose and resolve electrical hardware and embedded software issues.

  • Coach and mentor the electrical systems and embedded software engineers supporting ADTs.

    Visa sponsorship is NOT available for this position

What Skills You Need

  • 5 years or more years of technical product development experience

  • Demonstrated technical experience in embedded software development thorough either requirements definition or software coding

  • Demonstrated technical experience in vehicle electrical /electronic system development

  • Demonstrated understanding of Controller Area Network (CAN) based vehicle communication protocols and controls algorithms

  • Demonstrated understanding of vehicle mechanical systems (engine, drivetrain, hydraulics) and their dependencies with embedded systems and interactions with each other

What Makes You Stand Out

  • Ability to drive requirements from incomplete stakeholder needs

  • Experience using the Agile process

  • Experience developing vehicle level software code (C or similar)

  • Experience with material hauling systems like ADTs and scraper pans and the associated production systems

  • Demonstrated understanding of CAN FD and ethernet based communication protocols

  • Understanding of electrical hardware verification requirements (EMC, JDQ, RQA)

  • Demonstrated application of systems engineering principles to complex problems

  • Understanding of telemetric data capabilities and datasets (JDLink)

  • Advanced engineering degree or systems engineering certificate


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

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering (preferably electrical) or Computer Science

    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.

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