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John Deere Software Design Engineer in Fargo, North Dakota

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.

John Deere is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards 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.

Primary Location: United States (US) - North Dakota - Fargo

Function: Engineering (CA)

Title: Software Design Engineer - 99083

Onsite/Remote: Onsite Position

This position is eligible for a flexible 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 a Software Design Engineer for John Deere Intelligent Solutions Group (ISG), located in Fargo, ND, you will….

  • Implement software using proven programming techniques. Gather and format requirements directly from customers, create and review innovative software designs, and perform analysis and make recommendations and design decisions.

  • Perform detailed unit, integration, and systems verification and validation using software tools including emulators, debuggers, hardware in the loop and simulations.

  • Review documentation produced during the Product Development Lifecycle that is generated by other engineering groups and verify documentation is sufficient for product design. Generate support documentation as needed.

  • Collaborate with other project team members to ensure the final product has compatible hardware and software that performs as specified in the product specifications.

Visa sponsorship is NOT available for this position.

What Skills You Need

  • 0-2 years of experience (professional/internship/educational) in software, embedded software, systems or electronic embedded systems.

  • Experience with C language and other programming languages

  • Experience using compiler, linker, locator, IDE, make file or build tool chain.

  • Experience with development and debugging tools (source level debuggers, oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, multi-meters, etc.)

  • Demonstrated understanding of microcontroller operation and memory organization

  • Understanding of microcontroller peripherals and systems (PWM outputs, boot loaders, A/D converters, watchdog timers, interrupt and trap functions, serial and parallel interfaces, etc.)

  • Good written and verbal communication skills (English)

What Makes You Stand Out

  • Product development experience

  • Real-Time Operating System concepts, task schedulers, and application development

  • Simulation and modeling tools (e.g., MATLAB, Simulink, Real-Time Workshop)

  • Communication networks (e.g., CAN, Ethernet, LIN)

  • Communication protocols (e.g., J1939, ISO11783, UDS, TCP/IP)

  • Other programming languages (e.g., Python, C++, C#, etc.)


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

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or equivalent degree

What You'll Get

At John Deere, you are empowered to create a career that will take you to where you want to go while working in an inclusive team environment. 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. Additionally, we offer a comprehensive reward package to help you get started on your new career path, including:

  • Flexible work arrangements

  • Highly competitive base pay and performance bonuses

  • Savings & Retirement benefits (401K and Defined Benefit Pension)

  • Healthcare benefits with a generous company contribution in the Health Savings Account

  • Adoption assistance

  • Employee Assistance Programs

  • Tuition assistance

  • Fitness subsidies and on-site gyms at specific Deere locations

  • Charitable contribution match

  • Employee Purchase Plan & numerous discount programs for personal use

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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.

The terms of the applicable benefit plans, and all company actions administering or interpreting these plans, continue to control. Deere & Company reserves the right to suspend, amend, modify, or terminate the Plan(s) in any manner at any time, including the right to modify or eliminate any cost-sharing between the company and participants. Changes, which can be made at any time, are made by action of the company's board of directors, or to the extent authorized by resolution of its board of directors, or by the Deere & Company Compensation Committee. In the event of a conflict between the language of the official Plan Documents and this document, the language of the official Plan Documents will control.

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