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John Deere Firmware Engineer in Fargo, United States

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

Function: Product Engineering

Title: Firmware Engineer - 76289

Your Responsibilities

As a Firmware Engineer for Intelligent Solutions Group (ISG) located in Fargo, North Dakota, you will be a member of a team of engineers responsible for the design and development of boot block software for use in the embedded products for the enterprise. Specific responsibilities include the following:

  • Design, develop and implement embedded software for enterprise boot block needs

  • Ensure requirements are known, documented and traceable to test coverage

  • Develop and implement appropriate testing and automation to ensure quality and validation of requirements.

  • Support the integration and use of the embedded boot block throughout the enterprise, including debugging and troubleshooting.

  • Support the product security strategy through boot block design and implementation of security requirements

  • As a team member, participate in Agile ceremonies – planning/demos/retrospectives and stakeholder reviews.

What Skills You Need

  • Product Engineering experience developing electrical/electronic/software systems

  • 2-3+ years of experience in embedded software development in C/C+

    • Experience with microcontroller operation and memory organization, multi-core and/or multi-threaded systems
  • Experience with data transmission protocols (CAN, Ethernet)

  • Ability to develop requirements and needs into solutions and drive consensus, collaboration and actions to reach it

  • Ability to solve problems, troubleshoot issues, and determine root cause.

  • Effective written and verbal communication skills

What Makes You Stand Out

  • Experience developing bootloader applications.

  • Experience developing low-level embedded drivers and/or board support packages (BSP)

  • Experience involving hardware security, device provisioning infrastructure, cryptographic concepts, and standards.

  • Experience with CAN/CAN-FD and CAN-based protocols such as UDS, J1939, ISO 11783

  • Comfort in debugging electronic hardware and using tools such as oscilloscopes, and multimeters.

  • Experience with Git or other software revision tracking systems

  • Experience with Python or other scripting languages

  • Experience with continuous improvement tools such as Jenkins

  • Advanced degree in an Engineering Discipline


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

  • Bachelor's degree in an Engineering, Science or Technology discipline – preferably Electrical / Software Engineering

    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.