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John Deere Data Scientist in Johnston, Iowa

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.

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

Function: Data Science & Analytics

Title: Data Scientist - 72489

As a Data Scientist, Risk Analytics for John Deere Financial supporting Region 2 (Europe), you will analyze international portfolio trends to evaluate credit quality and portfolio performance. You will also monitor the performance of credit scoring systems and decision strategies, recommending and developing new tools as appropriate. Your efforts will involve working with large datasets and applying statistical methodologies. In addition, you will;

  • Develop, implement, and manage credit scoring models, auto-decision strategies, and other risk assessment techniques to help manage portfolio risk and drive efficiency through automated credit decisions

  • Investigate potential areas of concern and communicate results of analysis to senior management

  • Lead Risk Analytics efforts in cross-functional projects that may include new system implementations and the evaluation and deployment of new business processes

  • Work with IT and operations staff to establish requirements, determine needs, and build risk management data infrastructure

  • Develop, implement, and analyze reports to keep business partners and management apprised of key risk and performance information

  • Work with data management tools to query complex relational databases

    Visa sponsorship is NOT available for this position

What Skills You Need

  • 4+ years of analytics experience

  • Experience utilizing complex queries to mine and analyze datasets using programs such as SAS, SQL, R, etc.

  • Project leadership experience

What Makes You Stand Out

  • Experience developing statistically-based predictive models for use in credit risk or financial applications

  • Excellent communicator, who thrives on solving problems and working in a team environment

  • Master's degree in statistics, economics, finance or a math discipline

  • Experience developing and maintaining relationships when faced with differences in language, culture, and time zones

  • Experience leading cross-functional projects


  • Bachelor's degree in quantitative field (e.g. statistics, economics, data science, mathematics)

    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.

    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 or expression, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.