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John Deere Engineering Manager 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: Vereinigte Staaten (US) - Iowa - Johnston

Function: Information Technology

Title: Engineering Manager - 73043

As an Engineering Manager for John Deere Financial located in Johnston , you will be responsible for managing 2 agile teams. Primary Job Responsibilities include:

  • Establishing the product level technology roadmap and be part of major technology decisions such as upgrades and hosting

  • Ensures development standards are adhered to by the team

  • Manages staffing strategy to ensure delivery teams have the team members with the right technical skills for the product and talent development

  • Promoting and influencing the devops mindset in the team.

  • Promote and encourage agile culture among teams along with strong engineering practices like observability, A/B testing, focus on metrics and feedback loops etc

  • Understand financial implications of the technology and makes economically sound decisions. Provide input in the operating budget and has responsibility for managing it

    Visa sponsorship is available for this position

What Skills You Need

  • 5+ years of broad technical knowledge and hands on knowledge across a wide breadth of technology competencies -React/Redux, Java, APIs, AWS, HTML & CSS, Databases, Basic Web Infrastructure

  • 3+ years of experience in technical leadership – understanding of architecture to evaluate designs and solutions and translating those to detail design/code

  • 5+ years of team-oriented, passionate about developing others' skills and capabilities

  • 3+ years of DEI champion. Appreciates and encourages diversity in teams

  • 3+ years of effective verbal and written communication forms with emphasis on persuasive communication, tact and negotiation. Ability to translate technical concepts into non-technical terms

  • 2+ years of experience providing candid and effective performance feedback

  • 2+ years Knowledge of Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery practices

  • 2+ years of experience with Agile development process, methodology, and scaling

What Makes You Stand Out

  • Experience demonstrating servant leadership, learning agility and growth mindset

  • Demonstrated passion for technical learning and identifying areas for application

  • 2 or more years of experience leading engineering teams

  • Strong understanding and implementation of cloud technologies

  • Good understanding of UX/CX

  • Experience developing software in a regulated and compliance driven environment


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

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Computer Science


  • 10+ years of demonstrated experience as stated above

    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.