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John Deere Engineering Manager in Johnston, Iowa

There are 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 in our 175-year history. 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 (US-IA) - Johnston

Function: Information Technology

Title: Engineering Manager - 60198

Your Responsibilities

As an Engineering Manager at John Deere Financial you will provide critical input into major product technology decisions and ensure development standards are adhered to by the team. You will also manage the staffing strategy to ensure delivery teams have the right mix right mix of technical capabilities for the product. In addition, you will:

  • Be a servant leader for two scrum teams, ensuring alignment of efforts to the customer experience and business outcomes

  • Collaborate closely with Product Owner, to understand the vision, strategy, and roadmap for your area of responsibility, providing necessary technical perspective and insights

  • Collaborate closely with Architects on technology selection and solution design

  • Foster Agile culture among teams, with focus on outcomes and product quality

  • Provide team motivation, recognition, and constructive performance feedback

  • Develop engineering talent with challenging roles and growth opportunities

  • Address technical impediments for your teams

  • Maintain collaborative relationships between all product stakeholders

  • Understand broader implications of decisions, balancing technical and financial impacts

  • Manage IT operating budget for supported products

Required Skills, Experiences and Competencies

  • Extensive technical knowledge and background across a wide breadth of software development technologies, including Java, APIs, AWS, React/Redux, HTML & CSS, Data Structures & XML, Web Application Architecture, and System Integration

  • Proven experience in technical leadership, including understanding of architecture to evaluate designs and implementation

  • Proven experience with Agile development process, methodology, and scaling

  • Working knowledge of Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery practices

  • Working knowledge of test-driven development practices and automation

  • Proven experience identifying excellent Engineering Talent

  • Proven experience providing constructive performance feedback

  • Demonstrated effective verbal and written communication skills with emphasis on persuasive communication, tact, and negotiation

  • Team-oriented, passionate about developing others' skills and capabilities

  • 5+ years applied software engineering experience (w/ 3+ years web development)

  • 3+ years leading software engineering teams

Desired Skills, Experiences and Competencies

  • Demonstrated passion for agile mindset and tenets

  • Demonstrated passion for technical learning and identifying areas for application

  • Working knowledge and implementation of cloud technologies

  • Working knowledge of UX/CX

  • Proven leadership experience in and Agile organization

  • Proven experience developing software in regulated and compliance driven environment

Education (or equivalent work experience)

  • Bachelor’s degree in a Computer/Software Engineering, Computer Science, or Information Technology discipline


  • Bachelor’s degree with equivalent experience (10+ years applied software engineering experience with 5+ years web development)

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.