John Deere Software Developer (IT Early Development Program) 2018b 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: Software Developer (IT Early Development Program) 2018b - 43180

Your Responsibilities

This position is for new or recent graduates in Information Technology, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Management Information Systems or related degree. The IT EDP is a three-year rotational program through which new or recent college graduates are recruited to build IT skills that are essential to future business growth and needs. This serves as the primary entrance point for entry-level positions in Corporate IT, John Deere Financial IT, and Intelligent Solutions Group (ISG) at John Deere. It also builds a solid foundation of IT knowledge and an understanding of IT services provided at John Deere through two meaningful 18-month rotations. The IT EDP creates a qualified pipeline of talent for early-career positions.

As a Software Developer in our IT Early Development Program (IT-EDP) at John Deere Financial in Johnston, Iowa you will be part of a team developing the front end and back end code for John Deere Sales Center as part of the Order Management Project. You will be working on cutting edge technologies such as React, Swagger, Nodejs. As a front end developer you will code in React and/or Angular web pages with responsive design. As a back end developer you will be coding in Java to interface with SAP systems, SAP Hana and also other many Deere back end components. At the end of the first rotation you will be a Full Stack Developer

Primary Position Responsibilities & Duties

• Participate, as required to design, develop, test and integrate Java web applications.

• Identify, analyze and apply information technology and business practices to support strategic business process/plans/projects.

• Support, evaluate, and continuously improve information technology and business processes to maintain alignment with business plans.

• Perform activities according to project plans and schedules with minimal review.

Required Skills, Knowledge, & Relevant Work Experience

• Java/J2EE programming, HTML, JavaScript, SQL or similar languages

• Programming skills necessary to create and maintain web and service based applications

• Application development environments, database design

• Software development lifecycle (SDLC)

Additional Desired Skills: ​

• SAP Knowledge

• AngularJS & React js

• MongoDB


  • Bachelors or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Systems or a related degree.

  • Desired cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Minimum cumulative GPA required of 2.8 on a 4.0 scale.

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.