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John Deere Staff Software Engineer - JavaScript 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.

John Deere is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identify or expression, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

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

Function: Technology (CA)

Title: Staff Software Engineer - JavaScript

Onsite/Remote:Partial Remote Position

Visa sponsorship is available for this position.


As a Staff Software Engineer working on a hybrid basis for John Deere Financials based in Johnston, IA, Moline, IL, or Chicago,ILand you will lead a team of 6 developers who are accountable for evaluating, designing, and implementing a brand-new credit approval application that is aimed at improving cost, quality, performance, and customer experience.

Your role as Staff Software Engineer will also involve interacting with John Deere dealers and merchants to drive successful feature delivery of this new application to our customers.

You will also be involved with:

  • Coaching junior software engineers and software engineering practices alongside the Engineering Manager

  • Designing, developing, and supporting software that is highly available, mission-critical, fault-tolerant, and resilient according to industry standards

  • Leading your team towards adapting to changes quickly

  • Delivering excellent customer service by applying industry-leading software design principles

What Skills You Need

  • 5 or more years of full-stack software development experience, particularly with developing Single Page Applications, Web Applications, Hybrid Apps and APIs using JavaScript/TypeScript, ReactJS/ReactNative, NodeJS

  • 3 or more years of expertise utilizing cloud-native technologies in AWS/Azure/GCP preferably AWS serverless technologies such as API Gateway, Lambda, Fargate, S3, CloudFront, SNS, SQS, DynamoDB, IAM, CloudWatch, and Route53

  • Expertise with Infrastructure as Code using Terraform/ AWS CloudFormation

  • Knowledge of building fault tolerant and resilient services while leveraging established and emerging design patterns

  • Lean development and DevSecOps experience

What Makes You Stand Out

  • Expertise in defining APIs, resource modeling, and domain modeling

  • Track record of building highly available systems and event-driven APIs using GraphQL

  • Experience with GraphQL, ReactNative

  • Ability to thrive within Agile/Scrum team environments

  • Experience with defining and building Metrics & KPIs to improve customer experience and system reliability


  • Bachelors degree in an Engineering or Technology-related discipline OR equivalent full-stack development experience

What You'll Get

At John Deere, you are empowered to create a career that will take you to where you want to go while working in an inclusive team environment. 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. Additionally, we offer a comprehensive reward package to help you get started on your new career path, including:

  • Flexible work arrangements

  • Highly competitive base pay and performance bonuses

  • Savings & Retirement benefits (401K and Defined Benefit Pension)

  • Healthcare benefits with a generous company contribution in the Health Savings Account

  • Adoption assistance

  • Employee Assistance Programs

  • Tuition assistance

  • Fitness subsidies and on-site gyms at specific Deere locations

  • Charitable contribution match

  • Employee Purchase Plan & numerous discount programs for personal use

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    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.

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