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John Deere Digital Solution Architect (m/f/d) - 50813786 in Kaiserslautern, Germany

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 180-year history. Here the world’s brightest minds are tackling the world’s biggest challenges. With 74.000 employees worldwide, we achieve a total net sales and revenues of more than 37 billion USD.

The Intelligent Solutions Group (ISG) of John Deere in Kaiserslautern develops future trends and technologies in the area of mobile agricultural and construction machinery in cooperation with different research centers. In addition, ISG develops and sells products and services in the area of precision farming using global satellite based navigation systems (GNSS), automated steering systems, machine automation, sensor technologies, telematic system solutions, web applications as well as apps for mobile devices to optimize farming processes and to support decision making.

Our architecture team is looking for a

Digital Solution Architect (m/f/d)

John Deere’s agricultural machinery is more and more integrated into the cloud. Our customers manager their machinery and their overall businesses by means of our products in the digital (Web and Mobile) space. Furthermore, they are more and more making use of tools connected to the John Deere ecosystem via the cloud. As digital solution architect within our team, you will contribute architectural designs for our digital products within the John Deere ecosystem.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Architectural design in the space of our digital, cloud-based products with a strong focus on designing for quality

  • Alignment of architectural decisions with all relevant stakeholders within our global organization

  • Support of external partners in getting connected to the John Deere ecosystem

  • Implementation of architectural prototypes and code skeletons to evaluate design decisions

  • Collaboration with development teams on a daily basis to support transitioning of architectural solutions and assure architectural compliance

  • Evaluation of new and existing technologies in the digital space with respect to their relevance for our products

What Skills You Need:

  • Master in Informatics

  • 3+ years of architecture design experience regarding cloud based products in various application domains

  • Strong background in at least one architecture design method like Domain-Driven Design, Architecture trade-off Analysis, or similar, and hands-on experience from adopting it in a cloud environment (2-3 project references expected!)

  • Strong knowledge of reference architectures and architectural patterns in the digital space, especially related to cloud architecture, microservice architectures, IoT based applications (2-3 project references expected!)

  • Hands-on experience in container based development (Docker, Kubernetes) (1-2 project references expected!)

  • Hands-on experience in designing for quality (e.g. performance, security) in the cloud (1-2 project references expected!)

  • Hands-on experience with at least two cloud stacks (like AWS, SAP, MS Azure) as well as in cloud-to-cloud system integration (1-2 project references expected!)

  • Hands-on experience in implementing data privacy, in particular, GDPR requirements in a cloud environment (at least one project reference expected!)

  • Hands-on experience from 3+ different application domains, for instance, banking and insurance, food supply, retail industry, etc.

  • Strong experience in using agile methods, solid understanding of the role of an architect in agile development (at least 3 project references expected!)

  • Strong communication, presentation and conflict management skills

  • 3+ years of experience in technical negotiations with external partners / customers in software projects

  • Strong English skills

What makes you stand out:

  • Experience working with software development teams located in different physical locations including international locations

  • Experience regarding architecture and development of embedded products

  • Experience in requirements engineering, testing, DevOps

  • Good understanding and experience in connecting clouds along the food production chain (input delivery to food industry)

You can look forward to:

  • an attractive compensation package and bonus program

  • a competitive company pension as well as a wide range of further benefits

  • flexible worktime solutions to facilitate an easier combination of family and career

  • multiple development and learning opportunities within a global player

  • flat hierarchies and an appreciative and respectful social interaction

  • participation in a global network of architects within John Deere

Posting is valid until March 27th, 2019.

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