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John Deere Internship/Thesis -Development of a Geospatial Database for Agronomical Decision Support 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 European Technology Innovation Center (ETIC) of John Deere is part of a global R&D network in Kaiserslautern. Its focus is on the research on and development of future trends and technologies in the area of mobile agricultural and construction machines in close collaboration with diverse research institutes.

The John Deere European Technology Innovation Centre in Kaiserslautern, Germany is currently offering a position for:


Development of a geospatial database for agronomic decision support

We are offering you the opportunity to work, within an interdisciplinary team, on the examination and evaluation of modern precision farming systems in their practical application. Your main task will be the setup of a geospatial database. Suitable for a variety of geospatial datatypes like remote sensed images, weather and farm management data. We are expecting a high degree of creativity and initiative as well as a strong interest and solid knowledge in programming and dealing with big data. Through the cooperation with other departments, as well as the integration into ongoing projects, we will ensure that you gain valuable knowledge and project experience throughout this internship. We are further offering you the opportunity to get to know the latest John Deere products and gain extensive insight into the activities of a globally operating company.

The position should cover a period of 6-12 months, consisting of an internship with the following creation of your final thesis within the department.

Key responsibilities:

  • Set up a geospatial database based on an existing template

  • Data Wrangling and Geospatial Analysis

Your profile:

  • Currently enrolled student in the field of geomatics, remote sensing, geoinformatics, geodesy or equivalent with an affinity for IT as well as good analytical skills

  • Geospatial analysis in a programming language like python

  • Big data programming capabilities with Spark in Scala or Python

  • Extensive SQL experience

  • Good English skill both written and orally

With this internship you have the opportunity to get an extensive insight into the daily-work in and globally-operating organization. Due to your involvement in on-going projects, we make sure that you gain important expertise and practical project experience. At the end of your internship you receive feedback for your personal development from us.

Do you want to discover diverse facets of a globally successful producer of agricultural machinery and to get to know its organization and processes?

We look forward to your online-application with complete documents attached:

  • Examination and study regulations or regulations for practical semesters that tell that you do a mandatory internship

  • Information about period of time (study regulations)

  • Curriculum vitae

  • Current overview of grades

  • relevant certificates

We look forward to your online-application via our application portal!