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John Deere Master Thesis: Over the air data transfer for scientific analysis of spectral diversity in Kaiserslautern, Germany

Welcome to John Deere, the leading manufacturer of agricultural, forestry, construction, lawn and grounds care equipment supported by comprehensive parts and financial services solutions. With around 73,500 employees worldwide, we generate total sales of $39 billion. Join us and be key in managing the biggest global challenge: supplying 7 billion people with food, clothing and infrastructure.

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.

The Intelligent Solutions Group offers the following Master Thesis in spring/summer 2021:

„Over the air data transfer for scientific analysis of spectral diversity”

As the industry leader in precision ag solutions, John Deere is exploring and adapting new technologies in the area of constituent sensing in order to enable machine automation and agronomic decision making at a large scale. In the context of this thesis, a system shall be developed that allows to access collected data remotely. The further processing shall take place in our internal cloud solution.

Therefore, a cloud solution shall be designed, evaluated, and implemented. A software for a modem shall be written to communicate to the sensor and make the data available online.

The implementation is based on existing hardware and cloud storage. The communication software should run in an embedded Linux environment. The cloud solution is based on AWS.

If you feel like you are the right person to join us in revolutionizing agriculture using the newest data and connectivity technologies, we are looking forward to receiving your application.



  • Cloud, AWS

  • C++

  • Python


  • Relational databases

  • IoT/MQTT

  • Linux

  • Agile development

  • English fluently

John Deere offers students:

  • an international environment

  • 35 hours per week

  • student intern connection

  • interesting projects and good learning opportunities

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:

  • information about period of time (study regulations)

  • curriculum vitae

  • motivational letter

  • Current overview of grades

  • relevant certificates