John Deere User Experience Lead (m/f) in Kaiserslautern, Germany

John Deere with a total net sales and revenues of more than 28,8 billion USD and more than 57.000 employees is one of the world´s biggest producers of agricultural machinery and one of the most important in the area of golf and turf equipment. Our name represents high quality and reliability.

John Deere employees have great chances for career and personal development through the company´s internationality as well as profound support and training.

The Intelligent Solutions Group (ISG) of John Deere GmbH & Co. KG 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 John Deere Intelligent Solutions Group in Kaiserslautern, Germany, is looking for a

User Experience Lead.

As a User Experience Lead for John Deere Intelligent Solutions Group (ISG), you will provide research support across our user interfaces (cab, web, mobile) working with multiple groups across ISG as team member or consultant. You will identify user needs, conduct research, create and communicate a User Experience strategy specific to our Region 2 customers, and work with design and development teams to implement your work. In addition, you will:

  • Guide, define, and execute research of moderate to high complexity, covering an expanded set of user classes and personas, which may involve creating new personas

  • Lead and/or participate in the creation of the user experience (UX) strategy for a narrow set of related products

  • Provide insights and recommendations that influence the design of products that span multiple platforms, typically within a single division, involving complex and often concurrent operator interactions

  • Actively share User Experience knowledge across workgroups of many functional areas

What Skills You Need

  • 4 or more years of experience designing and conducting user experience research

  • 4 or more years of experience applying human factors or user experience principles to technology design

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate ideas to peers and to management

  • Demonstrated ability to work on multiple projects at once while quickly shifting focus.

  • Willingness and ability to travel domestically and/or internationally up to 25%

What Makes You Stand Out

Other areas of experience or interest that will help us place you on the right team include:

  • Experience with agriculture or construction vehicles or similar industry

  • Experience with agile development methodologies

  • Experience with product and application development, including knowledge of software development and testing practices

  • Experience designing for in cab display, web, and mobile platforms

  • Experience working in a User Experience (UX) role or on a UX team

  • Experience applying a broad range of User Research tools

  • Experience negotiating with stakeholders to drive an intentional design philosophy


Ideally, you will have a degree or equivalent work experience in the following:

  • Advanced Degree in Human Factors, Ergonomics, Cognitive Psychology, Experimental Psychology, Industrial Engineering, Human Machine Interaction, or related field discipline

If you are interested in this challenging position, we look forward to receiving your online application.

Posting online at least until: 3 May 2018