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John Deere Senior Engineer, Excavator Electrical Systems in Kernersville, NC, Iowa

At John Deere, we run so life can leap forward. This powerful purpose is our promise to humankind that we will dream, design and deliver breakthrough products that sustain our world for generations to come. The world is counting on us to feed billions of people and build vital infrastructures in villages, towns, and megacities. We live up to the legacy our founder forged in a one-room blacksmith's shop nearly two centuries ago by creating a culture that brings out the best in all of us. A culture where great ideas thrive because every voice is heard.

Primary Location: United States (US)- Iowa- Kernersville, NC

Function: Product Engineering

Title: Senior Engineer, Excavator Electrical Systems- 86348

Onsite/Remote:Onsite Position

The position may be located in Kernersville, NC or Dubuque, IA. depending on current residence.

Your Responsibilities

As a Senior Electrical Systems Engineer for John Deere in either Dubuque, IA or Kernersville, NC, you will provide technical and project leadership for defining the electrical and software systems architecture within the HEX and DEX excavator product line. In addition, you will:

  • Plan, lead, and execute technology and electrical (hardware and embedded software) Product Development Process (PDP) projects for current and future programs

  • Develop architectures, designs, interfaces, and system requirements. Maintain design specifications, component design specifications, and Software Requirements Documents (SRD).

  • Assist in defining the vision, technology features, and technically feasible strategies on excavators analyzing customer needs and marketing requirements.

  • Provide technical leadership on complex designs and issues, support physical builds and production launches, testing, customer field evaluations, and EDPR/QIT teams to rapidly address early field issues and emerging quality problems.

  • Support the DEX global product line portfolio localization and engineering team integration efforts to the Kernersville, NC factory.

    Visa sponsorship is NOT available for this position.

What Skills You Need

  • 5 or more years of hydraulic, electrical, or powertrain systems development for program implementation

  • Experience in electronic systems development and/or embedded system architecture for off highway applications

  • Experience developing system requirements, electronic hardware, circuit design and analysis

  • Interpersonal skills with the ability to break complex tasks down into executable action items

What Makes You Stand Out

  • Experience diagnosing and resolving vehicle system performance issues on electronic, mechanical, hydraulic, or electro-mechanical systems

  • J1939 CAN, EMB 32, and design diagnostics experience

  • C programming, Model Based Software Design (MBSD) with MATLAB Simulink, Python

  • Experience with Excavator, battery-electric or hybrid vehicle development

  • Experience using Creo and/or Capital Harness

  • Systems Engineering education, training or demonstrated capability


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

  • Bachelors or Masters Degree in Engineering (preferably but not limited to Electrical Engineering) or equivalent 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. 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. We offer comprehensive relocation and reward packages to help you get started on your new career path. Click here ( to find out more about our Total Rewards Package.

    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.

    An Equal Opportunity Employer, John Deere requires a diversity of people, perspectives and ideas to address the complex challenges of its global business. John Deere is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.