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John Deere Digital Architect in Milan, Illinois

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 175-year history. Here the world’s brightest minds are tackling the world’s biggest challenges. If you believe one person can make the world a better place, we’ll put you to work. RIGHT NOW.

Primary Location: United States (US) - Illinois (US-IL) - Milan

NOTE: This position may be located in Urbandale, IA or Milan, IL per the hiring manager's discretion. This may be dependent on the successful candidate's background, experience, and proficiency.

Function: Information Technology

Title: Digital Architect - 61502

Your Responsibilities

John Deere plays an integral role in feeding the world. Would you like to put your talent to use by helping farmers be more efficient? We are hiring a Digital Architect at our John Deere Intelligent Solutions Group (ISG), located in either Urbandale, IA or Milan, IL. You will provide support to the Stellar and AgLogic teams. Stellar is a sales system application used for licensing and activating all ISG software products. AgLogic is a farm logistics application that helps farm managers and contractors schedule work orders for application equipment.

How You’ll Spend Your Day - #LifeAtDeere

  • Helping define the Stellar and AgLogic architecture roadmaps

  • Creating/reviewing API specifications for system interfaces

  • Building proof of concepts to help evaluate design tradeoffs

  • Evaluating new technologies and documenting usage patterns

  • Participating in PSI planning and other runway team activities

  • Participating in technology governance activities

  • Collaborating with engineering teams to ensure technical alignment across the Digital system

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VISA sponsorship IS available for this position.

What Skills You Need

  • 5 or more years of experience designing/building software using an object-oriented language like C++, Java, Scala or C#

  • 3 or more years of experience designing/building web applications

  • Demonstrated success in coaching and mentoring a team

  • Effective management of multiple simultaneous projects

  • Excellent written and verbal communication

  • Excellent presentation and meeting facilitation

What Makes You Stand Out

  • Solid foundation in data structures, algorithms and software design

  • Experience with API design and governance

  • Experience with cloud platforms like AWS, Azure or Google

  • Good understanding of precision agriculture technology

Education (or equivalent work experience)

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

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field

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.

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 or expression, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.