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John Deere Agile Coach - Software Engineer in Moline, Illinois

There are over 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! 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 - Moline

Function: Information Technology

Title: Agile Coach - Software Engineer - 71270

Your Responsibilities

As an Agile Coach at John Deere in Moline, IL, you will help drive Deere’s agile transformation (agile operating model) by coaching scrum teams and leaders in the adoption and application of agile values and principles, DevOps mindset and software engineering practices. In addition, you will;

  • Serve as an agent of change and as a leader that models and reinforces agile values and continuously build team capabilities

  • Coach teams through software engineering practices by helping to implement object-oriented design principles, API abstraction design patterns, pipeline automation, quality practices including Test Driven Development, pairing, mobbing, automated testing, and other modern development practices

  • Support domains in Deere business or functions that are high in complexity & impact on Deere's overall business requiring significant experience in agile coaching

    Visa sponsorship is available for this position.

What Skills You Need

  • 8+ years of software development experience

  • Proven deep experience leveraging DevSecOps and lean development principles such as CI/CD, TDD, BDD, etc. (5+ years)

  • Intermediate level understanding of Agile development process, methodology, and scaling

  • 4+ years of experience as an Agile Coach or equivalent Agile Product Team role

  • Working understanding of full-stack design patterns and designing loosely coupled architectures (4+ years)

  • Experience implementing Value Stream Maps, Design Thinking methodology

  • Experience pairing/mobbing as a team member, EM or coach

  • Has performed other agile roles such as Engineering Manager, Software Engineer

  • Additional Advanced Agile Certifications

What Makes You Stand Out

  • Experience and proven ability to coach/mentor roles within our agile operating model (Directors, Product Managers, GEMs, Product Owners, EMs, SMs, Engineers)

  • Proven ability to develop other agile coaches (will need to coach other coaches)

  • Ability to be coached by others

  • Active in the Developer Communities (both inside and outside of John Deere)

  • Proven strong leadership skill and experience, influence effectively, ability to resolve impediments in a timely manner

  • Learning Agility / Innovative - desire and openness for continuous technical learning and identifying areas for application

  • Growth mindset - willingness to deal and thrive in uncertainty

  • Proactively identifying impediments and experience overcoming roadblocks (technical & business) at multiple levels of the organization


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

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering/Computer Science/Technology/IT discipline 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.

    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.