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John Deere Disaster Recovery 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: Disaster Recovery Engineer - 73212

As Senior Disaster Recovery Engineer, you will serve as a member of the Incident Preparedness team which concentrates on preparation and response to critical IT service outages, including Major Incident response and Disaster Recovery capabilities for GIT. This role will facilitate the IT Disaster Recovery program ensuring alignment with relevant enterprise risk and response organizations.


  • Coordination of standard business continuity processes including risk assessment, business impact analysis, plan development, exercising and program maintenance.

  • Deliver on standard preparedness metrics and recovery capabilities

  • Consult with GIT Product Teams on recovery, operational risk, audit and related compliance topics.

  • Ensure appropriate alignment with enterprise organizations including Enterprise Business Continuity, Digital Risk Office (DRO), Enterprise Risk Management and other internal risk organizations.

  • Development of IT DR tooling and processes (e.g. business continuity management system BCMS)

  • Engagement with IT I&O Edge Operations for the development of local Computer Disaster Recovery Plans (cDRPs).

Required Qualifications:

  • 7+ years of experience infrastructure or application product support with experience spanning multiple layers of the tech stack.

  • Proven ability to design and deliver resilient IT products and services.

  • Demonstrated skills in technical and non-technical communications, both verbal and written.

  • Ability to successfully engage with stakeholders at various levels of leadership to provide training and technical consultation.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience supporting high-availability infrastructure solutions

  • Experience with modern data resiliency and\or orchestration technologies

  • Familiarity, or even certification, with a standard incident response, risk management or business continuity framework (e.g. ISO, NIST or COBIT)

  • Understanding of technology considerations for various hosting environments: Edge, Datacenter, Co-Location and cloud.

Education (or equivalent work experience)

  • Bachelor's degree in Information Technology or MIS

    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.