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John Deere Senior Staff Battery Management System 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: Product Engineering

Title: Senior Staff Battery Management System Engineer - 72870

This position may be located in Moline, IL, Cary, NC, Fargo, ND or Remote per the hiring manager's discretion. This may be dependent on the successful candidate's background, experience, and proficiency.

This position is currently eligible for a telework and/or a compressed workweek arrangement. The arrangement may be delayed for training or other job acclimation purposes. This arrangement is subject to change.

Your Responsibilities

As a Senior Staff Battery Management System Engineer you will support product electrification projects by leading and executing the development of lithium-ion battery management systems (BMS) for John Deere products worldwide. This includes product analysis, design, testing, as well as development of advanced battery models and controls.

  • Development and commercialization of battery management systems for energy storage (Lithium-Ion batteries) across all John Deere production systems

  • Technical leadership for advanced battery management algorithms

  • Technical leadership for development of battery models including; electrical, thermal, and aging models

  • Technical leadership for identification of appropriate battery technical solutions

  • Technical work direction to engineers and lab technicians executing the detailed battery design and testing

What Skills You Need

  • 12 or more years’ experience in product design and engineering

  • 7 or more years’ experience in the design, development, testing, and integration of battery management systems in advanced energy storage systems including lithium-ion batteries

  • 5 or more years’ experience in the production and/or product launch of lithium-ion battery systems

  • 7 or more years’ experience in development and validation of Battery Management System algorithms including state of charge (SOC), state of health (SOH) and Safety Functions

  • 7 or more years’ experience in Battery Management System software development and validation

  • 5 or more years’ experience in battery management system hardware design, development, and testing

  • 5 or more years’ experience contributing as a core team member on a cross-functional product development team

  • 5 or more years’ experience in battery management system integration into electric vehicle applications

What Makes You Stand Out

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering. Desired emphasis on battery management systems, battery technology and/or similar technologies.

  • Advanced technical degree, Masters level or greater, is highly desired unless individual has equivalent technical field and work experience in the area of battery management systems and battery technology product application.

  • Understanding of energy storage (Lithium-Ion Battery) technology trends, vehicle industry application trends, battery management system technology trends, and lithium-ion battery test approaches.

  • Experience in leading complex engineering projects.

  • Work experience with rectifiers, inverters, power control systems, and chargers.

  • Experience with installation, commissioning and field support of energy storage systems (Lithium-Ion Batteries) including diagnosing and troubleshooting battery system failures.

  • Experience with artificial intelligence and/or machine learning methodologies and application to battery management systems.

  • Experience with battery management system HIL testing.

  • 5 or more years’ experience in development of battery equivalent circuit, thermal and aging models using Matlab / Simulink.

  • Experience with construction, agricultural, and turf vehicle engineering.

    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.