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John Deere Solution Architect 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: Solution Architect - 72175

Your Responsibilities

As a Solution Architect, you will be the expert in modernizing and improving integration technologies and practices that bring together systems, processes, and products at John Deere as well as John Deere's partners and customers. The major duties performed in this position are:

  • Be responsible to provide an advanced and seamless end-to-end API Automation and Operations toolset as part of an overall integration platform.

  • Partner closely with product management and engineering, maintaining a deep understanding of the organization's vision, intent and roadmap. Responsible for creating architectural designs, organizational understanding, and architectural work products

  • Design API Automation and Operations solutions that advance a seamless Software Engineer's workflow through the entire life cycle (design, development, deployment, monitoring, scaling, etc.) of an API product

  • Act as a technology leader, providing technical assistance and guidance for all integration technologies across two major business functional areas. Serves as an advocate for architectural design principles and governance, ensuring teams' support and understanding

  • Assist in vendor and partner selections to ensure solution fit for a given set of integration capabilities and compatibility with current technologies and practices

  • Manage or run Proof of Concepts (POC) activities to validate technologies for a given purpose; works closely with product management, engineering, and stakeholders to ensure desired capabilities are met

    Visa sponsorship is NOT available for this position.

What Skills You Need

  • 3-5 years of experience working with Solution Architecture and custom-built or commercial integration platforms (API Gateways, API Developer Portals, Process Integration/Orchestration tools, etc.)

  • 5-8 years of experience with the design, and development of service-oriented architecture solutions (REST Web Services)

  • Experience with server-side design and development (Java/J2EE or Node.js) as well as web software design, and development (HTML5, JavaScript, jQuery, Progressive Enhancement, Responsive Design)

  • Strong critical thinking, interpersonal communication, and conflict resolution skills

  • Experience modeling, and communicating complex concepts in a manner that facilitates shared understanding and drives quality and execution

  • Knowledge of complex technology, methodology, and full life-cycle development in an agile environment

  • Demonstrated understanding of the dynamics (legal, financial, business benefit/license) of B2B, B2C, and Public usage of API products

  • Experience with technical education, and support for B2B, B2C, and Public on the usage of API products

What Makes You Stand Out

  • 3-5 years of experience as a Solution Architect for a large, enterprise level organization

  • Experience with server-side design and development (Java/J2EE or Node.js) as well as web software design, and development (HTML5, JavaScript, jQuery, Progressive Enhancement, Responsive Design)

  • Exceptional ability to interface with stakeholders at all levels across the enterprise

Education (or equivalent work experience)

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering/Technology discipline

    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.