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John Deere IT Engineering Manager in Torreon, Mexico

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 were all about at John Deere. And its why were investing in our people and our technology like never before in our 175-year history. Here the worlds brightest minds are tackling the worlds biggest challenges. If you believe one person can make the world a better place, well put you to work. RIGHT NOW.

Title: IT Engineering Manager

Primary Location: Mexico (MX)- Coahuila Motores JD-Torreon

Function: Technology (CA)

Note: All candidates should have their tax situation certificate (Constancia de Siituacin Fiscal) up to date with the salary regime to be eligible for the hiring process.

Main Responsibilities

For the Quality Systems, Corrective & Prevention Action product, this role provides critical input into major technology decisions (e.g., upgrade decisions, major architectural decisions, establishment of coding standards) within the standards defined by relevant center of excellence groups and in alignment with the needs and priorities of the business. Supports the Group Engineering Manager and the business and acts as a servant leader to their product team(s). In addition:

  • Ensures adherence to technical standards that will promote security, quality, delivery and cost effectiveness. Ensures scrum teams align their efforts to the needs of the business and work within the framework of overall IT strategy.

  • Generally, manages two or more scrum teams and solve problems are typically defined by standards, requiring moderate analytical thinking; coordinates troubleshooting process but most complex problems are solved by more experienced team members.

  • Understands the vision, strategy, and customer for the area of responsibility and influences the technical dimensions of the roadmap

  • Determines the right technology choices (e.g. upgrade decisions, hosting decisions) to best deliver business value within the development standards defined

  • Collaborate with Product Owners & Architects, ensures the design, selection, development, implementation, and maintenance of technology is successfully integrated and operated within the company's business environment

  • Drives Agile culture among teams, along with monitoring product health, technical debt and key team metrics

  • Provides team leadership, motivation and recognition communications, provides staff member with challenging roles and growth opportunities, and maintains collaborative relationships between divisions, suppliers, dealers, branches, factories, product engineering, customers, and team members. Performs Performance Management tasks

  • Manages the staffing strategy to ensure Scrum teams have highly-engaged, appropriately staffed team members to ensure team longevity. Coordinates with HR the hiring of new team members

  • Understands financial implications of the technology and makes economically sound decisions. Provides input in the operating budget and has responsibility for managing it

What Skills You Need

  • Technical knowledge and background across a breadth of technology competencies, such as Java, APIs, Cloud with experience of strong technical leadership

  • Proven experience of strong problem-solving skills

  • 5+ years in software engineering role or equivalent

What Makes You Stand Out

  • Understanding of Agile development processes and methodologies/tools

  • Passionate around technical mentoring and coaching within teams

  • Excellence in verbal and written communication forms with emphasis on persuasive communication, tact and negotiation.

  • Experience as a people leader; Proven ability to develop team culture through servant leader mindset including ability to recruit and retain high technical talent

  • Knowledge of DevOps practices

  • Growth mindset willingness to deal and thrive in uncertainty

Education (or equivalent experience)

Bachelors degree related to field or equivalent experience.

This position will be posted for a minimum of 7business days and unposted when a qualified pool of candidates is achieved.

Candidates must have the necessary work permits to work in the country.