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John Deere Automation and Autonomy (A&A) Software Development Engineer in Urbandale, Iowa

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) - Iowa - Urbandale

Function: Product Engineering

Title: Automation and Autonomy (A&A) Software Development Engineer - 73401

Your Responsibilities

As an Automation & Autonomy (A&A) Software Development Engineer for our Intelligent Solutions Group (ISG) ( , you join a team building a world-class software solutions to develop and test our Automation and Autonomy tech stack (A&A) solutions ( . We are looking for someone with expertise in embedded C++ software development including integration of perception sensor technology.

What Skills You Need

  • Experience with software product development through practical work experiences, relevant internships or academic experience

  • Proficiency with C++ or other Object-oriented languages

  • Ability to work with and interpret sensing data from perception devices (Ex: Radar, Mono Cameras, Stereo, etc)

What Makes You Stand Out

  • Expertise in C++ (including modern C++ syntax, patterns, practices)

  • Previous experience with OpenCV or Image Processing Toolbox in Matlab

  • Familiarity with Stereo Camera Depth Based Data

  • Proficiency with scripting languages (e.g. Python, Bash, etc.),

  • Practical knowledge of developing Linux software applications

  • Understanding of multi-threaded systems and Vision Machine Learning software development

  • Experience using Qt, OpenGL, SQL, or GIS software libraries

  • Proven mastery of Agile software development processes

  • Experience with Test Driven Development (TDD), software test automation, UDP, TCP/IP, CAN networking communication protocols


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer or Electrical Engineering, or related

    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.