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John Deere Engineering Lead 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: Estados Unidos (US) - Iowa - Urbandale

Function: Information Technology

Title: Engineering Lead - 72824

This position is eligible for remote work at the present time. The arrangement may be delayed for training or other job acclimation purposes and remains subject to change.

This position is eligible for a flexible work schedule arrangement at the present time. The arrangement may be delayed for training or other job acclimation purposes and remains subject to change.

Your Responsibilities

As an Engineering Lead at John Deere Intelligent Solutions Group (ISG - Urbandale), you'll be a key leader in delivering John Deere Operations Center ( products that enable our customers to optimize their operations while leveraging precision agriculture technology ( . Our Engineering Leads are our technical leaders - designing and developing production software, championing software development practices, and mentoring/coaching their team members as a manager. This role offers a great opportunity to stay technical and in the code, but also to stretch into people and project management responsibilities as well. An ideal candidate will be someone with a passion for being in the code and a demonstrated history of technical leadership while developing and delivering software products. Previous people management isn't required, but strong interpersonal skills and a commitment to putting your team and their individual development first are a must. In addition, you will:

  • Lead one to two software delivery teams in the development of John Deere Operations Center ( web applications and APIs.

  • Provide engineering leadership in all aspects of the software delivery cycle including the design, build, test, deploy, and support of software applications.

  • Collaborate closely with Product Managers, Architects, User Experience, and other supporting teams to define product requirements, system design, and delivery cadences.

  • Actively contribute to product development efforts by spending at least 25% of your time in the code with your team.

  • Mentor, coach and develop your direct reports. This includes providing frequent on-going feedback/guidance on individual performance and career development.

  • Attract, retain, and grow great engineering talent within your team and throughout our organization.

  • Lead organizational change through adoption of strategic technologies, architectures, best-practices, and tooling in support of software development.

    Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

What Skills You Need

  • 7 or more years of software development experience

  • 5 or more years combined experience with JavaScript, React.js, or Node.js in building web-client or server-side applications/services

  • 3 or more years as a primary technical team leader/mentor

  • Demonstrated experience with Agile development methodologies including Test Driven Development and Continuous Integration/Deployment

  • Demonstrated experience with build and test pipeline automation, monitoring, and other DevOps methodologies

  • Demonstrated experience with cloud computing platforms such as Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, or Google Cloud

What Makes You Stand Out

  • Manager experience including individual performance management, career development, and hiring

  • Experience with additional programming languages/frameworks such as Redux, MobX, Java, Spring, or SQL/NoSQL

  • Experience with developing interactive maps leveraging Google Maps or similar

  • Experience leveraging AWS services (ECS, EC2, Elastic Beanstalk, Lambda, S3, RDS, SQS, SNS, etc.)

  • Experience in data modeling and/or development of SQL/NoSQL DBMSs

  • Experience in the development of RESTful web services

  • Experience with Precision Ag technologies and their use

  • Advanced Engineering or Business related degree


Ideally you will have a degree or equivalent related work experience in the following:

  • Bachelor's degree in either Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, MIS, or other IT related 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.