John Deere Jobs

Mobile john-deere Logo

Job Information

John Deere Senior Robotics Engineer in Urbandale, Iowa

At John Deere, we run so life can leap forward. This powerful purpose is our promise to humankind that we will dream, design and deliver breakthrough products that sustain our world for generations to come. The world is counting on us to feed billions of people and build vital infrastructures in villages, towns, and megacities. We live up to the legacy our founder forged in a one-room blacksmith's shop nearly two centuries ago by creating a culture that brings out the best in all of us. A culture where great ideas thrive because every voice is heard.

Primary Location: United States (US) - Iowa - Urbandale

Function: Product Engineering

Title: Senior Robotics Engineer - 81599

Onsite/Remote: Onsite Position

Your Responsibilities

As a Senior Robotics Software Engineer of Automation & Autonomy Solutions, for the John Deere Intelligent Solution Group in Urbandale, you will be the technical lead for software embedded solutions interfacing to the vehicle system to support robotic products that use perception sensing and cameras to utilize machine learning or image processing.

  • Work with other Deere units to commercialize perception solutions on platforms

  • Accelerate application opportunities that require a mix of image processing and machine learning

  • Focus on leading CVML and C++ software development for applications and integration of the advanced algorithm into the application software that runs on embedded hardware

What Skills You Need (Required skills/experiences)

  • 4-6+ or more years of experience working with C++ or other Object-Oriented languages

  • 4-6+ or more years of experience with software product development through practical work experiences, relevant internships or academic experience

  • 4-6+ or more years of experience in roles that required demonstration of excellent communication skills (verbal, written, listening and presentation)

  • Strong ability to drive, lead, participate, define, and strategize about John Deere's autonomy initiatives

  • Strong understanding of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and/or Computer Vision is highly desired

What Makes You Stand Out (Desired skills/experiences)

  • Experience developing Linux software applications

  • Experience applying Image processing, OpenCV, Matlab Image Processing Toolbox Applications, Machine Learning, Caffe, or TensorFlow

  • Experience programming in Embedded C software

  • Experience in scripting languages (e.g. Python, Bash, etc.)

  • Experience or training with multi-threaded systems

  • Experience with UDP, TCP/IP,CAN networking communication protocols

  • Experience with SCRUM/Agile software development methodologies

  • Experience with Test Driven Development (TDD) and software test automation


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

Bachelor's degree in an Engineering, Science or Technology 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.

An Equal Opportunity Employer, John Deere requires a diversity of people, perspectives and ideas to address the complex challenges of its global business. 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, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.