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John Deere Senior Systems Engineer in Urbandale, Iowa

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 we’re all about at John Deere. And it’s why we’re investing in our people and our technology like never before in our 175-year history. 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 (US-IA) - Urbandale

Function: Product Engineering

Title: Senior Systems Engineer - 57602

Your Responsibilities

As a Senior Systems Engineer, for the John Deere Intelligent Solutions Group (ISG-location), you will lead system design activities for a team that designs and develops high quality telematics device software for high-tech precision agriculture, construction, and forestry products. In addition, you will:

  • Collaborate with a cross-functional team to identify and capture stakeholder and system requirements that are essential for defining and managing the behavior, scope, context, and complexity of the system

  • Operate utilizing an Agile software development methodology while developing critical subject matter expertise to provide leadership and direction to a scrum team

  • Lead and participate in the team planning process of new products and/or major improvements to existing products in a way that proactively identifies integration opportunities with existing tools and process, as well as, emerging technologies and trends

  • Analyze field data and customer feedback to understand and quantify performance/quality gaps and drive them to closure by prioritizing new feature work against continuous improvement work and defects based on influence from the various stakeholders

  • Provide leadership, mentoring and direction to teams located in India that contribute to and provide solutions that utilize the telematics device software

  • Deliver system engineering deliverables such as FMEA's, requirement documents, ECM's, update of VNSM database, etc. as required

  • Provide engineering direction concerning the integration of electronic sub-systems into John Deere machines and other OEM equipment

VISA Sponsorship is NOT available for this position.

What Skills You Need

  • 5 or more years of Product Engineering experience

  • 2 or more years of demonstrated technical leadership capability

  • Experience in roles that required demonstration of excellent communication, organizational, analytical problem-solving and teamwork skills

  • An ability to collaborate successfully with engineers of other disciplines and work effectively with other functional groups

  • Attention to detail, ability to work quickly, work in a self-directed mode and ability to adapt easily in a dynamic, diverse, collaborative team environment

  • Ability and willingness to travel up to 25%, both domestic and internationally

What Makes You Stand Out

  • A strong understanding of systems engineering principles

  • Advanced degree in engineering or a certificate in systems engineering and/or experience with any of the following: Agile software development practices, agriculture or construction vehicles

  • Experience with Internet of Things (IoT) and telematics

  • Experience with vehicle electrical systems, GPS based guidance systems, CAN networks, Ethernet, telematics and/or in-field communications systems

  • Experience with precision agriculture applications

Education (or equivalent work experience)

  • Bachelor's degree in an Engineering (Mechanical, Electrical, System, Agriculture), 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.

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.