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John Deere Application Engineer / Software Integrator in Waterloo, 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.

John Deere is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identify or expression, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

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

Function: Engineering (CA)

Title: Application Engineer / Software Integrator

Onsite/Remote:Onsite Position

Your Responsiilities

As an Application Engineer for John Deere Intelligent Solutions Group (ISG) Waterloo, IA, You

  • Plan, coordinate, and manage SW Module integration to ensure key functions of tractors are constantly and consistently working through start of production.

  • First person of contact for factory/test sites and actively support builds or factory integration tests. Ensure stable payloads and support teams with actual SW integration

  • Responsible for the complete SW package integration, coordinate early testing of infrastructural and subsystem basic functions in SIL and Vehicle

  • Coordinate the deliveries and integration tests (Coordinate with PVV Champion).

What Skills You Need

  • Demonstrated technical problem-solving abilities and experience in a programming language such as C or Matlab

  • Demonstrated experience in Real-time operating system concepts, troubleshooting embedded software issues, CAN communication protocols such as J1939 and ISO 11783.

  • Experience with of SIL or MIL Or HIL environments.

  • Experience working with other cross functional teams on Agricultural/ construction products/subsystems like transmission, breaking, steering. Excellent written and verbal communication skills for working in a team environment.

What Makes You Stand Out

  • Desire or experience to operate Agricultural/ construction equipment. Familiarity with entire Agricultural/ construction machine systems like interactions interfaces of tractor implements

  • Understanding of embedded controller peripherals, memory allocation process, compilers, linkers, programming standards, etc.

  • Modern C, C++ coding and design, GIT workflow.

  • Learning Agility / Innovative - desire and openness for continuous technical learning and identifying areas for application


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

  • Completed a Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Computer Science, or Electrical Engineering Technology.

What You'll Get

At John Deere, you are empowered to create a career that will take you to where you want to go while working in an inclusive team environment. 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. Additionally, we offer a comprehensive reward package to help you get started on your new career path, including:

  • Flexible work arrangements

  • Highly competitive base pay and performance bonuses

  • Savings & Retirement benefits (401K and Defined Benefit Pension)

  • Healthcare benefits with a generous company contribution in the Health Savings Account

  • Adoption assistance

  • Employee Assistance Programs

  • Tuition assistance

  • Fitness subsidies and on-site gyms at specific Deere locations

  • Charitable contribution match

  • Employee Purchase Plan & numerous discount programs for personal use

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    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.

    The terms of the applicable benefit plans, and all company actions administering or interpreting these plans, continue to control. Deere & Company reserves the right to suspend, amend, modify, or terminate the Plan(s) in any manner at any time, including the right to modify or eliminate any cost-sharing between the company and participants. Changes, which can be made at any time, are made by action of the company's board of directors, or to the extend authorized by resolution of its board of directors, or by the Deere & Company Compensation Committee. In the event of a conflict between the language of the official Plan Documents and this document, the language of the official Plan Documents will control.

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