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John Deere Entry Level Embedded Software Engineer in Waterloo, Iowa

This position is NOT open to sponsorship

Title: Embedded Software Engineer - 75651

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

Organizational Group: INTELLIGENT SOLS

Personnel Area: Product Engineering Center

Function: Product Engineering

GJE Job Title: Engineer Product I

Your Responsibilities

As an Entry Level Embedded Software Engineer for John Deere Intelligent Solutions Group (ISG) – Waterloo, IA, you will be an integral part of a software development team and collaborate with other developers, testers and stakeholders to provide an optimized and validated software solution. Our teams are empowered to overcome challenges; they plan and prioritize their work; and everyone is a key contributor. Team members have opportunities to spend time on the final product developing, validating, and tuning the system. In this role, you will deliver embedded software for mechatronic and/or hydraulic based systems on tractors to provide customers with features that add value to their operation while meeting functional safety goals.

What Skills You Need

  • Demonstrated technical problem solving abilities

  • Demonstrated exposure in developing embedded applications using C or MATLAB Simulink

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills for working in a team environment

  • Experience writing and reviewing software requirements

  • Knowledge of software delivery processes

What Makes You Stand Out

  • Strong passion for embedded engineering and learning new technologies

  • Experience with control systems design and analysis on agricultural applications

  • Experience with model-based software development tools

  • Experience relating to the design/diagnostics of mechanical/electrical/hydraulic systems

  • Knowledge of electronic circuits and components with the ability to read schematics and data sheets

  • Experience with continuous integration development and automated build tools

  • Experience with embedded systems tools such as emulators, compilers, and simulators

  • Experience in automotive communication protocols such as CAN, LIN, and Ethernet

  • Experience using laboratory equipment such as Logic Analyzers and Oscilloscopes


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

  • Bachelor’s degree in Software Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or equivalent experience

    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.