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John Deere Staff Software Engineer in Waterloo, 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. And 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.

Title: Staff Software Engineer- 88830

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

Organizational Group:INTELLIGENT SOLS

Personnel Area: JD ISG - Urbandale

Function: Engineering (CA)

GJE Job Title: Staff Engineer, Product - Embedded SW, Architecture, and Test Engineering (CA)

Job Grade: 09

Exemption Status: Exempt

Hiring Manager: Andrew C Bushanam

Employee Referral Bonus: $2,500.00

Onsite/Remote:Partial Remote Position

Your Responsibilities

As the Staff Software Engineer for John Deere Intelligent Solutions Group in Waterloo, Iowa, Urbandale, Iowa, Silvis, Illinois, or remote, you will be leading and inspiring embedded software development teams that deliver operator controls solutions for Ag customers. These customers rely on these heavily utilized, intuitive controls to provide the ease of productivity every day for their equipment. This is the challenge for you as you work closely with other embedded software teams. You will be responsible for

  • Create, drive, and deliver common embedded software architecture for John Deere Operator Station

  • Collaborate and partner with Vehicle System Engineers, Hardware Architects, Product Owners, and Developers to build solutions that further the engineering roadmap of the product

  • Establish and maintain best practices of embedded software solutions for Operator Stations

  • Lead, maintain, and refine the development backlog activities for the Operator Station TDP/ISDP software team

  • Manage the Operator Station Interface Change Control process

  • Be a technical coach that pairs, mentors, and coaches team memberswithin the Operator Station team to improve the technology proficiency of the team

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What Skills You Need

  • 6 or more years of software development within embedded systems and/or larger system of systems and experience within modern software architecture.

  • Experience with Agile software development processes

  • Expert in troubleshooting embedded software issues

  • Expert in working with cross-functional teams

  • Excellent collaboration and communication skills

What Makes You Stand Out

  • Experience with automotive/off-road based ethernet, CAN, and LIN communication protocols

  • Experience with test driven development and/or MBSD simulation experience

  • Experience with embedded software continuous integration practices and tools

  • Systems engineering experience such as authoring requirements or creation of systems engineering artifacts

  • Expert knowledge on software architecture and/or system design

  • Demonstrated competency in communicating and influencing in a large organization

  • Focus and passion for developing innovative technical solutions to solve customer problems

  • Background with John Deere products, farming practices and/or farm equipment operation


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

  • Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or related field

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.

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