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John Deere Embedded Cyber Security Architect in Urbandale, 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.

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

Function: Information Technology

Title: Embedded Cyber Security Architect - 70932

Visa sponsorship is available for this position.

Your Responsibilities

John Deere is currently hiring for an Embedded Cyber Security Architect. Cyber security is an increasingly important aspect of our modern and connected vehicle systems. In this role as an Embedded Cyber Security Architect, you will help John Deere defend its intelligent and connected vehicles from adversaries by designing cutting edge embedded security technologies into onboard systems. You will provide technical leadership to embedded engineering groups across the company to design the infrastructure that enables security features in our vehicles.

In addition, you will also:

  • Drive embedded cybersecurity requirements into new product programs

  • Develop threat models using industry best practices

  • Lead the adoption of embedded cryptography capabilities

  • Provide coaching and mentoring to others within the technical discipline

  • Solve complex problems pertaining to on-board cyber security threats

What Skills You Need

  • 5+ years of experience with embedded systems engineering and/or IoT systems

  • Experience with vehicle network architecture, modules, and protocols (CAN etc.)

  • Experience with applying cryptographic concepts in the embedded space

  • Experience interpreting and applying standards and specifications in the embedded space

  • Understanding of vehicle security frameworks and standards (e.g. ISO 21434)

  • Ability to collaborate with multiple technical and business stakeholders globally

What Makes You Stand Out

  • Experience with public key encryption (PKI) in the embedded space

  • Experience executing vehicle cyber security assessments (TARA or others)

  • Experience with embedded Linux and other Real Time Operating Systems (RTOS)

  • Experience with industry security frameworks such as NIST

  • Advanced Degree in a related field


Ideally, you will have the following degree, or equivalent work experience.

  • Bachelor's degree Computer Engineering, Cyber Security / Security Engineering, Computer Science, or equivalent experience

  • Advanced degree is a plus

    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.