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John Deere Senior Software Developer in Urbandale, Iowa

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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: Senior Software Developer - 76502

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

Organizational Group: INTELLIGENT SOLS

Personnel Area: JD ISG - Urbandale

Function: Product Engineering

GJE Job Title: Senior Engineer, Product

Your Responsibilities

As a Senior SoftwareDeveloper for John Deere Intelligent Solutions Group (ISG) located in Urbandale, IA, you will work on the John Deere Operations Center product to help users Setup, Plan, Monitor, and Analyze their farm data. We operate in a collaborative and open environment using the latest in web and cloud technologies as we build the future of precision agriculture.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Developing and supporting high quality John Deere agronomic web applications and RESTful APIs

  • Engaging in all aspects of the software delivery cycle including the design, build, test, deploy, and support of software applications

  • Serve as a team technical lead in support of software development for one or more teams

  • Engaging in Agile software development activities including team sprint planning, daily standups, and retrospectives

  • Collaborating with Product Managers, Architects, and other supporting teams to define product requirements, system design, and delivery cadences

  • Taking a lead role in proposing application/system designs, communicating delivery estimates, and providing consistent hands-on guidance to ensure the delivery of high quality products

  • Supporting a culture of software craftsmanship best practices including Test Automation, Continuous Integration/Deployment, and DevOps methodologies

  • Mentoring and developing junior team members through code pairing or other technical skill coaching

What Skills You Need

  • Experience building and delivering web-client and/or server-side applications in a production environment using JavaScript, React.js, or Node.js

  • Experience building and delivering server-side applications and/or APIs in a production environment using Java, C#, or similar object oriented language

  • Experience building and delivering multiple software solutions leveraging Agile delivery methodologies

  • Experience providing technical leadership and coordination across multiple teams to deliver production software systems

  • Experience building and/or working with RESTful APIs

  • Experience with cloud computing platforms such as Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, or Google Cloud

  • Experience building and delivering software solutions utilizing Test Driven Development and/or Acceptance Test Driven Development

  • Experience building and delivering software solutions utilizing Continuous Integration and build pipeline deployment automation

What Makes You Stand Out

  • Experience in serving as the primary Technical Lead for a software development team.

  • Experience with multiple programming languages or frameworks such as Redux, MobX, Java, Spring, etc.

  • Experience leveraging AWS services (ECS, EC2, Elastic Beanstalk, Lambda, S3, RDS, SQS, SNS, etc.)

  • Experience in maintaining and/or refactoring legacy code bases

  • Experience presenting technical information in a professional community of practice setting

  • Experience with Precision Ag technologies and their use

  • Advanced degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, MIS, or other IT related discipline


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

  • Bachelor's degree in either Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, MIS, or other IT 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.

    An Equal Opportunity Employer, John Deere requires a diversity of people, perspectives and ideas to address the complex challenges of its global business. 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, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.