John Deere Senior Systems Engineer in Urbandale, Iowa

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

Function: Product Engineering

Title: Senior Systems Engineer - 28435

Your Responsibilities

As Senior Systems Engineer, for John Deere Intelligent Solutions Group (ISG) in Urbandale, IA you will lead the system design activities for the infrastructure sub-systems of our advanced in-vehicle displays. In addition you will:

  • Collaborate with a cross-functional team to identify and capture stakeholder and system requirements that are essential for defining and managing the behavior, scope, context, and complexity of the system.

  • Lead the evaluation of technical options and decision making for a cross functional development team.

  • Provide engineering direction concerning the integration of electronic sub-systems into John Deere machines and other OEM equipment.

  • Be the organizational technical expert for assigned systems.

  • Analyze field data and customer feedback to understand and quantify performance/quality gaps and drive them to closure.

* U.S. visa sponsorship is NOT available for the role. *

What Skills You Need

  • Demonstrated technical leadership.

  • Five (5) or more years of software centric product engineering experience.

  • Two (2) or more years working with cross-functional teams.

  • Experience in roles that demonstrate an attention to detail, ability to work quickly, and ability to adapt easily in a dynamic, diverse team environment.

What Makes You Stand Out

Other areas of experience or interest that will help us place you on the right team include:

  • Experience in roles that required an understanding of systems engineering principles.

  • Experience in roles that required a strong understanding of embedded software engineering principles.

  • Experience with Agile software development practices.

  • Experience with Agriculture and/or Construction vehicles electrical systems, ISO11783-based CAN networks, Ethernet, and GPS based guidance systems.

  • Experience testing systems that demonstrate an ability to verify or validate functionality.


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

  • Bachelors of Arts/Science in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Systems Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, or Computer Science.

  • Additional coursework or certificate related to Systems Engineering 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.