John Deere 50787626 - Delivery Lead - Mobile Apps & API (m/f) in Kaiserslautern, Germany

There are 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 in our 180-year history. 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.

John Deere is one of the world´s biggest producers of agricultural machinery and one of the most important in the area of golf and turf equipment. Our name represents high quality, reliability and innovation.

The European Technology Innovation Center (ETIC) of John Deere, located in Kaiserslautern, is part of a global R&D network. Its focus is on research on and development of future trends and technologies around mobile agricultural, turf and construction machines – software and data is playing a key role in these trends. The number of data sources is growing at an enormous speed and is already today unimaginably huge – also John Deere machines are sending data from the field to the cloud. To extract value out of the data, enterprises like Deere need IT adventurers well versed in groundbreaking technologies: Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning is going to be as core to John Deere as an engine and transmission is.

Therefore the Intelligent Solutions Group in Kaiserslautern is looking for a smart and creative talent:

Delivery Lead - Mobile Apps and API (m/f)

You will work on newly created cloud solutions enabling digital products for John Deere machines. You will be responsible for leading a full stack scrum team composed of software developers and software test engineers. With your technical expertise you will make sure the team’s backlog is always in a good shape by leading the organization and creation of the backlog in a joint effort with other disciplines such as Architecture, UX and Marketing. Besides the preparing and grooming the backlog, you will work with the developers and testers to deliver features and transition these features to later stages of the development process. You will manage priorities for the team, defects, deadlines and deliverables. Demonstrating deep and diverse knowledge of full-stack technologies - from back-end to front-end, from testing to deployment - will be your task as well. You will be an active member of an agile team and will work closely with teams across different locations and time zones. Another key point of your role will be the supervision aspects, being responsible for guiding, supporting, developing the people and assessing their performance.

Your qualifications:

  • Master in Computer Science or similar education in the computer science area

  • 7+ years of professional experience directly involved in software delivery activities

  • 3+ years of experience as product owner in agile teams using Scrum working on creating and grooming backlog for different teams

  • Solid software engineering skills and understanding of software development lifecycle (planning, specification, implementation, testing)

  • 3+ years of experience in communicating and planning work for geographically distributed development teams

  • Outstanding communication skills

  • Customer Interaction and proximity to understand requirements and gather information that will feed the development teams.

  • Experience with software development processes definition and communication

  • Ability to align and work close together with stakeholders from different departments

  • Knowledge of frontend technologies (iOS and Android) and backend technologies for Mobile development

  • Experience in working with version control and continuous integration tools (like GitHub or Jenkins) and test automation

  • Structured and transparent approach to requirements engineering, architecting, deployment and maintenance

  • Fluent English skills with an excellent faculty of expression in word and writing

  • You have good analytical, conceptual and process-related skills

  • You demonstrate a distinctive solution orientation, while quality and pragmatism are not mutually exclusive for you

  • Willingness to travel up to 25%

This makes you stand out:

  • 2+ years having people supervision responsibilities

  • Knowledge and experience as a software developer (production or automation code)

  • 1+ years of experience with SQL and NoSQL databases (e. g. PostgreSQL, MongoDB)

  • Ability to work on different levels of abstraction, from low-level coding to architecture

  • You have an outstanding will to get things accomplished and show strong individual responsibility

  • Knowledge in Agricultural Processes and agricultural digital products

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.

In addition, John Deere is offering competitive compensation and extensive benefits packages like:

  • Flexible working hours

  • Employer-funded pension

  • Individual development plans

  • Member of corporate benefits - employee discount program

To learn more about John Deere´s higher purpose please feel free to watch following video:

Developer´s at John Deere develop the next-generation technologies that change how farmers connect, explore, and interact with machines and the information they provide. We are looking for fast thinking players to join our company. So, if you're looking for a place to work that values innovation, leadership and creativity, please apply online.