Vermeer Corporation Senior Software Architect-Software Solutions in Pella, Iowa

You’re not likely to find another company like Vermeer. Our people are from all walks of life in locations around the world, rolling up our sleeves and getting tough work done every day. Together. We’re a family-owned and operated company with an unmatched culture, one that is built on the belief that every Vermeer team member has real, personal impact – on our people, our customers and our world. Whoever you are and where you are in your career, Vermeer helps you be Equipped to Do MoreTM.

Job Summary

The Senior Software Architect conducts design, development, release and initial support of technology integration projects specifically for the assigned product line. This develops application framework and drives the integration of best practices, reusable components, and common system throughout the assigned area, while ensuring platform compatibility across the organization infrastructure and solution initiatives.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  1. Supervise product development and design activities through direct contact with design teams including but not limited to designing architecture, software and data needs, ensuring required testing is performed on new and redesigned products, interpreting test results, documentation etc.

  2. Communicate with the related stakeholders regarding project and system/software/data release plans.

  3. Support the strategy and architecture for connected machines and align with strategic IT initiatives that relate to product needs.

  4. Ensure that project goals, such as test plans, production preparation plans, and product performance plans are met. Make appropriate development plan adjustments as needed.

  5. Manage assigned personnel in performance of their duties including, but not limited to, hiring, evaluation, scheduling work activities, discipline and discharge. Establish and monitor individual and team goals which are aligned with the organization’s business strategies and objectives.

Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Electronics, Electrical, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Machine Control or related discipline with at least 8 years previous experience; and/or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required.

Computer Skills

  • Ability to proficiently use source code editors and IDE, compilers, software revision control, feature and bug tracking software, XML definition, and product design software.

  • Embedded: C, C++, Matlab, ROS, Linux, and Windows CE or

  • Mobile, PC and Web: C++, C#, JavaScript and HTML

Other Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to design, develop and launch integrated software solutions.

  • Demonstration of strong verbal, written and collaborative communication skills.

  • Ability to demonstrate to team member, customers and dealers the product’s design purpose and problems designed to resolve.

  • Ability to provide informative and professional assistance when working with the public/customers and co-workers and maintain positive interpersonal relationships which encourage openness.

  • Ability to calculate complex algorithms, troubleshoot the software product and design various tests.

  • Ability to coordinate product development activities to release successful products from a performance standpoint.

  • Ability to contribute ideas for machine/product improvements.


Up to 25% domestic and/or international travel by car or plane may be required.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or veteran status.

Why Vermeer?

Our reach is global, our impact is personal. By joining Vermeer, you won’t just be making the right step for your career. You’ll be making a real, personal impact on our people, our customers and our world.

Impact Our People: You’ll find teams of hardworking people who take pride in their work, pride in each other and pride in the principles that guide them. Our team members are diverse, talented and driven to continuously learn, improve and innovate, both for our company and for their careers.

Impact Our Customers: Whether our customers are operating small stump cutters in their backyard or giant surface mining equipment in Australia, they make progress happen. Our team members are constantly turning up new possibilities and collaboratively innovating to keep our customers and the people they serve on the leading-edge of progress around the world.

Impact Our World: At Vermeer, we believe in giving back and helping people and communities. We’ve held that belief from our founding in 1948. Our reach extends from offering impressive benefits that help our team members and their families live well, to supporting our local communities through volunteer and community investment programs. Our impact is also experienced by the way our customers use Vermeer products to make a difference. Vermeer equipment is used all around the world to keep people connected to life necessities, such as water and electricity, harvest the feed that nourishes a vibrant food supply and effectively manage precious natural resources that improve our quality of life.