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John Deere Senior Engineer 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: Vereinigte Staaten (US) - Iowa - Urbandale

Function: Product Engineering

Title: Senior Engineer - 72842

Your Responsibilities

As a Sr. Developer for John Deere Intelligent Solutions Group (ISG) located in Urbandale, IA, you will join a team of passionate developers and testers to design, develop, test, and integrate applications of high complexity. We operate in a collaborative environment focused on using XP development techniques to autonomously deliver solutions quickly and effectively. That means you will:

  • Provide technical expertise to define and refine features in preparation for working with the team

  • Pair frequently and provide technical guidance and coaching with junior members of the team

  • Perform hands-on code development and delivery and ensure that coding standards, patterns and approaches are appropriate, consistent and of high quality.

  • Be considered an expert within the team on tools and technology in use.

  • Establish a culture of software best practices in your team, including Test Automation, Continuous Integration, and Continuous Deployment

  • Collaborate with Staff Developers and other teams on new technologies and practices

  • Interface regularly with our customers to ensure you are producing technical solutions that meet their needs

    Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

What Skills You Need

  • 5 or more years of experience in designing and developing complex applications

  • 2 or more years of experience in providing technical leadership to mid-size teams

  • Experience in TDD, Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery and XP methodologies

  • 2 or more years of experience in contributing in architecture and design of new and current systems

  • Excellent communication skills (written, verbal, comprehension, and presentation)

What Makes You Stand Out

Beyond just being generally awesome, other areas of experience or interest that will help us place you on the right team are listed below. In our experience, being a great developer isn't really tied to your current technology stack, so don't fret if these don't line up with your exact skillset.

  • Experience with Java/Spring based applications

  • Experience with AWS

  • Experience with JavaScript / React

  • Experience with API Design in REST or GraphQL


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

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science/Engineering 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.

    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.