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John Deere Staff Robotics 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: United States (US) - Iowa - Urbandale

Function: Product Engineering

Title: Staff Robotics Engineer - 74989

Your Responsibilities

As a Staff Robotics Engineer of Machine Automation Solutions, for the John Deere Intelligent Solutions Group (ISG-Urbandale), you will be the technical lead for several robotic related products that use perception and cameras to utilize machine learning or image processing. In addition, you will:

  • Be a technical lead for multiple projects. This role involves solution design, project planning, monitoring, and developing other engineers that work on perception related projects for John Deere Ag vehicles.

  • Provide overall engineering direction for ISG worldwide product line solutions.

  • Ensure that the processes are understood and are being executed on PDP programs as expected.

  • Provide technical leadership and counsel to employees within the team.

  • Assist in the resolution of complex technical issues within the department as they arise.

  • Maintain a high-performance work culture.

What Skills You Need (Required skills/experiences)

  • 5 or more years of experience in computer vision and machine learning applications

  • Previous experience working at various levels in the design, test, or coordination of large and/or complex projects

  • Experience in roles that demonstrate your ability to communicate effectively with both technical staff and customers

  • Willingness and ability to travel, up to 25% (domestic or internationally)

What Makes You Stand Out (Desired skills/experiences)

  • 5 or more years of experience in Precision Ag or Robotics technologies delivering solutions

  • Experience in supervision and budget management

  • Technical lead experience related to precision farming, perception, robotics, image processing, deep learning, and machine learning

  • Advanced degree(s) in technology related disciplines


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

  • Bachelor's degree in an Engineering, Science or Technology 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.