John Deere
Des Moines, IA

Cloud Data Operations Lead at John Deere (Des Moines, IA)

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At John Deere, we run so life can leap forward. This powerful purpose is our promise to humankind that we will dream, design and deliver breakthrough products that sustain our world for generations to come. The world is counting on us to feed billions of people and build vital infrastructures in villages, towns, and megacities. We live up to the legacy our founder forged in a one-room blacksmith's shop nearly two centuries ago by creating a culture that brings out the best in all of us. A culture where great ideas thrive because every voice is heard.
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 .
Primary Location: United States (US) - Iowa - Urbandale
Function: Engineering (CA)
Title: Cloud Data Operations Lead - 86608
Onsite/Remote: Remote Position
Visa sponsorship is available for this position
The John Deere Intelligent Solutions Group (ISG) develops the full technology stack of hardware, devices, software, and applications to enable the next generation of intelligent, connected machines. We design machines that execute their tasks with precision, collaborate seamlessly with other equipment and get smarter over time.
This position is eligible for remote work at the present time. The arrangement may be delayed for training or other job acclimation purposes and remains subject to change.
Your Responsibilities
We are looking for a Data Engineer to architect and lead the development of a cloud-based system for cataloging, searching, requesting, and consuming the data produced onboard Deere equipment during development projects. Engineering teams will use the system you create to understand and analyze the performance of our system, as well as, train and test computer vision and machine learning (CVML) algorithms. Responsibilities include:
  • Architect data stores, transfer technology, and processing tools to serve as a single source of truth for A&A engineering data with an emphasis on low future maintenance and quick startup for new projects.
  • Leverage John Deere established data infrastructure (Enterprise Data Lake, Databricks, MTG, etc.) where possible and bring in new technology when necessary to meet the A&A needs.
  • Work with product manager on setting high level priorities (feature requests). Translate these priorities into user stories and design guidance for team execution.
  • Hands-on implementation of data infrastructure in collaboration with IT and partner team in India.
  • Collaborate with data scientists and engineers to improve data quality, accuracy, and overall system performance
  • Integrate with other data storage and analysis systems in order to facilitate the creation of data science products
  • Mentor and provide technical direction to data scientists on the team.
  • Write clean, well-tested code to enable efficient cataloging and search on data attributes
  • Ensure data solution meets all Deere policies for data and cloud security.

What Skills You Need
  • 8 or more years of advanced technical experience designing and building data products
  • 3 or more years of project experience building applications using AWS technologies
  • Ability to craft innovative solutions to complex problems leveraging onboard hardware, controllers, and AWS technologies
  • Strong leadership skills including project management skills, agile experience, and team leadership (supervision or project lead experience)
  • Demonstrated mastery with Python, Java, or Scala
  • 2 or more years of project experience with MySQL, Postgres, or NoSQL databases
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with proven ability to take initiative and build productive relationships
  • Demonstrated commitment to team success and a proactive, collaborative approach to problem solving
  • Ability to influence without authority and collaborate with partner teams and internal customers.

What Makes You Stand Out
  • Experience developing data products in the John Deere ecosystem including understanding Deere's Cloud Security and Enterprise Data Lake (EDL) requirements.
  • Experience with onboard data logging and over the air data transmission.
  • Experience with Computer Vision and Machine Learning.
  • Existing network within John Deere's Digital, ISG Architecture, EDL, and Cloud Security organizations.
  • Strong communications skills, including the ability to clearly convey advanced technical concepts to a non-analytical audience
  • Prior experience developing systems to integrate with Databricks Delta Lake
  • Knowledge of Agriculture and Construction & Forestry equipment

Education
Ideally you will have a degree or equivalent related work experience in the following:
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field

What You'll Get
At John Deere, you are empowered to create a career that will take you to where you want to go while working in an inclusive team environment. 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. Additionally, we offer a comprehensive reward package to help you get started on your new career path, including:
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Highly competitive base pay and performance bonuses
  • Savings & Retirement benefits (401k and Defined Benefit Pension)
  • Healthcare benefits with a generous company contribution in the Health Savings Account
  • Adoption assistance
  • Employee Assistance Programs
  • Tuition assistance
  • Fitness subsidies and on-site gyms at specific Deere locations
  • Charitable contribution match
  • Employee Purchase Plan & numerous discount programs for personal use

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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 .
The terms of the applicable benefit plans, and all company actions administering or interpreting these plans, continue to control. Deere & Company reserves the right to suspend, amend, modify, or terminate the Plan(s) in any manner at any time, including the right to modify or eliminate any cost-sharing between the company and participants. Changes, which can be made at any time, are made by action of the company's board of directors, or to the extent authorized by resolution of its board of directors, or by the Deere & Company Compensation Committee. In the event of a conflict between the language of the official Plan Documents and this document, the language of the official Plan Documents will control.
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What are John Deere Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
The company matches donations of cash or volunteer hours up to $3,500 per fiscal year for qualifying non-profit organizations – Cash donations are dollar for dollar and volunteer hours
Partners with Nonprofits
The company matches donations of cash or volunteer hours up to $3,500 per fiscal year for qualifying non-profit organizations – Cash donations are dollar for dollar and volunteer hours
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
We celebrate diversity, champion equity, and promote inclusiveness so every employee can make the greatest impact as their true self. Offer several Employee Resource Groups built on common interests.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
John Deere offers two FSAs, one for Dependent Care and another for Dental and Vision expenses. both accounts help to cover out of pocket expenses with pre-tax contributions.
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Our medical plans cover comprehensive medical services, including: Prescription drugs, vision and hearing, preventive services covered at 100%, emergency care, doctor and hospital visits.
Life Insurance
John Deere offers group life insurance with a payout of 2x an employees annual salary for the duration of employment. Employees can elect additional optional life insurance.
Wellness Programs
The health of our employees has a significant impact on their life – both at home and at work. We offer our employees and their families the tools to help make them the healthiest and safest.
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
We offer a EAP through LiveWellWorkWell, offering free counseling visits per issue per year for anyone in the household.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
John Deere's 401k, administered by Fidelity Investments, provides an opportunity to save on a pre-tax and after-tax basis. You become vested after three years of service.
401(K) Matching
The company will match a portion of your contributions, up to the first 6% you defer, based on the company’s annual performance.
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
John Deere offers employees to purchase company shares through Fidelity Investments.
Performance Bonus
John Deere offers a competitive compensation package that includes: Base pay – the fixed salary you receive on a regular basis Variable pay – may include annual cash bonuses, stock options, and
Match charitable contributions
The company matches donations of cash or volunteer hours up to $3,500 per fiscal year for qualifying non-profit organizations – Cash donations are dollar for dollar and volunteer hours
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
To support you and your growing family, Parental leave is eight weeks of 100% pay to be used in whole week increments. We also offer a limited adoption reimbursement benefit to help with adoption.
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
John Deere offers a limited adoption reimbursement benefit to help with adoption-related expenses.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
The number of vacation days increases with continuous employment, up to a maximum of five weeks of vacation annually.
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Paid Holidays
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Casual Dress
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Fitness Subsidies
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Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
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Time allotted for learning
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

There’s a reason we’ve been voted one of Glassdoor’s 2020 Best Places to Work. Our “Total Rewards” package covers everything from career development to competitive compensation and a complete benefits package. When you work for us, we believe in working for you.

An Insider's view of John Deere

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Deere encourages a work-life balance for employees because they recognize everyone is different. They offer hybrid and remote work, no dress code, parental leave, and time to volunteer. Employees are leadership supported to find the best solution to meet the needs of the business and employee.

Ashraf

Staff Robotics Engineer

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

Cybersecurity is rapidly changing, and it can be demanding. The biggest problem we have now is how to respond to these demands in a sustainable way. We focus on prioritizing the most important work, right-sizing resources, and giving our team space and support to take care of their well-being.

Lynn

Chief of Staff - Global Information Secruity

How does the company support your career growth?

I work on projects that overcome challenges on a global scale that are fundamental to human society — how we produce the food we eat and fiber we use. Deere has afforded me the opportunity to go after roles and challenges that grow my career, as well as allowed me to work on cool technical problems.

Marlon

Production Systems Architect

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

I encourage them to use their unique knowledge and experience to develop the best solutions for our customers.  They continuously learn about customer needs and opportunities to promote creative designs; including iterating early, modeling solutions, and using feedback to provide value. 

Nancy

Vice President of Embedded Software and Solutions - Intelligent Solutions Group

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

IT teams collaborate with product management to understand market trends and customer needs, prioritizing features that provide the best outcomes. We embrace modern engineering to deliver thin slices of value and learn from customer feedback to deliver cutting-edge digital solutions.

Ganesh

Vice President of Information Technology

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