John Deere
Des Moines, IA

Senior Staff Software Engineer at John Deere (Des Moines, IA)

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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.
John Deere is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identify or expression, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.
Primary Location: United States (US) - Iowa - Ankeny
Function: Information Technology
Title: Senior Staff Software Engineer
Onsite/Remote:Onsite Position
Your Responsibilities
As a Senior Staff Software Engineer for John Deere located in Des Moines, IA , working in John Deere's Digital Foundry, you will....
  • Work in and with our product teams leveraging systems thinking, visualizing value streams, identifying constraints to improve flow of value, quality and feedback.
  • Bring a passion to stay on top of tech trends, drive a culture of customer centric thinking, experimentation and continuous learning.
  • Coach / Mentor software engineers, product owners, scrum masters and engineering managers on agile and engineering practices.
  • Coach / Mentor organization leaders regarding thought leadership, software engineering strategies, organizational team structures.

What Skills You Need
  • 8+ years of software development experience (Javascript, Java, SAP or equivalent)
  • 4+ years of experience with Agile practices
  • 4+ years of experience with lean development principles and engineering practices such as CI/CD, TDD, Pair Programming, etc.
  • 2+ years of experience with Value Stream Maps, Design Thinking methodology
  • 2+ years of experience working with software development patterns and designing / implementing loose coupled architectures

What Makes You Stand Out
  • Being an advocate in agile and engineering communities
  • Working with purchased software. Customization / Configuration (i.e. ERP systems)
  • Passionate about software quality and improving the design / development process
  • Staying current on modern technologies and practices.
  • Cloud experience (AWS/Azure)
  • Product Discovery and/or Product Coach experience
  • Experience implementing Design Thinking methodology, mission model canvas, lean canvas, business model canvas, etc

Education
Ideally you will have a degree or equivalent related work experience in the following:
  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering/Computer Science/Technology/IT discipline or equivalent experience

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 extend 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.
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Game Room
Parking
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
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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