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John Deere Senior Robotics Software 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: Senior Robotics Software Engineer - 75070

Visa sponsorship is NOT available for this position

Your Responsibilities

As a Senior Robotics Systems Engineer of Automation & Autonomy Solutions, for the John Deere Intelligent Solutions Group (ISG-Urbandale), you will be the technical lead for software embedded solutions interfacing to the vehicle system to support robotic products that use perception sensing and cameras to utilize machine learning or image processing. In addition, you will:

  • B e a lead robotics software engineer for Automation Core services with the focus to vehicle interfaces and features such as CAN message interfaces, diagnostics, reprogramming, data creation, etc. This role involves solution design and software implementation for various applications that utilize image processing, controls, and machine learning.

  • Provide overall engineering direction, priority, best practices, and software quality reviews for other ISG software developers.

  • Ensure that the processes are understood and are being executed on Product Delivery Programs as expected.

  • Provide technical leadership 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

  • 5 or more years of experience developing for embedded solutions with a priority of C or C++ software algorithms

  • 2 years of experience developing and testing C or C++ software algorithms for embedded solutions with priority of C

  • Three or more years of experience working at various levels in the design, test, or coordination of software focused 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% (both domestic or internationally)

What Makes You Stand Out

  • Experience and expertise with C++ (including modern C++ syntax, patterns, practices)

  • Experience in scripting languages (e.g. Python, Bash, etc.)

  • Experience developing Linux software applications

  • Experience or training with multi-threaded systems

  • Experience with UDP, TCP/IP, CAN networking communication protocols

  • Experience with Functional Safety Software Designs and Safe Operating Systems such as Safe RTOS

  • Experience using Qt, OpenGL, SQL, or GIS software libraries

  • Experience with Test Driven Development (TDD) and software test automation

  • Experience with Computer Vision Machine Learning software development

  • Experience with Agile software development processes


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.