Lead Embedded Software Engineer

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 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: Lead Embedded Software Engineer – 91796

Onsite/Remote:Onsite Position

This position is eligible for a flexible work schedule arrangement at the present time. The arrangement may be delayed for training or other job acclimation purposes and remains subject to change.


As the Lead Embedded Software Engineer on our Embedded Operating Systems team based in Urbandale, IA, you will be accountable for supervising the development and testing of high-quality software features for our vehicle displays using agile processes.

In this role, you will leverage your expertise working with Embedded Linux and will partner often with system engineers to define feature requirements and system design to deliver customer-centric software and system solutions. Furthermore, the work you accomplish as Software Delivery Supervisor will be critical for driving breakthrough developments in the product areas of displays, controls, sensors, components, and power electronics.

You will also be involved with:

  • Developing feature requirements and system designs in collaboration with system engineers and software architects
  • Coaching your team and collaborating with internal stakeholders
  • Overseeing the development and testing of high-quality software features within the embedded operating systems group
  • Driving your team’s collaboration with their internal stakeholders and user support management
  • Upskilling your team as their technical and non-technical skills coach

VISA Sponsorship is available for this position

What Skills You Need

  • Embedded Linux and real-time operating systems expertise
  • Leadership experience in software product delivery using agile processes
  • Systems engineering expertise
  • An in-depth understanding of embedded software development
  • Experience as a Product Owner

What Makes You Stand Out

  • Expertise in C/C++
  • Knowledge of embedded software continuous integration practices and tools
  • Ability to translate customer requirements into software implementations
  • Passion for developing innovative technical solutions to solve customer problems
  • Familiarity with John Deere products and farming practices


  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical/Mechanical Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, or related discipline, or equivalent embedded software and systems development 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 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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