John Deere Staff Sensing Engineer

  • Full Time
Posted: 1.13.21

John Deere Staff Sensing Engineer

John Deere Technology Innovation Center

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.

Join John Deere’s Advanced Sensing team to make our smart equipment even smarter.


  • Develop sensing solutions using a wide range of technologies that integrate with the rest of our technology stack to create customer value in agriculture, road-building, earth-moving, and related industries.
  • Identify and evaluate new sensing technologies and understand how they can impact our solutions and our customers.
  • Provide expertise to teams throughout Deere on sensing technologies and solutions.

Required Qualifications

  • BS in Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics, Chemistry, Agronomy, Crop Science, Soil Science or a related field
  • 7 or more years experience using sensing technology to solves customer problems
  • The ability to work successfully in a complex, multi-stakeholder environment
  • Excellent communication skills to communicate with a range of stakeholders
  • Excellent teaming skills to be a part of a global team

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced Degree(s) in STEM or related field(s)
  • Industry Experience in agriculture, roadbuilding, earthmoving, and related industries
  • Expertise in sensor fusion
  • Experience successfully converting low-TRL technologies into customer solutions
  • Experience in other technology areas including cloud, mobile, data science, and networking
  • Experience in business areas outside of product engineering like information technology, customer support or product marketing

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.

Primary Location: United States (US) – Illinois – Champaign, IL
Function: Product Engineering

This position is currently eligible for a telework and/or a compressed workweek arrangement. The arrangement may be delayed for training or other job acclimation purposes. This arrangement is subject to change.

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