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Job Description

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) – Illinois – Chicago
Function: Technology (CA)
Title: Senior Platform Engineer – 97871
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.


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.

Visa sponsorship is available for this position.

Your Responsibilities


As a Staff Platform Engineer for platform domain team in growing eCommerce organization at John Deere located in Chicago IL, you will…

  • Provide the technical leadership, operate within an agile team and participate in all aspects of teams work of building out John Deere’s Ecommerce application infrastructure and self-service capabilities to improve the developer experience
  • Help develop, practice and promote “platform engineering” discipline across multiple Ecommerce teams with focus on well-architected principles of Availability, Scalability, Security, Reliability, Performance, Cost, Sustainability
  • Pair, Mentor and Coach team members across Ecommerce teams on “Platform Thinking” and DevSecOps practices to ensure quality deliverable, optimal solutions and facilitation of cross pollination of knowledge.
  • Leverage Cloud Computing, Analytics and Integration patterns to help create a Data driven and scalable Environment to support Ecommerce.

What Skills You Need


  • 8+ yrs experience in developing and delivering applications in the AWS Cloud, leveraging DevSecOps and lean development principles such as Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery
  • 6+ yrs experience with following AWS services: VPC, Route53, CloudFront, WAF WebACL, CloudWatch, EKS + Fargate, EC2, Lambda, AppMesh, MSK, AmazonMQ, SQS, S3, RDS (Aurora postgres),ELK, ECR, RedShift, DMS, Airflow, ElastiCache
  • 5 + yrs experience of integration of security practices, tools and frameworks in DevOps framework
  • 5+ yrs experience with Micro services Architecture and Event-driven microservices
  • 4+ yrs experience in developing and delivering applications using container technologies (Docker, Kubernetes, etc.)
  • 3+ yrs experience in developing and delivering Infrastructure as Code(IaC) using tools and frameworks like Terraform and Terragrunt
  • 3+ yrs experience in TDD(test-driven development)/TDI(test-driven infrastructure)

What Makes You Stand Out


  • 3+ yrs expertise in at least 1 of the following programming languages: Python,Java,NodeJS,Go
  • 2+ yrs Experience providing technical leadership, coaching and mentoring to team members
  • 2+ yrsExperience collaborating with multiple business stakeholders to provide information technology solution.
  • 2 yrs or more years of working experience with agile teams in an Agile environment.
  • SAP hybris commerce platform experience.



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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The John Deere Health Benefit Plans for Salaried Employees and The John Deere Benefit Plan for Wage Employees comply with applicable Federal civil rights laws and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.


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