John Deere – Electric Drive Controls Product Engineer (Construction & Forestry Group)

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) – Iowa  – Dubuque
Function: Engineering (CA)
Title: Electric Drive Controls Product Engineer – 96857

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.

Your Responsibilities

As an Electric Drive Controls Product Engineer for the John Deere Construction & Forestry division, located in Dubuque, IA you will work with a team to develop vehicle electrification systems on construction equipment.  In addition, you will:

  • Develop control algorithms used on the next generation of electric drive systems
  • Perform simulation and tuning activities to ensure that customer needs are being met with our electric drive equipment
  • Lead internal teams to drive methodology, processes, and tools improvements for developing and simulations electric drive control systems.
  • Provides problem solving of electric drive system on new product development and current production
  • Work with product line teams to develop and integrate the control systems into the vehicle architecture


VISA Sponsorship is available for this position


What Skills You Need

  • 3 or more years of previous engineering experience performing analysis, testing and/or design work for a defined portion of a project or equivalent
  • 2 or more years’ experience developing control algorithms in a model based platform.
  • Knowledge of electric drive systems and their operating principles
  • A strong desire and ability to learn new subject matters and technologies
  • Excellent communication skills and leadership potential
  • Ability and willingness to travel up to 25%

What Makes You Stand Out

  • Analytical experience in electro-magnetic principals and power electronic controls
  • Experience with embedded software development
  • Experience utilizing SAEJ1939 interfacing tools or other vehicle controller interfaces
  • Experience with off-highway equipment
  • Master of Science in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering


Ideally you will have a degree or equivalent related work experience in the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering


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