John Deere – Electrification Application Engineer (John Deere Power Systems)

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  – Waterloo
Function: Engineering (CA)
Title: Electrification Application Engineer – 93090

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 a Electrification Application Engineer for John Deere Power Systems located in Waterloo, IA you will…

  • Work with platform engineers to define, develop, and gain approval of requirements for electric drive systems including performance, function, environmental, design life, and duty cycles
  • Develop traceable and high-fidelity performance requirements based on simulation, lab testing, and vehicle testing
  • Define requirements for functional logic and control algorithms for implementation on power electronics and vehicle controllers
  • Design electric drive systems as a combination of power generation, batteries, actuators, sensors, communication, power distribution, and configurable parameters to meet system requirements
  • Integrate electric drive systems into vehicles, define interfaces, and specify related vehicle infrastructure
  • Complete design engineering deliverables for vehicle TDP, PDP & CI projects
  • Define plans and carry out commissioning of new electric drive systems on vehicle
  • Resolve development and field problems by performing root cause analysis using formal tools

Visa sponsorship is NOT available for this position.    

What Skills You Need

  • 2 or more years of post undergraduate engineering experience required (professional or graduate school)
  • 2 or more years of experience designing, integrating or testing systems for vehicle applications
  • 2 or more years of written communication experience including generating system requirements documents, formal technical reports, and technical presentations
  • Demonstrated experience using data to derive, formally documenting, and gaining stakeholder approval of design requirements
  • Ability to lead and execute sub-system level design projects
  • Ability and willingness to travel up to 25%

What Makes You Stand Out

  • Experience developing or testing electromechanical systems including software
  • Professional experience relating to the design or testing of electrification systems
  • Professional experience relating to the design or testing of electrification components such as electric machines, power electronics, connectors, and conductors
  • Lab experience in electric drive technology including power electronics and electric machines
  • Knowledge of control system design at the electric motor or vehicle system level
  • Experience with the design, testing, or operation of off road vehicles
  • Graduate degree in an electrification technical area


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

  • Bachelor’s degree in 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