Embedded Network Architect
John Deere - Urbandale, IA

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Why John Deere

John Deere Intelligent Solutions Group plays a key role for Deere & Company in designing and delivering the technology needed by our customers to help them meet the challenge of growing more food and building much-needed infrastructure – challenges that must be met as the world’s population is expected to grow to 9 billion people by 2050. We’re a great place to work, too. With technology that utilizes satellite-based global-positioning, John Deere Intelligent Solutions Group designs displays and receivers, guidance systems, field and crop management, and information and logistics systems our customers rely on. We leverage Agile project methods to deliver the most advanced innovations to our products. We foster a creative environment where employees feel empowered to put their best ideas forward and forge their own career path.

As a global organization with vast technological resources, John Deere can offer IT professionals a virtual world of opportunity. Whether your interest is application development, infrastructure, architecture or project management, John Deere can offer you challenges that will exceed your expectations.

What You'll Do

As a member of the John Deere Intelligent Solutions Group (ISG) as a

Embedded Network Architect

, you will be responsible for all networking communications system architecture within the Intelligent Solutions group. You will:

Provide technical solutions in the area of wired and wireless communications securely in an embedded Linux product development.

Be knowledgeable of Internet Technologies, Protocols and Standards.

Be knowledgeable of embedded Linux Ethernet and wireless (wi-fi and Cellular modem) networking technologies and supporting protocols and standards.

Troubleshoot network issues on the embedded Linux environment in the area of wireless and wired networking stacks using tools like tcpdump, wireshark and Opnet.

Perform studies of network technologies and their limits.

Have an understanding of Ethernet technologies and QoS implementation and design.

Provide consultancy to teams involved in product development in area of selection of hardware and software selection to achieve technical objectives.

Guide implementation of network testing, monitoring and management.

Lead technical teams in delivering network communication solutions from statement of requirements in RFPs.

Participate actively in preplanning discussions with technical teams to produce solutions to business objectives.

Be knowledgeable of embedded Linux networking and differentiators between various vendor products.

Possess liaison skills to persuade technical and leadership product teams.

What It Takes

We need an excellent communicator, who thrives on solving problems and leading in a team environment. Ideally, you will have a Degree in Computer Science or equivalent Computer/Communications IT degree. In addition we require:

5+ years of experience with Embedded Linux Networking.

10+ years of experience with Wired and Wireless networking, including IPtables EBtables, Linux network driver and stack configuration, OpenWRT/DD-WRT/Wind River Linux Configurations, Switching, Brctl Routing, good knowledge of TCP/IP and routing protocols.

Familiarity with networking chip families.

5+ years of experience with Atheros, Red-Pine, and Broadcom Diagnostics tools.

8+ years of experience with Wireshark Opnet Wired Ethernet.

5+ years of experience with Wireless Networking.

Familiarity with 802.11 b/g/n - 5+ 802.11 s/p.

2+ years of experience with long range wifi backhaul Software Development.

Experience with C/C++.

Socket programming experience.

DDS Network Device Driver programming.

Cellular integration experience including Cellular Modem integration with Linux 2G/3G/4G.

A strong candidate would have:
Experience with embedded Linux networking for production devices.

Experience in networking technologies and applications.

Deep understanding of different networking standards and wireless protocols.

Ability to effectively communicate with team members regarding different standards and their implementation in particular applications.

Understanding of different IP addressing schemes and routing standards would be a plus.

Experience with C++, Linux Kernel and Linux networking configuration to support prototyping and test of systems.

Experience with DDS.

Experience with Mesh Networking protocols.

Experience with Satellite and Cellular Communications systems and protocols.

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


Can you imagine the challenge of a lifetime and a rewards package that makes it all worthwhile?

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. An Equal Opportunity Employer, John Deere requires a diversity of people, perspectives and ideas to address the complex challenges of its global business.



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United States-Iowa-Urbandale



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