John Deere

Moline, IN
10,000+ employees
John Deere is a world leader in providing advanced products, technology and services for customers whose work is revolutionizing agriculture and construction.

Senior Data Scientist

Senior Data Scientist

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 identify or expression, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

Primary Location: United States (US) - Iowa  - Urbandale  
Function: Data & Analytics (CA)
Title: Senior Data Scientist-Remote
Onsite/Remote:Remote Position

Your Responsibilities

As a Senior Data Scientist for John Deere’s Intelligent Services Group (ISG), you will join a team leveraging petabyte-scale datasets for advanced analytics and model building to enable intelligent, automated equipment and improved decisions by farmers. Our team partners with product managers and data engineers to design, scale, and deliver full stack data science solutions. Join a passionate team making a difference by applying innovative technology to solve some of the world's biggest problems.  You will:

  • Use data mining techniques to analyze high resolution machine and agronomic data in the development and testing of production-ready predictive models.  
  • Work closely with the Data Engineering teams to ensure data is stored efficiently and can support the required analytics.
  • Define, quantify, and analyze Key Performance Indicators that define successful customer outcomes. 
  • Develop and deliver insights and recommendations from precision agriculture data for product stakeholders 
  • Communicate with impact your findings and methodologies to stakeholders with a variety of backgrounds.

What Skills You Need

  • Demonstrated competency in developing production-ready models in Python.  
  • Demonstrated competency in using one or more data-access technologies such as SQL, Spark, Databricks, BigQuery, MongoDB, etc.  
  • Demonstrated competency in building machine learning models such as regression, supervised learning, unsupervised learning, probabilistic inference, natural language modeling, etc.  
  • Experience with Visualization tools such as Tableau, PowerBI, DataStudio, etc. 
  • Experience with Data Modeling techniques such as normalization, data quality and coverage assessment, attribute analysis, performance management, etc. 
  • Excellent communication skills. Able to effectively lead meetings, to document work for reproduction, to write persuasively, to communicate proof-of-concepts, present results, and to effectively take notes. 

What Makes You Stand Out

  • Additional experience with other languages such as R, JavaScript, Scala, etc.  
  • Examples of professional work such as publications, patents, a portfolio of relevant project-work, etc. 
  • Familiarity with distributed datasets 
  • Experienced with a variety of data structures such as time-series, geo-tagged, text, structured, and unstructured. 
  • Experience with simulations such as Monte Carlo simulation, Gibbs sampling, etc. 
  • Experience with model validation, measuring model bias, measuring model drift, etc.  
  • Experience collaborating with stakeholders from disciplines such as Product, Sales, Finance, etc.  
  • Ability to communicate complex analytical insights in a manner which is clearly understandable by nontechnical audiences.  


  • Experience equivalent to 10 or more years in a related field or
  • Having a Doctorate degree in a related area of study (e.g., Data Science, Quantitative Sciences, Statistics, Engineering, Mathematics, etc.)  and 1 year of experience or
  • Having a Master’s degree in a related area of study and 3 years of relevant work experience or
  • Having or a Bachelor’s degree in a related area and 5 years of relevant work experience.

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

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.

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 extend 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 and 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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