Senior Staff Engineer - Databricks

Senior Staff Engineer

There are 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 in our 175-year history. 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.

Your Responsibilities

As a Senior Staff Engineer, for the John Deere Intelligent Solutions Group (ISG-San Francisco), you will join our team building a world class data platform for advanced analytics and artificial intelligence. This team will design, develop, and support our Precision Ag analytics platform – enabling the ingest, modeling, and efficient retrieval of data at petabyte scale. Our team builds production data products that utilize machine learning algorithms to enable intelligent, automated equipment and to improve farmer decision making. Join a team that is passionate about making a difference by applying cutting edge technology to solve some of the world’s biggest problems.  In addition, you will:

  • Write clean, well-tested code to enable ingest, storage, retrieval, and transformation of large scale geospatial data for analysis, research, and model development.
  • Design and build high performance data pipelines that are efficient and reliable with robust monitoring.
  • Design and build next-generation data structures and APIs that enable secure, performant, cost effective access to data for research and model development.
  • Identify, adopt, and advocate engineering best practices that drive high performance and high expectations from other engineers.
  • Collaborate and communicate closely with data scientists and engineers to identify and build needed infrastructure, tools, and libraries to support machine learning algorithms.
  • Coordinate with other teams to ensure appropriate security and data governance controls are maintained for all use cases.
  • Provide technical guidance, code reviews, and mentoring to other members of the team.

VISA Sponsorship is NOT available for this position 

What Skills You Need 

  • 10 or more years of software engineering experience
  • 5 or more years of experience building and supporting mission critical, global, production-scale, cloud-based systems using AWS
  • Demonstrated expertise in architecting and building large scale processing pipelines
  • Experience designing and implementing geospatial data structures, analysis systems, and visualizations
  • Strong coding skills in Python
  • Experience with C++, Java, and/or Scala
  • Experience with infrastructure-as-code, automation, monitoring, and a DevOps mindset
  • A solid foundation in computer science, particularly with algorithm development
  • Strong analytic skills with high attention to detail and accuracy
  • An ability to inform and influence others through your strong communication skills

What Makes You Stand Out

  • Expertise with geospatial, IoT, or high frequency unstructured data sets
  • Sense of ownership, curiosity, and ability to function in a fast paced, collaborative team environment that is distributed across various time zones and locations
  • Experience with Spark or Hadoop
  • Past experience working with GDAL or similar spatial libraries
  • Previous experience with machine learning techniques or tools
  • A strong track record of contributions to the open source community
  • Advanced degree, engineering or computer science preferred

Education (or equivalent work experience)

  • Bachelor’s degree in an Engineering, Computer Science or Technology related discipline

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.

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.

John Deere is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard 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.