Senior Battery Management System Electronics Engineer

Cary, North Carolina, USA

Time Type: Full Time

Job Requisition ID: 101185

Job Description

At John Deere, we run so life can leap forward. This powerful purpose is our promise to humankind that we will dream, design, and deliver breakthrough products that sustain our world for generations to come. The world is counting on us to feed billions of people and build vital infrastructures in villages, towns and megacities. And we live up to the legacy our founder forged in a one-room blacksmith's shop nearly two centuries ago by creating a culture that brings out the best in all of us. A culture where great ideas thrive because every voice is heard.

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) - North Carolina  - Cary  

Title: Senior Battery Management System Electronics Engineer - 101185 

Onsite/Remote:Partial Remote 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.

John Deere is seeking engineers to help develop lithium-ion battery solutions. John Deere sees demand growing for batteries as a sole- or hybrid-propulsion system for vehicles. Some products in Deere's portfolio such as turf equipment, compact utility tractors, small tractors, compact construction, and road building equipment could rely solely on batteries as a primary power source in the future. Deere intends to continue to invest in and develop technologies to innovate, deliver value to customers, and work towards an electrified future. This is an exciting opportunity to join an innovative leader in precision agriculture and construction equipment and technology solutions as we continue our electrification journey towards a more sustainable future.


Your Responsibilities

As a Senior Battery Management System Electronics Engineer for John Deere Power Systems located in Cary, NC, or Fargo, ND, you will...

  • Drive the design and development of lithium-ion battery management system hardware following the Product Delivery Process (PDP), ensuring all activities and plans are formulated, documented, and followed to launch the product into production.
  • Architect and design electronics for battery management systems with responsibilities ranging from architecture definition, circuit design, schematic generation, component selection, analysis, integration, and verification & validation.
  • Execute trade off analyses of potential battery management system designs considering cost, schedule, manufacturability, functionality, performance, reliability, safety, etc.
  • Collaborate with multi-disciplinary engineering teams on activities such as requirements definition, functional safety analyses, integration, testing, and production support.
  • Provide troubleshooting, root cause, and corrective action support for issues that arise during manufacturing, testing, and field operation.
  • Lead the exploration of advanced battery management system concepts (e.g. Wireless BMS, Novel Sensing, Active Balancing) and assess their associated benefits / applicability to future generation products.
  • Work closely with battery management system software and controls, systems, and product verification & validation (PV&V) along with battery cell/ pack/systems engineering teams to ensure desired battery management system features are delivered in support of expected functionality, performance, safety, and compliance.


Visa Sponsorship is NOT available for this position.

What Skills You Need

  • 5 or more years of experience in product development
  • 3 or more years of experience in battery management system hardware design and development
  • 3 or more years of experience in electronic circuit design, schematic capture, and PCB layout  
  • 3 or more years of experience in electronic component and PCBA testing
  • 5 or more years of experience contributing as a core team member on a cross-functional product development team
  • Strong understanding of analog and digital circuit design
  • Experience with design, simulation, test, and analysis tools
  • Ability and willingness to travel up to 15%

What Makes You Stand Out

  • Understanding of lithium-ion battery technology trends, vehicle industry application trends, battery management system technology trends, and lithium-ion battery test approaches
  • Deep understanding of a variety of battery management system areas such as: architecture, hardware, software, controls, interface, sensing, safety, communication, integration, and testing
  • Demonstrated ability to work with cross functional battery management system software and controls, systems, and test engineering teams along with battery systems and test engineering teams
  • Experience working with globally diverse teams
  • Experience in DC high voltage power electronics design up to 1000V
  • Experience in design for EMC, reliability, testability, and manufacturability
  • Familiarity with functional safety and cyber security standards
  • Experience with installation, commissioning, and field support of lithium-ion batteries including diagnosing and troubleshooting battery system failures
  • Strong communication and project management skills  
  • Self-starter and passionate about vehicle electrification & battery technology  
  • Advanced technical degree in engineering, Master’s level or greater with emphasis on battery management systems hardware design
  • Experience with construction, agricultural, and turf vehicle engineering


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

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or similar with relevant electronics 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 Grow Together Contribution)
  • 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

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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.

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