Working at John Deere
-- Updated November 2018 --
I am currently working at John Deere in Ankeny, IA on self-propelled sprayers. Even though my background is in mechanical engineering, I am currently a Software Engineer for Deere. The company has many precision agriculture initiatives and software is one of the main needs for the equipment.
Our group is working on creating the next generation sprayers and applicators for farm equipment. See & spray (see below) and Right to Repair are two driving factors in our software development. Using standardzied hardware and software protocols while also reducing the amount of pesticides used on crops is important and I believe that precision application will have a positive impact on improving safety and sustainability of farming.