John Deere invests in new technology careers

John Deere invests in new technology careers

 February 09, 2022

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John Deere announces the expansion of its U.S. footprint with the opening of a new Chicago office. The company plans to add 150 Information Technology jobs over the next two years, with the goal of hiring a total of 300 positions to support IT and additional roles within the company. Initially, the facility will target IT capabilities in eCommerce, cloud, data and analytics, and a variety of innovation related technical skills.

The company is a world leader in providing advanced products, technology and services for customers whose work is revolutionizing agriculture and construction — those who cultivate, harvest, transform, enrich and build upon the land to meet the world's increasing need for food, fuel, shelter and infrastructure.

John Deere promotes diversity

"A focused expansion of John Deere's global footprint aligns directly with our smart industrial strategy. This includes leveraging additional markets that have great diversity and technology skills to incorporate into our world-class talent base," says Andrez Carberry, John Deere Director of Global HR Operations.

"We build the best products in the world and through our technology, we improve our customers' profitability while driving more sustainable outcomes. Recruiting and developing diverse talent is critical to our continued growth and to the success of John Deere as a major employer of tech talent in Illinois," adds Andrez.

Expansion of career opportunities

John Deere relies on more than 180 years of experience and terabytes of precision data to know its customers and businesses better than anyone else. The company's easy-to-use technology helps deliver results that customers see in the field, on the job site, and on the balance sheet.

"We couldn't be more thrilled to be expanding our footprint into downtown Chicago," comments Andrez.

Governor JB Pritzker is excited for John Deere's expansion and the diverse opportunities within the industry. "John Deere's new technology center in Chicago is just one example of the innovation and investment Illinois is inspiring with our top-tier talent and world-class infrastructure," says Governor JB Pritzker. "This new location will pave the way for hundreds of new IT jobs for Illinois residents and help Illinois continue its long-standing tradition of being at the center of breakthrough discoveries in agricultural and construction technology."

The new space, located in the fast-growing Fulton Market neighborhood, will allow John Deere to recruit from the deep bench of diverse talent in Chicago and provide employees with the flexibility of in-person collaboration. The new office is expected to open in late summer/early fall of 2022.

Investing in new IT jobs

John Deere creates new ways of thinking and develops new ways of doing, evolving customer-focused solutions that move jobs forward in ways that are easier and more profitable. The company conducts business essential to life, creating intelligent connected machines that enable lives to leap forward.

"Over the past few years, the digital transformation and agility of our business operations have been accelerated by a more modern Information Tech Stack on the foundation of stronger digital and technical skills," explains Ganesh Jayaram, John Deere Vice President of Information Technology.

"Chicago offers us the opportunity to augment our technical skills to drive this ongoing modernization of our digital business solutions," says Ganesh.

The investment in Chicago includes an EDGE agreement offered by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO), a program to support companies making large-scale capital investments and long-term job creation commitments in Illinois communities.

"John Deere's investment in new technology jobs in Chicago reinforces Illinois' place as a global leader in agriculture," comments DCEO Acting Director Sylvia I. Garcia of the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. "DCEO looks forward to our continued partnership with John Deere, one Illinois' leading employers, as we advance Governor Pritzker's 5-year economic plan and invest in good paying jobs for Illinoisans," says Sylvia. 

Bring your unique skills to this leader in global technology 

John Deere provides flexible and collaborative opportunities, expanding and investing in Information Technology jobs. 

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