Software Engineer - Agricultural Implement Automation


Burr Ridge, IL, US, 60527

STATUS:  Exempt
REQ ID:  34242


At Raven, we help farmers serve the world. This purpose guides the work and passion of our team members, who operate at the intersection of agriculture, technology, and innovation. For over 65 years, we’ve dedicated ourselves to learning more so we can grow as individuals and as a team. Today, we are united by our mission to develop a better and more sustainable planet for each of us. 


As an Agronomic Implement Automation Engineer in the Autonomous Vehicles team, you will play a fundamental role in the definition and design of job performance perception and control systems to support the development of highly automated and autonomous agronomic tasks. You will work closely also with the Planning and Control Engineers, to properly understand their needs and requirements and design the system and algorithms accordingly. You will also work closely with the other internal groups inside the Autonomous Vehicle, Innovation, Vehicle Electronics, Digital and ICT teams, to ensure that algorithms are architected, developed and deployed in an efficient and consistent manner, according to the final applications.


  • Research, write, develop, test, and evaluate software programs.
  • Work with teams to facilitate deployment related to software programs.
  • Determine purpose, application, and feasibility of new or enhancement of existing software.
  • Create and update documentation for designs, and all phases of the project.
  • Work with external customers to troubleshoot and solve problems.
  • Coordinate engineering efforts and provide engineering assistance to internal teams or external customers.
  • Keep abreast of new developments in the fields of engineering design, methods, and applications.
  • May provide or assist with training needs as it relates to new or existing software.
  • May assist with quote or request for quote process.
  • May be called upon to perform comparable duties of a similar or related nature and/or assist in other areas as needed.
  • Keep abreast of new developments in the fields of engineering design, methods, and applications.
  • Has broad knowledge and skills in the engineering discipline.
  • Assignments are broad in nature requiring creativity and ingenuity.



  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, in field related to specific position: Robotics, Software, or Electrical Engineering.
  • Trained in the use of MATLAB/Simulink, C, C++, Python.
  • Proficiency with Linux OS, ethernet, CAN and real time systems.
  • Experienced developing software within a structured process (creating requirements, developing software and verifying the software) for embedded electronic control units.
  • Well-developed problem analysis and problem-solving techniques.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with team members and leadership staff.
  • Basic knowledge of model-based methodology for software development (including MIL and SIL).
  • Experience with agricultural equipment and/or machines.
  • Experience of communication protocols such as CAN, LIN, Automotive Ethernet.
  • Experience with tools like CANalayzer, CANape, CANoe, INCA, Control Desk or similar.
  • Experience in one or more of the following areas: BSP/Board Support Package, Operating Systems, RTOS, Bootloader, Power Management, Linux, and Microcontrollers.
  • Strong knowledge of configuration management tools such as Git, SVN or similar.
  • Knowledge of safety regulations like ISO 25119/26262.
  • Experience in HIL equipment such as DSPACE or National Instruments.
  • Travel may be necessary, based on position.
  • US Citizenship may be required, based on position.​​​​​


Not all benefits are created equal, but we’ve got you covered. Raven not only offers a wide range of benefits that encourage wellness and preventative care, but we also provide the right tools and programs to help you achieve it.  Our benefits package includes medical, dental, vision, company-paid life and disability insurance and 401k.   We offer workplace flexibility policies to promote work/life balance in addition to paid time off (PTO) benefit.  Team Members can also take advantage of additional benefit programs such as education assistance, our onsite fitness center or fitness center reimbursement, employee assistance program (EAP) and much more.


Raven is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified employees and applicants. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, citizenship, ancestry, marital status, protected veteran status, disability status or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.



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