John Deere Electronic Solutions, abbreviated JDES, is the division of John Deere (Deere & Co.) responsible for developing electronic components for John Deere's products. They also do work for other manufacturers upon request. I've been working at JDES in Fargo since March of 2018. In that time, I've gained valuable real-world experience on what it is like to work in the Electronic Design department of a major electrical engineering group. I have learned how to apply theory to real-world circuits, while also developing lab skills to match. Following a real engineer throughout his troubleshooting procedure has shown me how actual design problems are diagnosed and repaired in a lab. Overall, my experiences at JDES thus far have grown in me the kinds of skills, intuition, and understanding that cannot be substituted for in a classroom.
In March of 2019, I was rotated from the Electronic Design department to the Software department. Since then, I have learned Python (including converting from 2 to 3) as well as experienced using collaborative software tools. I've also gained experience managing and troubleshooting Jenkins for testing software on real-world automated test setups. Not coming from a software background, I've acquired a large amount of new software related skills and experience in a very short time.
I'll be keeping my internship at John Deere until my graduation in May 2020. Until then, I'll be looking for a full-time job for me to start after graduation. My resume can be found on my website under the [Resume] tab.