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John Deere hiring for new tech hub on South Congress

John Deere's new office on South Congress will house nearly 100 employees working on tech. (John Deere)

They may not be behind a desk, but farmers can use tech just like many other industries. With the launch of an innovation hub south of downtown, John Deere is trying to boost technological advancements for the agricultural industry.

According to Austin Inno, the hub will be on two floors at 1333 S. Congress, above Austin boot company Tecovas, and 75 to 100 people will be hired to work there in the next year or so.

"Deere's mission has always been about helping farmers sustainably feed a growing global population,” said Jahmy Hindman, Chief Technology Officer at John Deere. “We're looking for people who want to help create technology that will have a significant impact on their communities and the world."

John Deere says the new office will help the company develop solutions for farms and construction worksites. John Deere noted that it's also hoping to connect with the technology community in Austin along with local universities and startups.

The company chose Austin because they see it as “a growing destination for some of the brightest minds in technology,” adding that the talent pool for software and data analytics were especially key for the decision.

New hires will include data scientists and engineers, systems and software engineers and others skilled in machine learning operations.

Other companies also see Austin as a premier site for tech hubs, including those like Walmart and Ford and Amazon, bringing on loads of new tech hires.


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