John Deere Cyber Tractor Challenge (All expenses paid!)

John Deere Cyber Tractor Challenge 

Organized through a partnership between John Deere’s Global Information Security & Embedded Engineering organizations

WHAT:  John Deere is hosting a week-long invitational event for students to take cybersecurity classes and perform assessments on our autonomous embedded technologies.*

WHEN:  July 11th – 15th, 2022

WHERE:  Des Moines, Iowa


  • Grow your skillsets in a highly competitive field
  • Build your resume for future career opportunities
  • Get hands-on experience with real embedded technology
  • Learn about John Deere’s student employment programs
  • All expenses paid: Free Travel, Free Stay, Free Food!


What you Need:

  • Must be enrolled as a full-time student pursuing a 2yr, 4yr, or advanced degree at an accredited college or university.
  • Experience with cybersecurity or Embedded Engineering technologies
  • Background in networking, cloud, IoT, CANBUS, *nix or general security concepts.
  • Exposure to one or more programming languages: Python, C/C++, Bash.
  • Demonstrated ability to learn new technologies.
  • Strong Analytical, communication and intrapersonal skills.

What Makes You Stand-Out:

  • Pursuing a bachelor’s degree (equivalent or higher) in Software/Computer Engineering, Cybersecurity, Computer Science.
  • Have exposure to networking, cloud, IoT, CANBUS and *nix.
  • Participation in Cybersecurity Competitions, such as CTF.
  • Exposure to cloud concepts: AWS, Azure, etc.
  • Knowledge of security principles: ethical hacking, vulnerabilities, secure design.
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