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John Deere Operator Station Local Integrator in Ankeny, Iowa

There are over 7 billion people on this planet. And by 2050, there will be 2 billion more... many moving into urban centers at an unprecedented rate. Making sure there is enough food, fiber and infrastructure for our rapidly growing world is what we're all about at John Deere. And it's why we're investing in our people and our technology like never before! Here the world's brightest minds are tackling the world's biggest challenges. If you believe one person can make the world a better place, we'll put you to work. RIGHT NOW.

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Primary Location: United States (US) - Iowa - Ankeny

Function: Engineering (CA)

Title: Operator Station Local Integrator - 94585

Onsite/Remote: Onsite Position

Your Responsibilities

As an Operator Station Local Integrator for JD ISG located in Ankeny, IA , you will:

  • On-site point of contact for Operator Station software components for crop care platforms to ensure quality and root cause of on vehicle issues with alignment on program schedules

  • Collaboration and troubleshooting with cross functional product teams with diverse backgrounds such as verification champions, testers, other platform local integrators, developers, and stakeholders inside and outside of Operator Station groups

  • Create, update, debug, and execute software test procedures for various Operator Station components and systems across the crop care platforms while complying with a defined development process and software testing principles

  • Ensure equal or better quality through iterative release process for Operator Station components on the crop care vehicle platforms

VISA Sponsorship is NOT Available for this position

What Skills You Need

  • Proven experience in Electrical and/or Software Engineering performing analysis, design, and testing for embedded software projects using C, C++, Python, Bash scripting, and Model-based.

  • Exposure to root cause analysis of software issues in embedded environments to ensure quality for the customer

  • Effective communicator with teamwork experience

  • Good analytical thinking and problem-solving skills

  • Knowledge of electronic circuits and components, such as microcontrollers, FETs, EEPROM/Flash, etc., with the ability to read schematics and data sheets.

  • Experience reviewing and interpreting software requirements

  • Acquaintance with embedded systems tools such as emulators, compilers, simulators, etc.

What Makes You Stand Out

  • Experience in embedded systems testing in one or multiple levels: Model-in-the-Loop (MiL), Software-in-the-Loop (SiL), Hardware-in-the-Loop (HiL), and Vehicle-in-the-Loop (VIL)

  • Experience with software configuration management, software planning, code review, test planning, test execution, test result reporting, and/or root cause analysis tools

  • Knowledge of ECU-Test package creation, framework, libraries, and execution

  • Experience with SAE J1939 CAN analysis tools, specifically CANoe , CANape, or CANalyzer

  • Knowledge of operator controls and components in cabs of off-road vehicles

  • Experience with continuous integration development, using automated build and regression test practices, and programming of embedded controllers on a vehicle


Ideally you will have a degree or equivalent related work experience in the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Software Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or Equivalent. 

What You'll Get

At John Deere, you are empowered to create a career that will take you to where you want to go while working in an inclusive team environment. Here, you'll enjoy the freedom to explore new projects, the support to think outside the box and the advanced tools and technology that foster innovation and achievement. Additionally, we offer a comprehensive reward package to help you get started on your new career path, including:

  • Flexible work arrangements

  • Highly competitive base pay and performance bonuses

  • Savings & Retirement benefits (401K and Defined Benefit Pension)

  • Healthcare benefits with a generous company contribution in the Health Savings Account

  • Adoption assistance

  • Employee Assistance Programs

  • Tuition assistance

  • Fitness subsidies and on-site gyms at specific Deere locations

  • Charitable contribution match

  • Employee Purchase Plan & numerous discount programs for personal use

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The information contained herein is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and qualifications required of individuals performing the job. The qualifications detailed in this job description are not considered the minimum requirements necessary to perform the job, but rather as guidelines.

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