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John Deere Software Engineer - Test in Ankeny, Iowa

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

Function: Engineering (CA)

Title: Software Engineer - Test- 86010

Onsite/Remote:Partial Remote Position

Your Responsibilities

As a Software Engineer - Test for John Deere Intelligent Solutions Group (ISG) located in Urbandale, Iowa, you will join our team delivering precision ag app solutions to the market. We are looking for someone exceptional to lead efficient verification of software solutions for John Deere vehicles in the precision agriculture industry.

In addition, you will:

  • Use a deep understanding of software solutions being implemented coupled with an understanding of customer needs to ensure solutions meet those needs

  • Develop high-quality test plans using automated, manual, and in-field tests so we can fail fast and learn quickly about the quality and performance of our products and concepts

  • Execute manual and automated tests, communicate results, and drive cross-functional teams to root cause and resolution

  • Collaborate with developers, system engineers, and test team members across other Deere units

    Visa sponsorship is NOT available for this position

    Partial Telework Arrangement is acceptable for this role The arrangement may be delayed for training or other job acclimation purposes and remains subject to change.

What Skills You Need

  • Three (3) or more years of demonstrated experience in the design, development, testing, or integration of products that were successfully delivered to the market/production, especially electrical and mechatronic systems

  • Three (3) or more years of experience working in a team environment with cross-functional teams

  • One (1) or more years ofAgile development methodologies

  • Ownership, curiosity, and demonstrated ability to achieve results through self-directed individual contributions and by inspiring others in a fast-paced environment

  • Strong analytical skills, thrives on breaking down, solving, and conveying complex features/issues to engineers in other disciplines

  • Willingness to perform on-machine testing at Deere test sites or customer sites

What Makes You Stand Out

  • A minimum of One (1) year of experience test planning and executing at the component and sub-system levels

  • A minimum of One (1) year of experience in scripting languages (e.g. Python, ECU Test, etc)

  • Experience developing or testing embedded software solutions

  • Practical working knowledge of CAN or other networking communication protocols

  • On-machine experience with vehicles and implements in the precision agriculture, construction, and roadbuilding industries, ideally including direct customer interactions


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

Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Computer Science or Technology related discipline

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 .

    The terms of the applicable benefit plans, and all company actions administering or interpreting these plans, continue to control. Deere & Company reserves the right to suspend, amend, modify, or terminate the Plan(s) in any manner at any time, including the right to modify or eliminate any cost-sharing between the company and participants. Changes, which can be made at any time, are made by action of the companys board of directors, or to the extent authorized by resolution of its board of directors, or by the Deere & Company Compensation Committee. In the event of a conflict between the language of the official Plan Documents and this document, the language of the official Plan Documents will control.

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