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John Deere Test Automation Engineer in Ankeny, Iowa

At John Deere, we run so life can leap forward. This powerful purpose is our promise to humankind that we will dream, design and deliver breakthrough products that sustain our world for generations to come. The world is counting on us to feed billions of people and build vital infrastructures in villages, towns, and megacities. We live up to the legacy our founder forged in a one-room blacksmith's shop nearly two centuries ago by creating a culture that brings out the best in all of us. A culture where great ideas thrive because every voice is heard.

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

Function: Engineering (CA)

Title: Test Automation Engineer- 85802

Onsite/Remote:Partial Remote Position

Your Responsibilities

As a Software Test Automation Engineer for John Deere Intelligent Solutions Group located in Urbandale, IA, you will be responsible for delivering and leading efficient verification of precision agriculture application solutions to the market. In addition, you will:

Collaborate with software development teams and test engineers to develop high quality test plans using automated tests so we can fail fast and learn quickly about the quality and performance of our precision ag products and concepts.

Identify innovative ways to automate/simulate test plans, execute automated tests, communicate results, and drive cross-functional teams to root cause and resolution.

Troubleshoot and debug automated test cases and electrical hardware systems to enable optimal test coverage at the appropriate system layer.

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

What Skills You Need (Required skills/experiences)

Expertise in developing software using (C++, Python, Java or equivalent object-oriented programming)

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

Demonstrated experience in the design, development, testing, or integration of products/projects, especially electrical and mechatronic systems

Ability to multi-task and deliver results on multiple projects concurrently

What Makes You Stand Out (Desired skills/experiences)

Experience with QT framework

Experience with CAN communication protocols such as J1939 and ISO 11783

Experience with Agile software development methodologies

Experience with software or electronics test automation frameworks

Writing Unit Tests, Test Driven and Acceptance Test Driven Development

Software development experience at John Deere

Understanding of John Deere equipment

ISTQB Software Test Certification


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

    Bachelors degree in Engineering, 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. 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. We offer comprehensive relocation and reward packages to help you get started on your new career path. Click here ( to find out more about our Total Rewards Package.

    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.

    An Equal Opportunity Employer, John Deere requires a diversity of people, perspectives and ideas to address the complex challenges of its global business. John Deere is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.