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John Deere Software Engineering Test Lead in Austin, Texas

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) - Texas - Austin

Function: Product Engineering

Title: Software Engineering Test Lead - 80967


Your Responsibilities

As a Software Engineering Test Lead for John Deere Intelligent Solutions Group (ISG) located in Austin, TX, you will be responsible for creating the strategy and leading the software verification strategy to ensure efficient testing of software for John Deere’s advanced technology solutions. You will:

  • Lead the software verification effort for the Sprayer functionality being developed by software development teams in Austin, TX

  • Use a deep understanding of the software solution being implemented as well as understanding customer needs to ensure software meets those needs

  • Work with a global team (Austin, Des Moines, IA, India) to establish a holistic verification plan

  • Set automation and simulation strategy and work with software development teams and test automation engineer to implement

What Skills You Need (Required skills/experiences)

  • Demonstrated leadership of a cross-functional team to deliver significant results

  • Passion/ability to understand the details of how software is written and implemented

  • Understanding of customers use John Deere software products

  • Experience logically breaking down complex features / problems and clearly create and document a path to resolution

  • Demonstrated creation of test strategy and methods for efficiently verifying software

  • Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to bring clarity to ambiguous situations

  • Experience working in a team environment with cross-functional teams

  • Willingness to perform on-vehicle testing at test farm

  • Understanding of Agile development

What Makes You Stand Out (Desired skills/experiences)

  • Experience with test automation tools and environments (HIL, SIL)

  • Experience creating production-quality automated test scripts

  • Experience with Python or other similar coding tools

  • Writing Unit Tests, Test Driven and Acceptance Test Driven Development

  • Software development experience at John Deere

  • Understanding of John Deere equipment


  • Bachelor’s degree in Software or Electrical Engineer, Computer Science or equivalent experience

    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.