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John Deere Software Product Verification and Validation Engineer in Des Moines, 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 - Des Moines - Ames

Function: Product Engineering

Title: Software Product Verification and Validation Engineer- 84060

Onsite/Remote:Onsite Position

Your Responsibilities

As a Software PV&V Engineer for John Deere Crop Care - Sprayers located in Ankeny, IA or John Deere Technology Innovation Center - Ames, IA, you will.

  • Develop software test plans, determine critical software features, and perform field and lab tests

  • Execute or review/approve test specification/test cases for software performance validation.

  • Establish and track software test metrics (requirements to test case coverage, test case data, test results, defects found, defect escapes ...)

  • Lead efforts for software test process improvements within Sprayer PV&V

    Visa sponsorship is NOT available for this position

What Skills You Need

  • Experience designing, developing, testing, or integrating products that were successfully delivered to production, especially electrical and mechatronic systems.

  • Proficiency in the use of engine test lab equipment, data acquisition, and data analysis tools

  • Experience in troubleshooting and diagnosing electrical/software/mechanical issues

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

  • Demonstrated skills in the clear communication of technical data and project information

  • Ability and willingness to be flexible in schedule to work off-shift hours, on occasion to support testing

What Makes You Stand Out

  • Experience with on-machine testing at Deere test sites or customer sites.

  • Experience with test plan design and test execution

  • Experience with J1939 CAN protocol or CAN tools used for logging and analysis of vehicle networks

  • ISTQB (International Software Testing Qualifications Board) Certification or equivalent.

  • Working knowledge in John Deere PV&V systems: Rally, Vision, and NCCA is desired


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

  • Bachelor's degree Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, Computer Engineering, or related engineering discipline or equivalent work 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.