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John Deere HIL Infrastructure Engineer in East Moline, Illinois

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Primary Location: United States (US)- Illinois- East Moline

Function: Engineering (CA)

Title: HIL Infrastructure Engineer- 85801

Onsite/Remote:Partial Remote Position

Visa sponsorship is available for this position.

Your Responsibilities

As a HIL Infrastructure Engineer for John Deere ISG located in Silvis, IL, you will join our team in building a world-class simulation infrastructure to develop and test our embedded software for Seeding, Planting, and Tillage equipment. We are looking for someone with expertise in Hardware in the Loop (HIL) test infrastructure development. This position will:

Create and maintain hardware-based verification environments which emulate physical systems interfacing with embedded controllers.

Perform installation, verification, modification, and troubleshooting of HIL units and hardware

Support modeling and simulation activities for Seeding, Planting, and Tillage programs

Collaborate with design teams to determine appropriate simulations for verification of feature requirements

Resolve support requests from Software Engineers, Verification Champions, and Test Automation Engineers utilizing the test environment

What Skills You Need (Required skills/experiences)

3+ yrs of experience designing and maintaining automatable HIL systems (ETAS, NI, dSPACE, etc)

Experience with MATLAB/Simulink modeling

Experience debugging complex electrical systems

Experience with serial bus communication protocols, such as J1939 CAN

Knowledge and/or experience in embedded systems

Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks in a self-directed mode

Interpersonal communication skills, with the ability to lead conversations and collaboration

Demonstrable problem-solving skills

What Makes You Stand Out (Desired skills/experiences)

Working knowledge of Tractor, Seeding, Planting, or Tillage systems

Product design or verification experience in Agriculture, Construction, Forestry, and/or Off-road equipment industries

Experience with various test automation tools, such as ECU-TEST, Squish, Jenkins, and GitHub


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

    Bachelors degree in Computer, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering

    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.