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John Deere Senior Software Test Infrastructure Engineer in Waterloo, 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 - Waterloo

Function: Product Engineering

Title: Senior Software Test Infrastructure Engineer - 78039


This position is eligible for a flexible work schedule arrangement at the present time. The arrangement may be delayed for training or other job acclimation purposes and remains subject to change.

Your Responsibilities

John Deere is currently hiring a Senior Software Test Infrastructure Engineer for the Intelligent Solutions Group (ISG) located in Waterloo, IA.

At John Deere, ISG is responsible for pushing the boundaries of the data-driven insight and technology that drives precision agriculture. Our dedication to quality, sustainability, and technology is what makes John Deere a major player in the agriculture industry on a global level. With us, you’ll have an opportunity to work on the front lines of agricultural and sustainable innovation, creating a lasting impact on how our farmers can better feed the world.

As a Senior Infrastructure Test Engineer at ISG, you will join our team in building a world class simulation infrastructure to develop and test our embedded software for various platforms. We are looking for someone with expertise in test infrastructure development. This position will:

  • Support modeling and simulation activities for various Tractor projects.

  • Work with design teams to determine appropriate simulations to validate system, subsystem, and feature requirements.

  • Support the design team to develop a virtual verification environment which emulates physical systems interfacing with embedded software.

  • Handle support requests from software developers, verification champions, and test automation engineers using the test environment.

  • Drive efficiency through abstraction, automation, and reuse of simulation components.

  • Identify and document new processes and best practices to drive commonality and reuse.

    Visa sponsorship is available for this position.

What Skills You Need

  • MATLAB/Simulink simulation and model-based software skills

  • Experience with C, C#, Python, or equivalent

  • Strong interpersonal communication skills with the ability to lead conversations and collaboration

  • Strong, demonstrated problem solving skills

  • Ability to work in a self-directed mode

  • Experience with creating automated, deployable solutions (Continuous Integration)

  • Ability to technically mentor and train other team members

What Makes You Stand Out


  • Experience with controls development

  • Experience with mechanical/electrical/hydraulic systems

  • Ability to interpret and create or maintain electrical schematics

  • Experience implementing simulation infrastructure on various hardware platforms, including Amazon (AWS), local clusters, dedicated desktops, or HIL units

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

  • Experience with J1939 CAN protocol

  • Sense of ownership, curiosity, and ability to function in a fast-paced, collaborative team environment that is distributed across various time zones and locations

  • Advanced degree in Mechanical, Electrical, Controls Engineering or equivalent


Ideally, you will have:

  • A Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer or Electrical Engineering, or equivalent degree in a related technology field or 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.