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Software Test Engineer

Date: Nov 9, 2022

Location: Torrance, California, US, 90503

Company: John Deere

There are over 7 billion people on this planet. And by 2050, there will be 2 billion more... many moving into urban centers at an unprecedented rate. Making sure there is enough food, fiber and infrastructure for our rapidly growing world is what we're all about at John Deere. And it's why we're investing in our people and our technology like never before! Here the world's brightest minds are tackling the world's biggest challenges. If you believe one person can make the world a better place, we'll put you to work. RIGHT NOW.

 

John Deere is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

 

Primary Location: United States (US) - California  - Torrance  
Function: Engineering (CA)
Title: Software Test Engineer - 90420
 
Onsite/Remote:Onsite Position


 

Your Responsibilities

As a Software Test Engineer for the John Deere Intelligent Solutions Group in Torrance, CA you will provide Software Engineering Test & Validation of John Deere's line of Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) receivers. Specific areas include validation of advanced navigation algorithms, baseband performance and configuration for all GNSS receiver testing. In addition, you will:

  • Work with Software Engineering to define Test setup and metrics, standardize test plans, and data analysis tools.
  • Coordinate and review test results from team member tasks, which includes periodic bug review meetings to ensure software development and program/product management understand issues clearly.
  • Provide daily assistance and guidance for team on scheduled tasks/bugs, which may involve working with non-technical team members to understand customer facing issues.
  • Diagnose and solve software defects.
  • Understand Global Positioning System concepts and fundamentals through directed work assignments and training material for self and fellow team members.
  • Direct technical contribution through engineering validation, test plan creation and tool development and simulator testing.
  • Analyze issues in a systematic, persistent, and thorough manner.

Visa Sponsorship is not available for this position.

What Skills You Need (Required skills/experiences)

  • 1 or more year(s) in GNSS StarFire Receiver testing, GPS and test plan development.
  • 1 or more year(s) of experience with software development life cycle.
  • 1 or more year(s) of experience in test plan creation, test execution, and reporting/tracking GNSS related software defects
  • 1 or more year(s) of professional experience developing software or tools with Python and C++ 
  • Experience working in a team environment with cross-functional teams
  • Strong software analytical skills; problem solving and conveying complex features/issues to engineers in other disciplines
  • Must have strong reporting/presentation skills
  • Strong experience with Microsoft Project and Team Foundation Server (TFS)
  • Experience with Agile Development Methodology

What Makes You Stand Out (Desired skills/experiences)

  • GNSS Software test validation experience with John Deere StarFire Receivers
  • Professional experience with Matlab, C, or other programming languages
  • Demonstrated leadership with leading test efforts on software features
  • Experience in Validation & Verification Testing of Requirements, System and Regression Level Testing, Test Report Preparation, and Software Test Estimation
  • Basic networking knowledge
  • Strong Experience in Microsoft Office skills, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint

Education

  • Bachelor's degree in an Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or Computer 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 while working in an inclusive team environment. 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. Additionally, we offer a comprehensive reward package to help you get started on your new career path, including:

  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Highly competitive base pay and performance bonuses
  • Savings & Retirement benefits (401K and Defined Benefit Pension)
  • Healthcare benefits with a generous company contribution in the Health Savings Account
  • Adoption assistance
  • Employee Assistance Programs
  • Tuition assistance
  • Fitness subsidies and on-site gyms at specific Deere locations
  • Charitable contribution match
  • Employee Purchase Plan & numerous discount programs for personal use

 

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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.

 

The terms of the applicable benefit plans, and all company actions administering or interpreting these plans, continue to control. Deere & Company reserves the right to suspend, amend, modify, or terminate the Plan(s) in any manner at any time, including the right to modify or eliminate any cost-sharing between the company and participants. Changes, which can be made at any time, are made by action of the company's board of directors, or to the extent authorized by resolution of its board of directors, or by the Deere & Company Compensation Committee. In the event of a conflict between the language of the official Plan Documents and this document, the language of the official Plan Documents will control.

 

 

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