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Senior Engineer - Validation

Date: May 26, 2023

Location: Urbandale, Iowa, US, 50322

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) - Iowa  - Urbandale  
Function: Technology (CA)
Title: Senior Engineer - Validation - 99160
Onsite/Remote:Partial Remote Position



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


As a Senior Engineer - Validation for the John Deere Intelligent Solutions Group located in Urbandale, IA, you will:


  • You will lead product validation efforts with customers across our John Deere technology stack including displays, connectivity, and John Deere Operations Center.
  • You will focus on the customer journey while using our products to identify roadblocks, points of confusion, and issues.
  • You are responsible for connecting product managers, engineers, user experience, and other customer facing roles within John Deere, with a heavy focus on solving customer problems.
  • You will be the final line of defense before our products reach our customers with a constant focus on quality, functionality, and usability.


VISA Sponsorship is NOT Available for this position.

What Skills You Need


  • 3 or more years of experience working with or in the following types of roles:   customer support, product support, verification testing, validation testing, customer testing, product management, project management.
  • 2 or more years of experience leading a significant or impactful change to a customer experience requiring you to:  sell an idea to a customer or leadership, bring a group of engineers together from different areas of the business, teach others about a full system and how it works.
  • 2 or more years of experiencing working directly with customers to solve their problems.  Activities ranging from:  escalating issues to developers/leadership, creating defects, prioritizing work, documenting root cause & pulling teams together to solve technical issues.
  • 1 or more years working in the area of product discovery, organizing product/customer feedback, setting up surveys/research, and sharing that information with a broader team.

What Makes You Stand Out


  • Leaning on previous experience, you have multiple concrete examples of where you directly contributed to the success off a product or service.
  • You have an understanding of how our products work together seamlessly across the John Deere technology stack to deliver customer value.
  • You have deep passion for how we can continue to bring our John Deere employees closer to customers.
  • You thrive in a fast moving environment with the ability to adapt quickly and learn something new.

Education Details


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


  • Engineering, 4 year degree, or equivalent.

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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