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Test Automation Engineer

Date: May 31, 2022

Location: Ankeny, Iowa, US, 50023

Company: John Deere

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.


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 or expression, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.


Primary Location: United States (US) - Iowa  - Ankeny  
Function: Engineering (CA)
Title: Test Automation Engineer - 85802 

Onsite/Remote: Partial Remote Position 

Your Responsibilities

As a Software Test Automation Engineer for John Deere Intelligent Solutions Group located in Urbandale, IA, you will be responsible for delivering and leading efficient verification of precision agriculture application solutions to the market.  In addition, you will:
•    Collaborate with software development teams and test engineers to develop high quality test plans using automated tests so we can fail fast and learn quickly about the quality and performance of our precision ag products and concepts.
•    Identify innovative ways to automate/simulate test plans, execute automated tests, communicate results, and drive cross-functional teams to root cause and resolution.
•    Troubleshoot and debug automated test cases and electrical hardware systems to enable optimal test coverage at the appropriate system layer.
•    Use a deep understanding of software solutions being implemented coupled with understanding of customer needs to ensure solutions meet those needs.

What Skills You Need (Required skills/experiences)

•    Expertise in developing software using (C++, Python, Java or equivalent object-oriented programming) 
•    Ownership, curiosity, and demonstrated ability to achieve results through self-directed individual contributions and by inspiring others in a fast-paced environment 
•    Demonstrated experience in the design, development, testing, or integration of products/projects, especially electrical and mechatronic systems 
•    Ability to multi-task and deliver results on multiple projects concurrently 

What Makes You Stand Out (Desired skills/experiences)

•    Experience with QT framework 
•    Experience with CAN communication protocols such as J1939 and ISO 11783 
•    Experience with Agile software development methodologies 
•    Experience with software or electronics test automation frameworks 
•    Writing Unit Tests, Test Driven and Acceptance Test Driven Development 
•    Software development experience at John Deere 
•    Understanding of John Deere equipment 
•    ISTQB Software Test Certification 


  • Ideally you will have a degree or equivalent related work experience in the following: 
    •    Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Science, or Technology related 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 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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