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Software Test Architect/Product Verification & Validation Engineer

Date: Jun 25, 2022

Location: Dubuque, Iowa, US, 52001

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.


Primary Location: United States (US) - Iowa  - Dubuque  
Function: Product Engineering
Title: Software Test Architect/Product Verification & Validation Engineer - 82158 

Onsite/Remote: Onsite Position 

Your Responsibilities


As a Software Test Architect/Product Verification & Validation Engineer, at John Deere Construction and Forestry Division, you will be part of a global team of Embedded Software and Electronics developers working to meet the technology demands of our customers. As an entry level engineer you will be optimizing the validation & verification of our products with a particular focus on software/controls. This includes architecting new approaches for emerging technologies as well as executing software verification across all John Deere Construction platforms. In addition, you will have the opportunity to:


  • Analyze and approve software requirements
  • Design test strategies, test plans, and test environments
  • Plan, coordinate, and perform testing on the bench and on machine 
  • Develop the automation environment, test vectors, and scripts for automated testing 
  • Work with 3rd party partners in the development and testing of software solutions 
  • Work with the stakeholders to resolve issues found during testing 
  • Provide team leadership for supporting domestic and internationally located engineers


Visa sponsorship is NOT available for this position.

What Skills You Need


  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills to analyze and solve technical problems, including troubleshooting software, electrical and/or mechanical issues 
  • Demonstrated project leadership and decision making
  • Demonstrated teamwork skills working cross functionally
  • Ability to work in a self-directed mode 
  • Ability and willingness to travel up to 10% (both domestic and internationally) 

What Makes You Stand Out


  • Experience with developing embedded software (design or test) including C/C++ 
  • Experience with developing control systems (design or test) in MATLAB Simulink or similar
  • Experience with electrical hardware, software, and their interaction with mechanical systems 
  • Experience with machine vision, advanced imaging, camera systems, machine learning and/or artificial intelligence 
  • Experience with automotive/aviation/off road mobile equipment software development (design or test) 
  • Experience in software testing, tools, and processes such as unit testing, HIL, SIL, black box, boundary conditions etc.
  • Background in construction or agricultural equipment operation 
  • Advanced degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or equivalent 



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


  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical, Computer, Systems Engineering, Computer Science, 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. 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.





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