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System Test Engineer

Date: Jun 3, 2022

Location: East Moline, Illinois, US, 61244

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) - Illinois  - East Moline  
Function: Engineering (CA)
Title: System Test Engineer - 82478 

Onsite/Remote: Onsite Position 


Visa sponsorship is NOT available for this position.  

Your Responsibilities

As a System Test Engineer for John Deere Intelligent Solutions Group located in Silvis, IL you will be responsible for developing, coordinating, and executing software tests for a given subsystem on crop harvesting equipment. You will:

  • Develop and execute the test strategy for the scope of features being delivered - MIL/SIL, HIL, VIL environments, with a focus in HIL/VIL environment
  • Develop and execute the software verification plan for features delivered and defects fixed
  • Conduct reviews with technicians to execute software runoff, knowledge level, assign software, troubleshoot, and diagnose issues
  • Document any issues found with installation, performance, functionality, or durability of hardware and/or software under test
  • Conduct reviews with system and software engineers to review documented issues and track to resolution

What Skills You Need

  • Experience with software and electrical systems in design or testing (SIL/HIL/VIL) (1 to 3 years through work experience or coursework)
  • Understanding of controller communication protocols (CAN/LIN) along with recording and analyzing data (1 to 3 years through work experience or coursework)
  • Understanding of test strategy and methods for efficiently verifying software
  • Understanding or experience of Agile software development process
  • Strong root cause analysis skillset
  • Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work with multifunctional, cross-cultural design teams and interface with vehicle design centers and suppliers

What Makes You Stand Out

  • Experience with test planning and execution with electrical systems, software, and components
  • Experience with Python scripting, C++ or other object-oriented languages
  • Experience with the implementation or debugging of J1939 CAN protocol
  • Product design or test experience in the Agriculture, Construction, Forestry, and/or Off-road equipment industries
  • ISTQB foundation certified


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

  • Bachelor's degree in Agricultural, Computer Science, Computer, or Electrical Engineering 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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Nearest Secondary Market: Moline

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