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Software Test Engineer

Date: Dec 31, 2021

Location: Torrance, California, US, 90503

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) - California  - Torrance  
Function: Product Engineering
Title: Software Test Engineer - 80066 

Onsite/Remote: Onsite Position 

Your Responsibilities

As Software Test Engineer for the John Deere's Intelligent Solutions Group (ISG) in Torrance, CA you will provide Software Engineering Test & Validation of our 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. 

You will also be responsible for:

  • Collaborating with Software Engineering to define Test setup and metrics, standardize test plans, and data analysis tools
  • Coordinating and reviewing test results from team member tasks, which includes periodic bug review meetings to ensure software development and program/product management understand issues clearly
  • Providing daily assistance and guidance for the team on scheduled tasks/bugs, which may involve working with non-technical team members to understand customer-facing issues
  • Diagnosing and resolving 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.

What Skills You Need

  • 2+ years of experience with GNSS receiver testing and test plan development
  • 2+ years of software development life cycle experience
  • 2+ years of experience with test plan creation, test execution, and reporting/tracking software defects
  • Strong software analytical skills; problem solving and conveying complex features/issues to engineers in other disciplines
  • Strong experience with Microsoft Project and Team Foundation Server (TFS)
  • Familiarity with Agile Development methodology

What Makes You Stand Out

  • GNSS Software test validation experience with John Deere StarFire Receivers
  • Professional experience with Matlab, Python, and C/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
  • Networking knowledge
  • Strong Experience in Microsoft Office skills, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint


  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science,, Computer Engineering, or related



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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