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Senior Software Engineer - Test

Date: Jul 21, 2021

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.


Primary Location: United States (US) - Iowa  - Urbandale  
Function: Product Engineering
Title: Senior Software Engineer - Test - 73488 


You Responsibilities

As a Senior Software Engineer – Test, for John Deere Intelligent Solutions Group (ISG) located in Urbandale, Iowa, you will join our team delivering precision ag app solutions to the market.  We are looking for someone exceptional to lead efficient verification of software solutions that use guidance for John Deere vehicles and implements in the precision agriculture industry. In addition, you will:


  • Use a deep understanding of software solutions being implemented coupled with understanding of customer needs to ensure solutions meet those needs
  • Develop high quality test plans using automated, manual, and in-field tests so we can fail fast and learn quickly about the quality and performance of our products and concepts
  • Execute manual and automated tests, communicate results, and drive cross-functional teams to root cause and resolution
  • Collaborate with other guidance and test team members across other Deere units
  • Coach and mentor new and early career software and test engineers


Visa sponsorship is NOT available for this position.

What Skills You Need

  • Demonstrated experience in the design, development, testing, or integration of products that were successfully delivered to the market/production, especially electrical and mechatronic systems 
  • Ownership, curiosity, and demonstrated ability to achieve results through self-directed individual contributions and by inspiring others in a fast-paced environment  
  • Strong analytical skills, thrives on breaking down, solving, and conveying complex features/issues to engineers in other disciplines 
  • Experience working in a team environment with cross-functional teams 
  • Willingness to perform on-machine testing at Deere test sites or customer sites 
  • Understanding of Agile development methodologies  


  • Bachelor's Degree or higher in Engineering, Science, Technology or a 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. 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.


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.



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