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Embedded Test Engineer

Date: May 30, 2022

Location: Waterloo, Iowa, US, 50613-8000

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  - Waterloo  
Function: Engineering (CA)
Title: Embedded Test Engineer - 85616 

Onsite/Remote: Partial Remote Position 

Your Responsibilities

As an Embedded Test Engineer for John Deere ISG located in Waterloo, IA, you will….

  • Provided dedicated test support to the software delivery team responsible for integrating application software into the latest 32-bit Embedded Operating System.
  • Create and execute the software test strategy (where to test) for the scope of features being delivered - MiL/SiL (virtual environment), HiL (subsystem simulator in the Electronics lab), ViL (Tractor).
  • Create and execute the software verification test plan (which test cases to run) for the features delivered and defects fixed.
  • Create, review/approve, and execute test specification/test cases for functional verification.
  • Decide appropriate level of regression testing required for each software release.
  • Maintain test documentation in version control systems

What Skills You Need

  • One or more years of working designing, developing, testing, or integrating products that were successfully delivered to production, especially electronic control units, software systems, and system integration infrastructure.
  • One or more years of experience with J1939 CAN protocol or CAN tools used for logging and analysis of vehicle networks (Ex. Vector CANalyzer, CANoe or CANape tool sets).
  • One or more years of experience working with electronics hardware connected with embedded systems (ability to analyze schematics and debug controller / sensor / wiring issues).
  • One or more years of working in a collaborative environment with cross-functional teams.
  • Strong analytical skills to break down, solve, and convey complex features/issues to engineers in other disciplines.
  • One or more years of knowledge of test case automation tools (e.g. ECU-Test, etc.).
  • One or more years of familiarity using scripting languages (e.g. Python, C#, CAPL, etc.).

What Makes You Stand Out

  • Expertise with Agile/Scrum development methodologies.
  • Good interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of test plan design and test execution at the component level or subsystem level.
  • Usage of  on-machine testing at Deere test sites or customer sites.
  • Experience with communication protocols, infrastructure, tools, data standards (ex: LIN, Ethernet, UDS diagnostic protocol ISO14229, ODX).
  • ISTQB (International Software Testing Qualifications Board) Certification or equivalent.


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

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or equivalent work experience.



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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