Cerebral Staffing

Cerebral Staffing

  • Waterloo, IA

  • $45.50-48.75 per hour

  • Permanent

  • Full-time

Join Cerebral Staffing, LLC on site at our client John Deere in Waterloo, IA as a Software Test Engineer!

Location: Waterloo, IA

Duration of Role: 2+ years

Pay: $45.50 – $48.75 / hourly

Hours: 1st shift (7 am to 3:30 pm), onsite with minimal overtime.

Visa sponsorship is not available, now or in the near future, for this position.


  • Create software verification test plans for the features being delivered and defects being fixed once per software planning session (that is, once every two-month period).
  • Define the appropriate level of regression testing required in each round of testing.
  • Increase test case automation for the existing test suites.
  • Be accountable for software verification and test execution.
  • Be responsible for tracking metrics as defined by the Software Test Supervisor (requirements to test case coverage, test case data, test results, defects found, defects escaped).
  • Assure the availability of test environments (Model in the Loop (MiL), Software in the Loop (SiL), Hardware in the Loop (HiL), Vehicle in the Loop (ViL).) and define which test environments to use based on the test strategy.


  • Bachelors of Science in Electronics/Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Technology, other relevant discipline, or equivalent work experience
  • 1+ years of experience working in mechatronics; including a solid understanding of electrical and electronics, hydraulics, and mechanical systems.
  • 1+ years of control system experience preferably related to propulsion/power generation systems and/or agriculture equipment.
  • 1+ years of experience with embedded control systems in either product development or product test.
  • 1+ years of experience with electronic test tools and simulation tools to assist in analysis and verification.


  • Experience working with Model Based Software Design (MBSD) and/or system simulation (For example, experience using Matlab or Simulink).
  • Experience working with test case automation tools (For example, experience using ECU-Test).
  • Experience working in an Agile/Scrum software development environment.
  • 1+ years of experience with CAN bus and tools used for testing and analysis.
  • Experience operating Agricultural / off-road equipment.
  • ISTQB (International Software Testing Qualifications Board) Certification or equivalent.

Additional notes:

Business casual dress code, will need metatarsals for first day.

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