John Deere

John Deere

  • Dubuque, IA

  • Permanent

  • Full-time

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.

John Deere is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards 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 – Dubuque

Function: Engineering (CA)

Title: Software Test Engineer – Embedded Software – 100711

Onsite/Remote:Onsite Position

Your Responsibilities

As a Software Test Engineer – Embedded Software, at John Deere Construction and Forestry Division, located in Dubuque, IA you will…

  • Be part of a global team of Embedded Software and Electronics developers working to meet the technology demands of our customers.
  • Optimizing the validation & verification of our products with a particular focus on software/controls. This includes architecting new approaches for emerging technologies as well as executing software verification across all John Deere Construction platforms.
  • Analyze and approve software requirements
  • Design test strategies, test plans, and test environments
  • Plan, coordinate, and perform testing on the bench and on machine
  • Develop the automation environment, test vectors, and scripts for automated testing
  • Provide team leadership for supporting domestic and internationally located engineers
  • Coach and mentor early career software PV&V, systems, and embedded software engineers
  • Own the validation and verification activities for a functional area within the division
  • Work with 3rd party partners in the development and testing of software solutions
  • Work with the stakeholders to resolve issues found during testing

VISA Sponsorship is available for this position.

What Skills You Need

  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills to analyze and solve technical problems, including troubleshooting software, electrical and/or mechanical issues
  • Demonstrated project leadership and decision making
  • Demonstrated teamwork skills working cross functionally
  • Ability to work in a self-directed mode
  • Ability and willingness to travel up to 10% (both domestic and internationally)

What Makes You Stand Out

  • Experience with developing embedded software (design or test) including C/C++
  • Experience with developing control systems (design or test) in MATLAB Simulink or similar
  • Experience with electrical hardware, software, and their interaction with mechanical systems
  • Experience with machine vision, advanced imaging, camera systems, machine learning and/or artificial intelligence
  • Experience with automotive/aviation/off road mobile equipment software development (design or test)
  • Experience in software testing, tools, and processes such as unit testing, HIL, SIL, black box, boundary conditions etc.
  • Background in construction or agricultural equipment operation
  • Advanced degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or equivalent


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

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical, Computer, Systems Engineering, Computer Science, 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 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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