John Deere
Des Moines, IA

Test Automation Engineer (Des Moines, IA)

| Des Moines, IA
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Primary Location: United States (US) - Iowa - Urbandale
Function: Engineering (CA)
Title: Test Automation Engineer - 84880
Onsite/Remote: Partial Remote Position
Your Responsibilities
As a Software Test Automation Engineer for John Deere Intelligent Solutions Group located in Urbandale, IA, you will be responsible for delivering and leading efficient verification of precision agriculture application solutions to the market. In addition, you will:
  • Collaborate with software development teams and test engineers to develop high quality test plans using automated tests so we can fail fast and learn quickly about the quality and performance of our guidance products and concepts.
  • Identify innovative ways to automate/simulate test plans, execute automated tests, communicate results, and drive cross-functional teams to root cause and resolution.
  • Troubleshoot and debug automated test cases to enable optimal test coverage at the appropriate system layer.
  • Use a deep understanding of software solutions being implemented coupled with understanding of customer needs to ensure solutions meet those needs.

What Skills You Need (Required skills/experiences)
  • Demonstrated ability to develop software in (C++, Python, Java or equivalent object-oriented programming) with a passion for Test Automation
  • Ownership, curiosity, and demonstrated ability to achieve results through self-directed individual contributions and by inspiring others in a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrated experience in the design, development, testing, or integration of products/projects, especially electrical and mechatronic systems

What Makes You Stand Out (Desired skills/experiences)
  • Experience with QT framework
  • Experience with CAN communication protocols such as J1939 and ISO 11783
  • Experience with Agile software development methodologies
  • Writing Unit Tests, Test Driven and Acceptance Test Driven Development
  • Software development experience at John Deere
  • Understanding of John Deere equipment
  • ISTQB Software Test Certification

Education
Ideally you will have a degree or equivalent related work experience in the following:
Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Science, or Technology 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.
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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What are John Deere Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
The company matches donations of cash or volunteer hours up to $3,500 per fiscal year for qualifying non-profit organizations – Cash donations are dollar for dollar and volunteer hours
Partners with Nonprofits
The company matches donations of cash or volunteer hours up to $3,500 per fiscal year for qualifying non-profit organizations – Cash donations are dollar for dollar and volunteer hours
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
We celebrate diversity, champion equity, and promote inclusiveness so every employee can make the greatest impact as their true self. Offer several Employee Resource Groups built on common interests.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
John Deere offers two FSAs, one for Dependent Care and another for Dental and Vision expenses. both accounts help to cover out of pocket expenses with pre-tax contributions.
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Our medical plans cover comprehensive medical services, including: Prescription drugs, vision and hearing, preventive services covered at 100%, emergency care, doctor and hospital visits.
Life Insurance
John Deere offers group life insurance with a payout of 2x an employees annual salary for the duration of employment. Employees can elect additional optional life insurance.
Wellness Programs
The health of our employees has a significant impact on their life – both at home and at work. We offer our employees and their families the tools to help make them the healthiest and safest.
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
We offer a EAP through LiveWellWorkWell, offering free counseling visits per issue per year for anyone in the household.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
John Deere's 401k, administered by Fidelity Investments, provides an opportunity to save on a pre-tax and after-tax basis. You become vested after three years of service.
401(K) Matching
The company will match a portion of your contributions, up to the first 6% you defer, based on the company’s annual performance.
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
John Deere offers employees to purchase company shares through Fidelity Investments.
Performance Bonus
John Deere offers a competitive compensation package that includes: Base pay – the fixed salary you receive on a regular basis Variable pay – may include annual cash bonuses, stock options, and
Match charitable contributions
The company matches donations of cash or volunteer hours up to $3,500 per fiscal year for qualifying non-profit organizations – Cash donations are dollar for dollar and volunteer hours
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
To support you and your growing family, Parental leave is eight weeks of 100% pay to be used in whole week increments. We also offer a limited adoption reimbursement benefit to help with adoption.
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
John Deere offers a limited adoption reimbursement benefit to help with adoption-related expenses.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
The number of vacation days increases with continuous employment, up to a maximum of five weeks of vacation annually.
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
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Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
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Job Training & Conferences
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Diversity Program
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Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
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Additional Perks + Benefits

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An Insider's view of John Deere

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Deere encourages a work-life balance for employees because they recognize everyone is different. They offer hybrid and remote work, no dress code, parental leave, and time to volunteer. Employees are leadership supported to find the best solution to meet the needs of the business and employee.

Ashraf

Staff Robotics Engineer

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

Cybersecurity is rapidly changing, and it can be demanding. The biggest problem we have now is how to respond to these demands in a sustainable way. We focus on prioritizing the most important work, right-sizing resources, and giving our team space and support to take care of their well-being.

Lynn

Chief of Staff - Global Information Secruity

How does the company support your career growth?

I work on projects that overcome challenges on a global scale that are fundamental to human society — how we produce the food we eat and fiber we use. Deere has afforded me the opportunity to go after roles and challenges that grow my career, as well as allowed me to work on cool technical problems.

Marlon

Production Systems Architect

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

I encourage them to use their unique knowledge and experience to develop the best solutions for our customers.  They continuously learn about customer needs and opportunities to promote creative designs; including iterating early, modeling solutions, and using feedback to provide value. 

Nancy

Vice President of Embedded Software and Solutions - Intelligent Solutions Group

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

IT teams collaborate with product management to understand market trends and customer needs, prioritizing features that provide the best outcomes. We embrace modern engineering to deliver thin slices of value and learn from customer feedback to deliver cutting-edge digital solutions.

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Vice President of Information Technology

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