John Deere
Birmingham, AL
Hybrid

Test Design Engineer at John Deere (Birmingham, AL)

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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 identify or expression, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.
Primary Location: United States (US) - North Dakota - Fargo
Function: Engineering (CA)
Title: Test Design Engineer - 89484
Onsite/Remote: Onsite Position
Multiple positions are being filled from this posting.
Your Responsibilities
As a Test Design Engineer for ISG-ES located in Fargo, ND, you will design new, and enhance existing test systems for robust electronics intended for on/off road vehicles and harsh environments. In addition, you will:
  • Solicit and capture requirements directly from customers without assistance from others. Review and provide proper feedback about the requirements.
  • Create and review innovative HW/SW testing architectures and designs for challenging problems without the need for peer guidance or supervision . This includes breaking the original requirements down into the proper high-level and mid-range architecture and then creating detailed design notes from the results.
  • Perform advanced analysis and make recommendations and design decisions based on results with some assistance from others. Review the design calculations of others to ensure proper application of design techniques.
  • Implement code using advanced usage of LabVIEW development practices and tools. Solve most tool suite set up problems. Solve integration issues that involve multiple code modules, code bases, and/or multiple developers. Critically review others' code.
  • Perform detailed unit, integration, and systems verification and validation testing using HW/SW tools. Review others testing and suggest additional test cases.
  • Review documentation produced during the Product Development Lifecycle that is generated by other engineering groups and verifies this documentation is sufficient for product design. Generate support documents as needed.
  • Work closely with other project team members as needed to ensure the final combined product has compatible software, electronic hardware, and mechanical hardware which functions properly together and performs at levels specified in the test requirement or specifications.
  • Travel as needed to accomplish the tasks required of this position, including meeting with customers to generate and/or revise concepts and product requirements, installing and testing prototypes, and troubleshooting and correcting improper operation of products designed.

Visa sponsorship is NOT available for this position.
What Skills You Need (Required skills/experiences)
  • 3 or more years of experience in electronics testing
  • 3 or more years of experience in LabVIEW or other NI programming languages
  • 3 or more years of experience with basic controls, and Data Acquisition systems (DAQ)
  • 1 or more years of experience in SW development (C, C++, XML, Python, etc.)
  • Technical experience using and understanding schematics and HW analysis software (Pspice, MathCAD)
  • Experience in statistical analysis (SPC, GR&R, Monte Carlo, etc.)
  • Experience with basic electronics HW and systems (i.e. Op Amp, FET's, Transistors, A/D converters, serial and parallel interfaces, etc.)
  • Good written and verbal communications skills (English)
  • Understanding of product development phases

What Makes You Stand Out (Desired skills/experiences)
  • Electronics manufacturing functional testing experience
  • Experience with communication protocols (i.e. CAN, Ethernet, RS-232, USB, etc.)
  • Experience with basic machine control
  • MathCAD, Orcad, Pspice, TestStand experience
  • J1939 / ISO11783
  • Experience with CMMI, ISO, or other mature development models.

Education
Ideally, you will have a degree or equivalent related work experience in the following:
  • B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering/Computer Engineering from an accredited engineering program.

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 extend 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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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.
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Paid Holidays
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Casual Dress
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Job Training & Conferences
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Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
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Additional Perks + Benefits

There’s a reason we’ve been voted one of Glassdoor’s 2020 Best Places to Work. Our “Total Rewards” package covers everything from career development to competitive compensation and a complete benefits package. When you work for us, we believe in working for you.

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?

Our Global IT organization is highly regarded for striving for customer centricity and technical excellence. Business leaders are eagerly partnering with IT on their most significant business needs. Together, we are serving the needs of our customers and running our operations as intelligently and precisely as our machines in the field.

Siva

Vice President of Information Technology

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