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John Deere Part-Time Student-Software Test Architect-Dubuque IA-Partial Remote in Helena, Montana

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) - Iowa - Dubuque

Function: Product Engineering

Title: Part-Time Student-Software Test Architect-Dubuque IA-Partial Remote #88152

Onsite/Remote: Partial Remote Position

This job may be performed remotely during the school year and on-site in Dubuque, Iowa, during the summer/off semester at the discretion of the hiring manager.

The Part-Time Student Program is primarily designed to augment the Company’s regular full-time staff and is for students who work in parallel to their school schedule YEAR-ROUND.

Your Responsibilities

As a Part-Time Student-Software Test Architect located in Dubuque, Iowa, you will be responsible for ensuring the safety and quality of machine controls/software on John Deere’s Construction and Forestry machines. This includes responsibility in architecting test approaches and creating comprehensive test plans to validate our current and emerging technologies. This role also includes test development and test execution in various environments including simulated environments (model-in-the-loop, software-in-the-loop and/or hardware-in-the-loop) as well as on machine operation.

The core responsibilities include:

  • 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

  • Work with the stakeholders to resolve issues found during testing

  • Provide team leadership for supporting domestic and internationally located engineers

What Skills You Need

  • Ideally you will be pursuing a degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science or similar; others may apply

  • Must be registered as a full-time student at an accredited university

  • Graduation date of Fall of 2023 or later

  • Cumulative GPA of 2.8 or above

  • Available to work during the academic year (minimum of 12 hours per week)

  • Available to work during the summer semester (40 hours preferred)

  • Must be able to work on-site in Dubuque, Iowa during summer breaks with remote work available during the school year

  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills to analyze and solve technical problems, including troubleshooting software, electrical and/or mechanical issues

  • Demonstrated project leadership and/or decision making

  • Demonstrated teamwork skills working cross functionally

  • Ability to work in a self-directed mode

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

  • Pursuing an advanced degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer 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 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.

ACA Section 1557 Nondiscrimination Notice

The John Deere Health Benefit Plans for Salaried and Wage Employees comply with applicable Federal civil rights laws and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.