Engineer Product II

Dubuque, IA 52001

Posted: 05/26/19 Employment Type: 3 years Industry: Other Job Number: JDJP00019847



Plans, coordinates, performs product design, testing and/or analysis work for a complete project of moderate scope or for a significant portion or a sub-system of a major and diverse project. Operates in a team environment, providing input to design solutions and participating in design reviews. May assign, coordinate and review portions of the work to support personnel. Decisions are made within established guidelines and may be reviewed by supervisors. Duties: Executes high level applications to more complex problems. Analyzes assignments and determines engineering specifications which must be fulfilled for complex problems or projects of moderate scope. Produces and/or evaluates possible design solutions to improve cost, quality and performance based on specialized knowledge of engineering applications. This may include possible involvement of other functional engineers, supply management and/or supplier personnel. Compiles and furnishes necessary information (engineering decisions and reports of pertinent design analyses data) to document the design solution required for building of prototypes and adoption of the design with possible involvement of other functional engineers, supply management and/or supplier personnel. Provides technical support to marketing, manufacturing, quality and supply management organizations. Develops and/or executes test or analysis plan for product verification and validation. Applies knowledge of company products, policies and practices to provide economies through standardization of parts and products.


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Software PV&V
Contingent SW PV&V Engineering Posting.

Primary Position Responsibilities & Duties
John Deere Construction & Forestry Division is seeking an Embedded Software Test Engineer to plan and execute embedded software testing on C&F products to verify production readiness. You will:
* Align software test activities to meet Product Development Process schedules and follow C&F embedded software process, using best practices and tools
* Plan, develop, coordinate, and perform testing on the bench and machine in alignment with other Product Verification &Validation activities, as well as lead software documentation design reviews
* Provide support to update and debug software on test tractors
* Develop setup and scripts for automated testing
* Work with 3rd party partners in the development and execution software testing, both manual and automatic.

Required Skills, Knowledge, & Relevant Work Experience (What It Takes)
We need a good communicator who is results driven and thrives on solving problems in a team environment. Ideally, you will have a BS in Engineering, preferably in Electrical or Software Engineering.
In addition, we require: 
* Engineering experience gained from projects, internships, or practical work experience. 
* Ability to troubleshoot and identify solutions to technical problems
* Basic knowledge and understanding of electrical components 
* Good organizational skills 
* Positive and effective communication and team skills 
* Adaptability to rapidly changing work environments
* Ability to learn to operate construction and forestry equipment to execute software tests.
* Ability to be self-directed and complete independent tasks efficiently.

Desired Skills, Knowledge & Relevant Work Experience
A strong candidate will also have:
* Experience with embedded software testing, tools, and processes.
* Experience with data testing, tools, and processes.
* Experience in working with suppliers, partners and co-workers in the development of software
* Experience testing supplier software
* Ability to work effectively with cross-functional teams and suppliers
* Experience troubleshooting challenging problems
* Experience with electrical and electronic controls and components
* A basic knowledge of Controller Area Network (CAN) communications 
* Experience in developing or using National Instruments software test tools
* Basic understanding of mechanical, hydrostatic, hydraulic, electro-hydraulic and powertrain systems.

* B.S. degree in Engineering, preferably in Electrical or Software Engineering. 
* MS in Engineering is a plus.
Years of Experience Required: School projects or minimal job experience required. Strong candidates will have 1-3 years minimum.

1st Shift, 40 hours per week, OT is possible but not typical, If OT is needed to meet a critical deadline, management would have to pre-approve it before working OT.

Will the contingent worker be driving while at/on assignment at Deere? The worker will need to be able to operate off-road machines. Driver’s license not required, but must pass Level 1 operator competency


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