Test Design Engineer
John Deere - Fargo, ND

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Why John Deere

New technology is arriving ever faster into markets today. At John Deere Electronic Solutions (JDES), we design, develop and manufacture custom, integrated electronic solutions for virtually all markets that require rugged equipment to operate reliably under the toughest conditions.

We epitomize John Deere's passionate drive to provide innovative solutions throughout today's ever-changing world and are recognized as the Electronic Center of Excellence within John Deere

JDES is a progressive, growing organization that has doubled the engineering team over the past 4 years; we now have over 400 engineers in the product development group. We are willing to invest the resources required to grow our business and meet customer needs.

Working with the latest technology, collaborating with the best and brightest in the field, expanding your knowledge and honing your skills—all are key components of unmatched career satisfaction as a member of the John Deere product engineering team.

What You'll Do

At John Deere Electronic Solutions (JDES) - Phoenix International as Test Design Engineer you will be responsible for designing new and enhancing existing manufacturing functional test systems for robust electronics intended for on/off road vehicles and harsh environments. In general, the systems will include analog/digital electronics, software operating systems, advanced control theory/methods, hydraulic control, electric motor control and displays/instrumentation. In this position you will:

Perform requirements capture, analysis, hardware/ software design, integration and verification. It requires innovative system architectural development, sophisticated HW/SW design and analysis, advanced coding, schematic development, and highly complex troubleshooting of functional test systems.

Be required to operate in a team environment, providing guidance to design solutions and actively participating in design reviews.

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.

Create and review innovative HW/SW testing architectures and designs for challenging problems without 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.

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.

What It Takes

We need an excellent communicator (both verbal & written (English)) who thrives on solving problems and working in a team environment. Ideally, would have a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering/Computer Engineering from an accredited engineering program or equivalent work experience. We also require:

1 + years of experience in software development (C, C++, XML, etc.)

2+ years of experience in LabView or other National Instruments programming languages.

2 + years experience with basic controls, and Data Acquisition systems (DAQ).

Technical experience using and understanding schematics and HW analysis software (Pspice, MathCAD).

Experience with development and debugging tools (oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, multi-meters, etc.).

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.).

Understanding of product development phases.

Electronics testing experience.

A strong candidate will also have:
Experience with communication protocols (i.e. CAN, FlexRay, Ethernet, USB, etc.)

MathCAD, Orcad, Pspice experience.

J1939 / ISO11783.

Experience with basic machine control.

Experience with CMMI, ISO or other mature development models.

Electronics manufacturing functional testing experience.

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

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Can you imagine the challenge of a lifetime and a rewards package that makes it all worthwhile?

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.



Product Engineering

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United States-North Dakota-Fargo



Deere & Company Headquarters






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Jan 27, 2013, 2:00:00 AM

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