Ottumwa, Iowa

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.

Primary Location: United States (US) - Iowa - Ottumwa

Function: Product Engineering

Title: Software Engineering Lead - Verification Champion - 73496

Your Responsibilities

As a Software Engineer Verification Champion for John Deere Intelligent Solutions Group located in Ottumwa, IA , you will be responsible for leading the efficient verification of the software enabling John Deere’s advanced technology solutions. You will:

+ Use a deep understanding of the software solution being implemented as well as understanding customer needs to ensure software meets those needs

+ Work with a global team (Des Moines, India) to establish a holistic verification plan

+ Set automation strategy for responsible platforms and work with software development teams and test automation engineer to implement

Visa sponsorship is NOT available for this position.

What Skills You Need

+ Passion/ability to understand the details of how software is written and implemented

+ Understanding of customers use our software products

+ Experience logically breaking down complex features / problems and clearly create and document a path to resolution

+ Comprehension of test strategy and methods for efficiently verifying software

+ Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills

+ Ability to bring clarity to ambiguous situations

+ Experience working in a team environment with cross-functional teams

+ Willingness to perform on-vehicle testing at test farm

+ Understanding of Agile development

What Makes You Stand Out

+ Test Driven and Acceptance

+ Experience with

+ test automation tools and environments (HIL, SIL)

+ Experience creating production-quality automated

+ test scripts

+ Experience with Python or other similar coding tools

+ Writing Unit Tests,

+ Test Driven Development

+ Software development experience at John Deere

+ Understanding of John Deere equipment


Bachelor’s degree in Software or Electrical Engineer, Computer Science or equivalent 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 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.

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 or expression, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

Ottumwa, Iowa

We at John Deere are passionate about finding a way to give back to those who have served our Country.  Working for a John Deere dealership or factory is bigger than just a job.  It's growth in oneself, on a path to achieving all you hoped to accomplish. It's pride in your community, from the first customer you serve to supporting the community.  It's knowing that what you do helps to feed, clothe, and shelter the world. It all starts with you. Starting here. Starting now!

Interested in joining the industry's best?  At John Deere, veterans will find: 

•  A higher sense of purpose – helping those the farmers and infra-structure workers that feed and shelter the world 

•  A team-based environment focused on supporting the customer

•  A never-ending desire for continuous improvement - We are looking for leaders, change agents, different perspectives 

•  Market leading pay and benefits

John Deere actively welcomes transitioning active duty service members to participate in internship opportunities at our dealership and factory locations across the United States.   Timing of the internship is mutually agreed upon between the service member, her/his commander.  Potential opportunities include:

•  Dealer technicians – Nationwide opportunities

•  Factory production roles at 16 major facilities– assembly, welders, machinists, skilled trades

•  Support roles – IT, supply chain, logistics, engineering, human resources

How to apply:

Check out our open opportunties to the right for more information and to apply.

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All interested service members and veterans can learn more and fill out a contact card at  We will connect you with a John Deere veteran to discuss all potential options/matches.  

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