John Deere 50788597 - Software Test Engineer (m/f) in Kaiserslautern, Germany

There are 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 in our 180-year history. 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 one of the world´s biggest producers of agricultural machinery and one of the most important in the area of golf and turf equipment. Our name represents high quality, reliability and innovation.

The European Technology Innovation Center (ETIC) of John Deere, located in Kaiserslautern, is part of a global R&D network. Its focus is on research on and development of future trends and technologies around mobile agricultural, turf and construction machines – software and data is playing a key role in these trends. The number of data sources is growing at an enormous speed and is already today unimaginably huge – also John Deere machines are sending data from the field to the cloud. To extract value out of the data, enterprises like Deere need IT adventurers well versed in groundbreaking technologies: Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning is going to be as core to John Deere as an engine and transmission is.

Therefore the Intelligent Solution Group in Kaiserslautern is looking for a smart and creative talent:

Software Test Engineer (m/f)

You will be working on making sure the software solutions for John Deere ISG Digital Products are released with a high level of quality to our end customers. Our products are composed of native iOS/Android mobile applications, rich web interfaces and also backend services accessed by these apps. You will be part of the delivery organization and responsible for the testing activities throughout the development lifecycle of our products. You will be an active member of an agile team and will work closely with teams across different locations and time zones. Ensuring that user stories are properly accepted and test cases are created/scheduled/executed will be one of your key activities. As part of those activities, you will work on the definition of test plans, the creation of test cases as well as set up of the right test strategy to test every release candidate. The user stories planned for the development teams will serve as basis for the creation of test cases. You will be responsible for creating, tracking and the verification of defects.

Your qualifications:

  • University degree in Business Informatics, Computer Science or comparable qualification

  • 2+ years of experience in software testing inside of agile development teams including creation of test cases, execution, report and analysis of results.

  • 1+ years of experience in planning, creating and maintain test data

  • 1+ years of experience using state of the art Test Management tool

  • Software development understanding about modern, object-oriented languages

  • Understanding on Agile methodologies knowledge, in particular Scrum and related practices.

  • 2+ years of experience in using test automation frameworks such as Selenium, Appium or other automation frameworks for web/mobile for at least 1+ years.

  • Ability to work with other stakeholders (developers, architect, product owners, etc…)

  • Willingness to travel up to 25%

  • Fluent English skills with an excellent faculty of expression in word and writing

  • Good German skills are desirable

  • You demonstrate a distinctive solution orientation, while quality and pragmatism are not mutually exclusive for you

This makes you stand out:

  • Experiences with CA Agile central or Rally for at least 1+ years

  • Experience in testing non-functional aspects such as performance, reliability for at least +1 years

  • Agricultural knowledge and experience is a plus

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.

In addition, John Deere is offering competitive compensation and extensive benefits packages like:

  • Flexible working hours

  • Employer-funded pension

  • Individual development plans

  • Member of corporate benefits - employee discount program

To learn more about John Deere´s higher purpose please feel free to watch following video:

Developer´s at John Deere develop the next-generation technologies that change how farmers connect, explore, and interact with machines and the information they provide. We are looking for fast thinking players to join our company. So, if you're looking for a place to work that values innovation, leadership and creativity, please apply online.