Drive Strategy Software Test Engineer in Cedar Falls, IA at Volt

Date Posted: 2/11/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Volt provides highly skilled contingent workers to local, national and international clients in all major industries.  We offer competitive compensation, the chance to work with some of the world’s leading companies, and a staff committed to helping you take the next step on your career path.

Volt is seeking a Drive Strategy Software Test Engineer to work onsite for our client, John Deere, located in Waterloo, IA.  This is a contingent opportunity forecasted for one year.  Within this role, you will be accountable for embedded software verification test planning and test execution for drive strategy software on current tractors. The drive strategy subsystem collects and prioritizes vehicle speed requests and transmission ratio requests from various vehicle controllers and sends them to the transmission controller. You will be integrated with the software delivery team which develops the drive strategy control software. You will support the test activity defined by the Verification Champion of the software delivery team. In addition, you will:

  • Create the drive strategy sub-system software verification test plan for the features being delivered and defects being fixed once per software planning session (that is, once every two-month period)
  • Define the appropriate level of regression testing required in each round of testing.
  • Support the Verification Champion to automate existing test cases in the drive strategy test suite
  • Be accountable for software verification and test execution
  • Be responsible for tracking metrics as defined by the Software Test Supervisor (requirements to test case coverage, test case data, test results, defects found, defects escaped)
  • Assure the availability of test environments (Model in the Loop (MiL), Software in the Loop (SiL), Hardware in the Loop (HiL), Vehicle in the Loop (ViL)) and define which test environments to use based on the test strategy

What Skills You Need

  • One or more years of experience working in mechatronics; including a solid understanding of electrical and electronics, hydraulics, and mechanical systems
  • One or more years of control system experience preferably related to propulsion systems and/or agriculture equipment
  • One or more years of experience with embedded control systems in either product development or product test
  • One or more years of experience with electronic test tools and simulation tools to assist in analysis and verification

What Makes You Stand Out

  • Experience working with Model Based Software Design (MBSD) and/or system simulation (For example, experience using MATLAB or Simulink)
  • Experience working with test case automation tools (For example, the ECU-Test tool from TraceTronic)
  • Experience working in an Agile/Scrum software development environment
  • One or more years of experience with CAN bus and tools used for testing and analysis (For example, Vector VN1640A logger)
  • Experience operating Agricultural / off-road equipment
  • ISTQB (International Software Testing Qualifications Board) Certification or equivalent

Education:  Bachelor’s degree in Electronics/Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Technology, or other relevant discipline

** Identified candidate must be willing to relocate to Waterloo, IA at own expense. **

Must be available to work on W2 for Volt.  No C2C or 3rd party vendors please.

Volt is an Equal Opportunity Employer.