Embedded Software Test Engineer

Location: Des Moines, IA

Department: Iowa

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

RFA Engineering (www.rfamec.com) is seeking a growth oriented entry-level to experienced engineer to perform software testing of new vehicle and machine automation applications.  You will work with our experienced staff and our customer's staff using state of the art development tools and processes.

This position is indefinite in duration with opportunity for professional growth within our organization, and direct hire by our client.

Job Description

This position is associated with developing and maintaining system automation tests for the next generation of machine displays.  The successful applicant will collaborate with development teams to deliver a full suite of automated tests to ensure consistent high code quality and features.  Job responsibilities include:

  • Writing and maintaining high value system level automated tests.
  • Provide the test strategy and architecture as required
  • Attend meetings in-person with development teams to identify automation testing needs.
  • Attend meetings with Product Test Leads to define the steps needed to execute for a given test case.
  • Debugging any intermittent failures that may occur on automated tests.
  • Working to improve test yield of existing test cases. This may mean collaborating with software developers and triaging test failures.
  • Coordinate the technical execution of test scripting with additional resources.
  • Attend regular meetings and stand ups in order to respond to changing needs.


  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science or Electrical Engineering. Other degrees considered if relevant experience exists
  • Experience with Python scripting.  Bash scripting highly desirable.
  • Experience with C++, Qt and Squish is desirable

Desired Attributes

  • General machine knowledge of off-road equipment or machinery
  • Self-motivated, quick learner, with an any-problem-can-be-solved attitude
  • A strong mathematical and analytical problem solving skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to thrive in a team environment

About RFA Engineering

RFA Engineering has provided product development and engineering services to industry leading customers since 1943. Our primary focus is development of off highway equipment including agricultural, construction, mining, recreational, industrial, and special machines. Our work includes concept development, product design, documentation, problem-solving, simulation, optimization, and testing of components, systems and complete machines. Our engineering staff is located at our Engineering Center in Minneapolis, branch office in Dubuque, IA, and numerous customer sites throughout the U.S.

Competitive Benefits

  • Health and Dental Insurance
  • Supplemental Vision Insurance
  • Company Paid Life Insurance
  • Company Paid Long-Term Disability
  • Short-term Disability
  • Retirement Savings Account (Traditional 401k & Roth 401k)
  • Flexible Spending Plans for Medical Expenses and Dependent Care
  • Extra Time Bonuses
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Paid Holidays
  • Bereavement Leave
  • Employee Assistance Programs (EAP)
  • Education Assistance

Equal Opportunity and Veteran Friendly

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