Test Engineer


Role: Test Engineer

Location: Phoenix, Arizona

JCA Technologies

JCA Technologies provides advanced technology solutions that optimize the operations of agricultural machines across many tasks and machine formats. Our expertise is in providing innovative precision agriculture and autonomous machine solutions for both integrated OEM solutions and retrofit product markets. We have built our expertise and technologies through solving agricultural implement control solutions that provide real value to farmers and have grown this to become leaders in the emerging area of autonomous agricultural machines. We apply a combination of our cutting-edge technologies, engineering expertise, and manufacturing capabilities to enable connected and autonomous capabilities within agricultural mobile machine systems for our customers. We are passionate about using technology to solve problems that are important to farmers and make a difference towards increasing food production for a growing population.

About the Role

The goal of Autonomous and Precision Agriculture is to produce more crops with less effort and less impact on the environment. We work to address issues with labor shortages and sustainable growth. Are you interested in working with a world leader in autonomous and precision agriculture machinery to redefine the future of the agricultural industry?

We are seeking a motivated individual for a unique opportunity to work in the verification and validation of autonomous and highly-automated machines for agricultural applications. The candidate who fills this role will be responsible for ensuring that JCA systems are safe, reliable, and perform as intended.

The ideal candidate will have strong technical and interpersonal skills and be capable of solving complex engineering problems in conjunction with the JCA engineering team.


  • Verification and validation of control systems for agricultural mobile machines through office (simulation environment) and in field work.
  • Working with primarily electric control systems, and potentially hydraulics and pneumatics.
  • Identify and develop innovative solutions for enhancement of capabilities and to address capability gaps.
  • Perform research, development, and execute test strategies and plans.
  • Writing, reviewing, and carrying out test procedures.
  • Documenting test results including describing shortcomings in reports.
  • Minor design to system modifications.
  • Continuously find opportunities to remove inefficiencies and take measurable steps to create additional value for the team through continuous improvement practices.


  • A Bachelor’s degree in an Engineering discipline from an accredited University. Candidates with differing educational backgrounds but relevant experience may also be considered.
  • 2+ years experience in a verification and validation role, preferably for agricultural or automotive applications.
  • Experience in the development and execution of test plans for complex systems or components.
  • Previous experience coordinating the execution of test plans, including the selection and management of test facilities.
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.

We love to hear from you! Please submit your resume to hr@jcatechnologies.com

JCA is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion and we encourage applications from all qualified candidates. If you are contacted for a job opportunity, please advise us of any accommodations needed to ensure fair and equitable access throughout the recruitment and selection process.


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