Software Development Engineer in Test

Job Locations US-NC-Cary HQ | US
Requisition ID
Research and Development
Visa Sponsorship
Travel Requirements

Are you a problem solver, explorer, and knowledge seeker – always asking, “What if?”


If so, you may be the new team member we’re looking for. Because at SAS, your curiosity matters – whether you’re developing algorithms, creating customer experiences, or answering critical questions. Curiosity is our code, and the opportunities here are endless.


What we do 

We’re the leader in analytics. Through our software and services, we inspire customers around the world to transform data into intelligence. Our curiosity fuels innovation, pushing boundaries, challenging the status quo and changing the way we live.


What you’ll do  

As a Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET) on the Analytics Dev/Ops team in the R&D division at SAS, you will triage and support issues occurring at every layer of the software development life cycle. You will empower the Analytics teams to continuously deliver enterprise grade software to production by ensuring problems are quickly identified during the continuous delivery pipeline. 


You will:

  • Obtain a working knowledge of the SAS Viya 4.0 Analytic solutions architecture across different layers such as UI, API, CAS, and integration points into the larger Viya 4.0 ecosystem.
  • Understand the continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD) pipeline as implemented by SAS.
  • Work collaboratively with development, product, operations, and support peers to promptly triage failures with precision and accuracy, maintaining the health of the build pipeline.
  • Route issues to the appropriate teams and follow through to resolution.
  • Develop tools and integrate processes for quicker bug identification.
  • Practice effective techniques for deploying and operating SAS software in a multi-cloud environment.
  • Challenge the status quo every day and never stop improving quality engineering practices.
  • Protect users from escaped defects, participate in support escalations, and value Customer Experience (CX) above all.


What we’re looking for

  • You’re curious, passionate, authentic, and accountable. These are our values and influence everything we do.
  • You have a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related quantitative field.
  • 5+ years of enterprise experience in software development, automated testing, or similar.
  • Ability to use debugging techniques to narrow down failures within the system: critical log viewing, examine system metrics, understand multi-tiered solutions.
  • Comfortable working with web-based microservices, REST interfaces, and the OpenAPI specification.
  • Functional experience building CI/CD pipelines with tools such as Jenkins, Gradle, Spinnaker, Argo.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in multiple programming languages: Go, Python, Groovy, Java.
  • Proficient with source control management techniques (Git) including branching, code review, and merging.
  • Comfortable with container and container orchestration technologies like Docker and Kubernetes.
  • Familiarity with Kibana, Grafana, Prometheus, or other tools used for application and system monitoring with Kubernetes.
  • Working knowledge of at least one public cloud interface (Azure, AWS, or GCP).


Other knowledge, skills, and abilities

  • Knowledge of open source test automation frameworks (Groovy/Spock, Pytest).
  • Working experience with SCRUM, Kanban, Retrospectives, and other agile processes that enable a rapidly changing environment.
  • Respond constructively to feedback, striving to become better every day.
  • Add value to teams independently with minimal guidance.
  • Strong interpersonal skills that meet or exceed the needs of the team.
  • Ability to pivot quickly and seamlessly toward areas of need.
  • Consistently demonstrate the relentless pursuit of knowledge and growth that defines company culture.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the CX and the empathy needed to improve it.



  • We love living the #SASlife and believe that happy, healthy people have a passion for life, and bring that energy to work. No matter what your specialty or where you are in the world, your unique contributions will make a difference.
  • Our multi-dimensional culture blends our different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. Here, it isn’t about fitting into our culture, it’s about adding to it - and we can’t wait to see what you’ll bring.


This position will be seated out of SAS Headquarters in Cary, North Carolina




SAS looks not only for the right skills, but also a fit to our core values. We seek colleagues who will contribute to the unique values that makes SAS such a great place to work. We look for the total candidate: technical skills, values fit, relationship skills, problem solvers, good communicators and, of course, innovators. Candidates must be ready to make an impact.


Additional Information:

To qualify, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States, and should not require, now or in the future, sponsorship for employment visa status. SAS is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. Read more: Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law. Also view the supplement EEO is the Law, and the Pay Transparency notice. 


Equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered in place of the above qualifications. The level of this position will be determined based on the applicant's education, skills and experience. Resumes may be considered in the order they are received. SAS employees performing certain job functions may require access to technology or software subject to export or import regulations. To comply with these regulations, SAS may obtain nationality or citizenship information from applicants for employment. SAS collects this information solely for trade law compliance purposes and does not use it to discriminate unfairly in the hiring process.


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