Software Development Engineer in Test (Emerging Careers)

Job Locations US-NC-Cary HQ
Requisition ID
Emerging Careers
Visa Sponsorship
Travel Requirements


Nice to meet you!

We’re a leader in data and AI. Through our software and services, we inspire customers around the world to transform data into intelligence - and questions into answers.


We’re also a debt-free multi-billion-dollar organization on our path to IPO-readiness. If you're looking for a dynamic, fulfilling career coupled with flexibility and world-class employee experience, you'll find it here.


As a member of the Host Systems Team, you can expect to:  

  • Work with development to create test cases that reflect real customer use cases
  • Automate regression testing using tools like Jenkins
  • Continuously analyze and enhance test coverage



  • Create and maintain high quality test automation using modern development techniques and provide key data points to support metrics-based decision making
  • Apply automated tests at every layer of the application stack, both inside and outside of the continuous delivery pipeline
  • Produce and analyze metrics that illustrate the quality of applications and develop insight that drives the direction of quality engineering
  • Work with team to promptly triage test failures with precision and accuracy, maintaining the health of the build pipeline
  • Work collaboratively with development, operations, and support peers  to encourage quality as a key design element in all work efforts
  • Engage in code reviews for product, test, and infrastructure code
  • Protect users from escaped defects, participate in support escalations, and value Customer Experience (CX) above all
  • Understand the role of development, migration, security, and performance in the continuous delivery lifecycle
  • Design, implement, and continuously improve automated test frameworks, tools, and scripts that address specific needs using tools such as Jenkins
  • Maintain test suites in a version-controlled environment
  • Program in one or more languages such as Python, Java, Perl, shell, etc


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related quantitative field
  • 2-5 years of relevant full-time working experience
  • Working knowledge of at least one programming language such as C+, SAS, Python, Java, Groovy, etc
  • Conceptual understanding of at least one markup language like XML
  • Conceptual understanding of agile processes and iterative software development
  • Some experience writing software applications, testing software, and/or general programming
  • Working knowledge of source control management techniques along with participating in code reviews


Preferred Qualifications

  • Programming experience with C, Java and SAS
  • Hands-on experience developing and maintaining test automation frameworks
  • Experience with Agile software development principles and practices
  • Experience with SQL programming or SQL databases
  • Experience with CI/CD pipelines and associated tools, such as Jenkins, Git, Gerrit, Gradle
  • Knowledge of Cloud providers like Azure, AWS, Google, etc
  • Strong knowledge of Unix and Windows environments.  Bonus points for some knowledge of z/OS.



  • Cary HQ/Hybrid or Remote


World-Class Benefits  

Highlights include...

  • Comprehensive medical, prescription, dental and vision plans.
  • Medical plan options include...
    • PPO with low annual deductible and copays.
    • HDHP combined with a health savings account with a contribution from SAS (no access to on-site health care center).
  • Onsite Health Care Center (HQ) that’s free to employees and family members enrolled in the PPO plan. There's a pharmacy too! Not local to HQ? The pharmacy will ship prescriptions for no additional charge!
  • An industry-leading 401k plan.
  • Generous time away including vacation time, a variety of paid holidays, and our much-loved U.S. Winter Wellness Break between December 25 and January 1.
  • Volunteer Time Off, parental leave and unlimited paid sick days.
  • Generous childcare benefits for all full-time employees.


Diverse and Inclusive

At SAS, it’s not about fitting into our culture – it’s about adding to it. We believe our people make the difference. Our diverse workforce brings together unique talents and inspires teams to create amazing software that reflects the diversity of our users and customers. Our commitment to diversity is a priority to our leadership, all the way up to the top; and it’s essential to who we are. To put it plainly: you are welcome here.

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/Affirmative Action 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: Know Your Rights. Also view the Pay Transparency notice.


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