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EY Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET)- Advisory- Open Location in Albany, New York

At EY, you’ll have the chance to build a career as unique as you are, with the global scale, support, inclusive culture and technology to become the best version of you. And we’re counting on your unique voice and perspective to help EY become even better, too. Join us and build an exceptional experience for yourself, and a better working world for all.

Senior SDET (Advisory) – Test Innovation and Automation

Innovation and automation are at the heart of what we do every day. EY does not compete as a commoditized testing services provider. Our clients can hire anyone to code, test or automate but they choose EY as a strategic partner to create solutions, solve problems and transform how they work. See examples of our work here:

  • Demos of our innovations (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3ZOd0y-i_r41oVev0pqtntzI-oKTm1Mm)

  • Discussions on leading technology trends, our patented technology and thought leadership

  • EY’s Next Gen Testing Platform (NGTP) (https://ey.com/ngtp)

Most of our projects are built in Java but you will also be exposed to different technologies including web (Angular, React, etc), other languages (.NET, python, etc), web/microservices and databases. A key part of innovation is using the right tool for the job so you’ll always have opportunity to learn and leverage new technology as it comes out such as machine learning, natural language processing (NLP) and data analytics.

Our purpose statement: To ask better questions and innovate with technology to transform how testing is done

The opportunity:

You have the opportunity to become a thought leader and change agent by applying your technical skill and innovative thinking to help our clients succeed. You must stay on the leading edge of technology and use it to create bespoke solutions to solve problems for our clients. Specifically, your mission will be to design, build, deploy and customize complex technical solutions to accelerate and streamline software application delivery and system integration projects. Our clients look to us to solve their problems not just deploy software they could do themselves so this means you’ll be expected to build custom frameworks, tools and utilities such as custom automation drivers, JSON and XML parsers, integrations between tools and extend existing frameworks to provide new, cutting edge technologies.

Your Key Responsibilities

In this role, you will lead teams through the technical design, build, implementation and operationalizing complex technical solutions. You will need to ask better questions to truly understand our client’s “why” and develop better answers by drawing on your experience in consulting and technology.

  1. Create and articulate innovative solutions that add value to our clients and differentiate EY

  2. Be a champion for our thought leadership and leading capabilities internally and externally

  3. Develop relationships and communicate effectively with client peers and executives

  4. Look beyond deliverables to understand client needs and pain points

  5. Lead US and global teams of 2 – 10 members in client projects

Skills and attributes for success

To be successful, you must understand your purpose and passion and how to apply that to your work. This includes:

  1. Being a passionate technologist, innovator and solution builder

  2. Being a leader and mentor to build and nurture high performing teams

  3. Understanding your role is not “just testing”

  4. Take ownership of your power to impact the success of our clients and EY by living our purpose statement

  5. Experience in conceptualizing, building, implementing and operationalizing technology solutions to work smarter, not harder

To qualify for the role you must have

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field and approximately 3 years of relevant work experience

  • Passion and interest for solving problems using technology

  • Seeing problems as challenges and opportunities, not roadblocks

  • Technical experience with all aspects of the software lifecycle including design, architecture, development and testing

  • Experience in creative solutions leveraging easily accessible technology (cloud provider offerings, open source technology and common technology tooling)

  • 3 years of experience and strong knowledge in Java and OOP concepts

  • Common Java libraries and concepts such as linked hash maps, serialization, polymorphism, etc

  • Design principles (such as SOLID) and architecture best practices

  • At least 2 years of experience in consulting

  • client relationship building and becoming their trusted advisors

  • executive communication

  • At least 2 years of experience in test automation

  • automation strategy, approach and solutioning

  • test automation using tools such as Junit, Selenium, RESTAssured

  • At least 2 years of experience with at least 3 of these concepts:

  • Design, implementation and usage of complex test automation frameworks

  • Data querying (Example: SQL)

  • Data analytics and statistics (variant distribution, data sampling, trend analysis, predictive modeling or forecasting)

  • Any sub-area or use case of Artificial Intelligence (machine learning, natural language processing, etc)

  • CICD implementations and tools (example: Jenkins, Ansible, GitLab)

  • Working knowledge in web technologies such as Angular, React, HTML/CSS, etc

Ideally, you’ll also have

Post-COVID, we would expect for you to be available to travel outside of your assigned office location up to 50% of the time, plus commute within the region. Successful candidates must work in excess of standard hours when necessary. A valid passport is required

What we offer

We offer a competitive compensation package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. In addition, our Total Rewards package includes medical and dental coverage, pension and 401(k) plans, and a wide range of paid time off options. Under our flexible vacation policy, you’ll decide how much vacation time you need based on your own personal circumstances. You’ll also be granted time off for designated EY Paid Holidays, Winter/Summer breaks, Personal/Family Care, and other leaves of absence when needed to support your physical, financial, and emotional well-being.

• Continuous learning: You’ll develop the mindset and skills to navigate whatever comes next.

• Success as defined by you: We’ll provide the tools and flexibility, so you can make a meaningful impact, your way.

• Transformative leadership: We’ll give you the insights, coaching and confidence to be the leader the world needs.

• Diverse and inclusive culture: You’ll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs.

If you can demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.

The exceptional EY experience. It’s yours to build.

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EY exists to build a better working world, helping to create long-term value for clients, people and society and build trust in the capital markets.

Enabled by data and technology, diverse EY teams in over 150 countries provide trust through assurance and help clients grow, transform and operate.

Working across assurance, consulting, law, strategy, tax and transactions, EY teams ask better questions to find new answers for the complex issues facing our world today.

EY is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer providing equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law.

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