Software Development Engineer in Test
Pegasystems Inc. - Cupertino, CA

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This unique and challenging role provides immense opportunity to design wide-reaching tools as well as get a broad product understanding from both the technical and customer perspective. It combines the "building" aspect of software design engineering with the "breaking" aspect of software test engineering. The SDET role at Pega is a vital part of the development and integration of our products. Come and be involved at every stage of development as part of a fast paced and friendly team.

We’re hiring junior level Software Development Engineers in Test with experience in Java and testing. You’ll be challenged to quickly learn a large enterprise software system, by working closely with senior engineers. You are responsible for building test cases, writing lots of JUnit testers, implementing product improvements and performance tuning. As your skills grow, you’ll take on more development responsibilities. This is a great opportunity to learn the software engineering profession in an environment where our world class customers have very high expectations for quality, performance, and scalability.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

% of Job
(highest to lowest) Description of Essential Duties and Responsibilities

50% Write code and tools to test Pegasystems’ products.

  • Debug and enhance our existing code base
  • Write Unit, integration & performance tests to ensure technical requirements are satisfied

20% Analyze user stories and help create test plans. Administer the Scrum team’s continuous integration systems

10% Collaborate as part of a cross-functional team to produce high-quality software

10% Work with team members to ensure software features and technologies are properly tested for customer usage patterns and rigorous performance requirements.
5 % Get mentored by Senior Engineers to enable you to communicate knowledge, ideas, and opinions with team members and project stakeholders.
5 %
Analyze test data & coverage. Track metrics to help the team improve quality


Required Qualifications:

  • BA/BS degree in Computer Science & 1-3 years of experience. MS preferred
  • Solid understanding and practical expertise with the software development cycle
  • Strong object oriented design and developmental skills, Java development experience
  • Hands-on coding experience in Java
  • Experience writing automated tests in JUnit, XUnit or TestNG

No Sponsorships, No relocation being offered at this time

Additional Preferred Qualifications:

  • SQL knowledge
  • Agile/Scrum development methodology experience

Core Pega Competencies:

  • Customer Success
  • Drive for Results
  • Integrity and Trust
  • Teamwork
  • Thought Leadership

Travel Requirements:

1 Minimal, infrequent travel
0 25% travel
0 50 – 75% - travel to and work on client/other sites
0 More than 75% travel

About Pegasystems:

Pegasystems (NASDAQ: PEGA) revolutionizes how leading organizations optimize customer experience and automate operations. Our patented Build for Change® technology empowers business people to create and evolve their critical business systems. Pegasystems is the recognized leader in business process management and is also ranked as a leader in customer relationship management software by leading industry analysts. For more information, please visit us at

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
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