Software Development Test Engineer (SDET) III

Job description

Our Department: Trimble Viewpoint

Our Segment: AECO (Architecture, Engineering, Construction, and Owner) Software Solutions

Do you want to join a growing team and bring new features and technologies to our award-winning construction collaboration products?

Position Overview

Trimble has an opening for a Software Developer Engineer in Test (SDET) Level III position in Portland, OR or Seattle, WA. This is an exciting time to join as we grow and bring new features and technologies to our award-winning construction collaboration products.

The SDET is responsible for improving the quality of software releases through automation processes and tools enhancements.  Working in an agile development environment, the SDET will develop and apply customized testing methodologies to show measurable improvements to the released software.  In addition, this person is responsible for automating test cases and workflows to accelerate our testing and release cycles.

What You Will Do

  • Implement and maintain automation scripts and test automation framework
  • Continuously evaluate and improve defined software processes
  • Plan, schedule, and implement testing projects
  • Design and develop quality testing procedures; update and modify existing tests as necessary
  • Define test objectives and collaborate with the QA Team and other departments to achieve project goals
  • Perform moderately complex functional, application, regression, and performance testing
  • Define and adhere to quality initiatives
  • Provide metrics and results from all testing efforts that will support business decisions related to the quality of the Viewpoint Software
  • Recommend and evaluate test automation and performance tools
  • Evangelize new automation techniques and best practices to QA team members
  • Create and maintain CI/CD pipelines for automation


  • Willingness and ability to quickly adapt and maintain software products and current testing technologies
  • Ability to accurately estimate task durations and meet schedules
  • Strong initiative, customer-service oriented, and commitment to ensure timely, quality solutions to customer issues
  • Well-organized, self-directed team player.  Remains open to others’ ideas, and exhibits willingness to try new things
  • Prioritize and plan work activities, use time efficiently and develop realistic action plans
  • Demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness and monitor own work to ensure quality
  • Present information effectively, and is capable of interpreting written technical documentation
  • Adapt to changes in the work environment, manage competing demands, and is able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events
  • Strategize and plan improvements in QA processes, tools, and best practices
  • Demonstrate professionalism, strong English verbal and written skills, positive attitude, strong work ethic, and good judgment
  • Able to thrive in a highly collaborative teamwork environment

What Skills & Experience You Should Bring

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or related technical field plus a minimum of five years relevant experience in software quality assurance or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Demonstrated test automation and scripting skills
  • Prior experience in test automation and scripting in C# or Java
  • Strong understanding of QA processes
  • Prior experience with automated test script creation
  • Experience in a DevOps Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery test environment
  • Knowledge of cloud and virtualization testing environments
  • Strong technical skills with a variety of business software tools
  • Experience with QA-related tools for requirements management, test management, and defect tracking

What Skills & Experience You Could Bring

  • Prior experience in a global work environment
  • Knowledge of accounting principles and practices (e.g. accounts payable, accounts receivable, inventory, purchase orders, general ledger)
  • Prior experience in a global work environment
  • Knowledge of cloud and virtualization testing environments
  • Knowledge of performance and security testing tools and techniques
  • Familiar with microservice testing techniques

Working Conditions

Work takes place in an office setting. It requires the ability to sit and work at a keyboard for extended periods of time and communicate with team members and other departments in person and by phone, computer, and video teleconferencing.  

This position requires regular interaction with team members in an agile development environment.  The ability to be present at the work site on a core schedule that facilitates team interaction is essential to the successful performance of this job.

About Your Location

Under a flexible work arrangement (hybrid), this resource primarily supports the Trimble Viewpoint Division and works collaboratively across teams.

In a hybrid role, you will work with your manager to establish a mutually agreeable schedule for your time working in the office based on the position and the business need. Typically hybrid positions are 1-3 days per week, or 20%-60% of the month in the office.

Reports to: Quality Assurance Manager

Business Assignment: Trimble Viewpoint

Direct Reports: None

FLSA Classification: Exempt

Schedule: Full Time


Software providing visibility & control to the construction industry.