Software Development Engineer in Test - Data Collaboration



Software Engineering
Boulder, CO, USA
Posted on Thursday, August 31, 2023

Your work days are brighter here.

At Workday, it all began with a conversation over breakfast. When our founders met at a sunny California diner, they came up with an idea to revolutionize the enterprise software market. And when we began to rise, one thing that really set us apart was our culture. A culture which was driven by our value of putting our people first. And ever since, the happiness, development, and contribution of every Workmate is central to who we are. Our Workmates believe a healthy employee-centric, collaborative culture is the essential mix of ingredients for success in business. That’s why we look after our people, communities and the planet while still being profitable. Feel encouraged to shine, however that manifests: you don’t need to hide who you are. You can feel the energy and the passion, it's what makes us unique. Inspired to make a brighter work day for all and transform with us to the next stage of our growth journey? Bring your brightest version of you and have a brighter work day here.

About the Team

Do you like solving hard and sophisticated at-scale problems? Love working with spreadsheets? Help support and enhance Workday's very own spreadsheet product!

The Workday Data Collaboration team is dedicated to building an extensible platform and a consumer based interface to enable our customers to work securely with their Workday data in a familiar UX.

Enhance your career with an opportunity that connects you to a strong network, enables you to do your best work, and places an emphasis on fun. Workday’s office in Boulder, Colorado is home to Productivity Technology, the team that is delivering our next generation of collaborative tools and features, focused on enabling customers to get the most out of their Workday data.

Some reasons why our engineers love working on our team:

No tech ruts: Expand your role. We work on Data Collaboration tools integrated across all areas of the Workday user experience to improve the product as a whole and share the knowledge we have acquired across the team.

Collaboration: Our agile team works closely together, enabling us to rapidly learn from each other.

A Learning Culture: We encourage creativity and experimentation in development practices, which allows us to constantly evolve our methodology and tools.

Influence: Every developer is encouraged and empowered to make things better – product, technology, processes, and culture.

Location: With a growing tech scene, 300 days of sunshine, 300 miles of dedicated bikeways, and an almost embarrassing abundance of outdoor adventure opportunities, Boulder is an amazing place to live.

Work/life balance: We love where we live, and we want to enjoy it. Balancing life and Work is a Workday value and a team value.

About the Role

The Data Collaboration team is looking for an exceptional SDET to help build out the next generation of Workday functionality. You will join our team in Boulder to help iterate and enhance the Worksheets, Slides, and Drive applications to expand their value and usage across the Workday product. You'd be involved in bringing new features from idea to delivery and beyond.

About You

You have talent and passion for testing usable, scalable software! You enjoy exploring the nooks and crannies of sophisticated products, and bring a power user perspective to assessing the impact of software changes. You want to work in a highly collaborative, agile environment. You love learning new technologies, languages, tools, and frameworks – and thinking carefully about which ones will be of real benefit in your projects.

Basic Qualifications

Software Development Engineer in Test

  • 3+ years of proven experience planning, writing, and maintaining manual and automated tests, ideally using TypeScript, Cypress, and Jest

Senior Software Development Engineer in Test

  • 4+ years of proven experience planning, writing, and maintaining manual and automated tests, ideally using TypeScript, Cypress, and Jest

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related field or 5+ years equivalent experience

Other Qualifications

  • Strong working knowledge of spreadsheet software like Microsoft Excel

  • Genuine interest and ability to perform significant manual testing while growing into more automation

  • Professional experience using NPM, webpack, dependency management, Jenkins, Docker, GitHub, Java, and/or JUnit

  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills

  • You are looking to grow and have mentorship opportunities

  • Strong communicator, who takes the initiative to get stuff done

  • You are ready to partner with Product Managers to define acceptance criteria, and with Engineers to ensure appropriate test coverage


Workday Pay Transparency Statement - United States

The annualized base salary ranges for the primary location and any additional locations in the United States (US) are listed below. Workday pay ranges vary based on work location. As a part of the total compensation package, this role may be eligible for the Workday Bonus Plan or a role-specific commission/bonus, as well as annual refresh stock grants. Recruiters can share more detail during the hiring process. Each candidate’s compensation offer will be based on multiple factors including, but not limited to, geography, experience, skills, job duties, and business need, among other things. For more information regarding Workday’s comprehensive benefits, please click here.

Primary Location: USA.CO.Boulder

Primary Location Base Pay Range: $110,100 - $165,100

Additional US Location(s) Base Pay Range: $104,600 - $188,800

Our Approach to Flexible Work

With Flex Work, we’re combining the best of both worlds: in-person time and remote. Our approach enables our teams to deepen connections, maintain a strong community, and do their best work. We know that flexibility can take shape in many ways, so rather than a number of required days in-office each week, we simply spend at least half (50%) of our time each quarter in the office or in the field with our customers, prospects, and partners (depending on role). This means you'll have the freedom to create a flexible schedule that caters to your business, team, and personal needs, while being intentional to make the most of time spent together. Those in our remote "home office" roles also have the opportunity to come together in our offices for important moments that matter.

Pursuant to applicable Fair Chance law, Workday will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Workday is an Equal Opportunity Employer including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

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