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Company name
University of Washington, Bothell

Salary is commensurate with ex

Seattle, WA, United States

Employment Type

Engineering, It

Posted on
Jan 07,2019

Valid Through
Apr 22,2019



First Shift


As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.

As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.

UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a “Great College to Work For” for five consecutive years.

UW Information Technology (UW-IT) is the central IT organization for the University of Washington (UW), responsible for strategic planning, oversight, and direction of UW’s IT infrastructure, resources, and services. UW-IT provides critical technology support to all three campuses, UW medical centers, and research operations around the world.

The Enterprise Information, Integration & Analytics (EIIA) unit at UW is responsible for Enterprise Data Management solutions, including the Enterprise Data Warehouse, Enterprise Web Services, Enterprise Integration Platform, and Business Intelligence and Analytics. The unit provides consistent and reliable architectures, guidelines, standards, tools, and services for data analysis, design, modeling, integration, and delivery of institutional data.

EIIA is hiring a Senior Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET) for the Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW) Development Team.

The EDW Development Team exists to provide useful information for decision-making, the smooth operation of the institution, and otherwise ensuring that the university derives value from administrative data. The team is responsible for all extract-transform-load (ETL) processes of the data warehouse; technical design and implementation of ETL frameworks and tools; EDW data access controls; technical solutions and support for data quality management; and various areas of database and systems development.

As a Senior SDET for the EDW, you have experience leading end-to-end quality assurance and testing efforts within a complex enterprise-level environment and are experienced with automated testing processes and tools. You have experience working closely with development teams and deployment managers throughout the testing lifecycle, to ensure that the overall quality of the delivered solution is aligned with business expectations.

The emphasis and focus of this position is on the “global view” of UW institutional data, the supporting data architecture and blueprints for this big-picture view, and translating this big-picture view into detailed implementation. The position is cross-cutting, requiring coordination and liaison to internal team roles as well as external groups to ensure broad data integration and business value for UW.

As a Senior SDET for the EDW, you understand the fundamental benefits and challenges of enterprise data integration and are able to:

Assess and develop best-practices for testing within a large scale, complex enterprise environment

Closely collaborate within a self-organized cross-functional Agile team and with technology staff across a matrix organization

Design flexible test systems to adapt to rapidly changing specifications

Organize and influence positively and effectively


Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Information Management, related technical field or equivalent experience

Minimum 4 years’ experience with end-to-end testing in a data-centric environment, such as a data warehouse

Ability to lead and participate in functional analysis that informs technical testing decisions

Experience designing and implementing end-to-end quality assurance and testing methodology for enterprise solutions

Experience with reviewing requirements and developing test cases based on those requirements

Experience working with automated software testing applications as well as producing automated test scripts and tools

Ability to train, mentor, and guide others

Excellent written/oral communication skills, technical documentation skills, user liaison skills, and personal interaction abilities

Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively on an Agile team

Intermediate SQL skills

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.


Experience with Agile testing methodologies

Advanced SQL skills

Experience with ETL testing

Experience with SSIS and/or Red Gate SQL Compare tools

Experience with SSDT SQL Unit Tests

Experience coding in a modern programming or scripting language such as C , C#, Java, Python, PowerShell, etc.

Experience testing data quality

Experience testing enterprise-wide data systems both on site and in the cloud

Experience with data warehousing, such as industry standards, data modeling techniques, and design methodologies

Experience working at a large Research University


Work in open office environment.

Application Process:

The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your My Jobs page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.

The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability

, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.

To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or

Company info

University of Washington, Bothell
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Company Profile
A regional, metropolitan university With more than 5,000 students and 45 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, the University of Washington Bothell is the fastest-growing four-year public university in the state of Washington. For more than 25 years, UW Bothell has fulfilled its mandate to provide access and opportunity to students from North King and Snohomish counties and across the state of Washington. UW Bothell: A national reputation For two years in a row (2014-15), the University of Washington Bothell has been ranked No. 1 in both the state of Washington and the Pacific Northwest, according to Money magazine. In 2015, Money ranked UW Bothell No. 36 in its overall list of best colleges. Read the Money magazine story. Washington Monthly ranked UW Bothell no. 13 in the nation in the “best bang for the buck” category. UW Bothell is gaining a national reputation for its STEM program. Money magazine has listed UW Bothell third on its national list of “25 great, accessible colleges for aspiring scientists and engineers”

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