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Automation Architect / Systems Development Engineer in Test (SDET)

Job Location: London, Manchester

Regional Description: United Kingdom

Job Number: 00633192


- Job description

Role: Automation Architect / Systems Development Engineer in Test (SDET)

Location:  London, Manchester

Travel: Must be willing to be based at and travel to client sites throughout the UK

Job Reference: 00633192


London -

Specialist: Up to £58,500+

Senior Analyst: Up to £45,250+


Manchester -

Specialist: Up to £51,480+

Senior Analyst: Up to £39,820+




Join Accenture and help transform leading organizations and communities around the world. The sheer scale of our capabilities and client engagements and the way we collaborate, operate and deliver value provides an unparalleled opportunity to grow and advance.


Accenture Technology powers our clients to achieve high performance. We combine business and industry insights with innovative technology to drive growth for your business. We extend our technology and business capabilities through a powerful alliance ecosystem of market leaders and innovators to provide our clients the best specialized skills and tailored solutions.


Accenture Technology is about powering the future with technology. We are at the heart of shaping and driving technology disruption and digital transformation for our clients. We set the direction for Technology, developing the deep specialization to serve all businesses and industries. Our mission is to identify and incubate the next generation of Accenture services around disruptive technologies in anticipation of future demand from pioneering clients.


What responsibilities will you have?


As an Automation Architect/SDET, you will:


  • Implement automation tools, define and develop frameworks and design and deliver industry leading test automation solutions for our clients
  • Support DevOps implementations through delivery of CI aligned test automation
  • Support test automation assessments
  • Conduct tool analysis, make recommendation, and selection
  • Identify and analyze suitable opportunities within projects for test automation
  • Utilize efficient and effective processes and standards in order to continuously improve quality
  • Manage work efforts
  • Lead development of automation at all layers of the application stack
  • Working with development teams to help architect applications to support effective test automation

What skills & experience are we looking for?

  • Demonstrated experience in two or more of the following testing toolsets/frameworks:
    • Selenium WebDriver, Appium, Protractor, Selenium Grid/SauceLabs, Applitools
    • HP UFT, Rational Test Workbench, Borland Silk Test, MS Visual Studio
    • CA Application Test, Rational Integration Tester, Parasoft SOATest; SmartBear Ready!API
    • TDD: using jUnit, TestNG, other
    • BDD: using Cucumber/Gherkin, Geb/Spock, other.
    • SoapUI, SoapUI Pro, Postman, other
  • Demonstrated experience in two or more of the following:
    • Java / J2EE
    • Groovy, Python, Ruby
    • JavaScript
    • XML, JSON
    • C#, VB.NET, VBscript
  • Demonstrated experience with Continuous Integration, including min. two of:
    • Jenkins, Hudson, Bamboo, Maven, other
    • Git, Mercurial, Subversion, Stash, other
    • uBuild/uDeploy, UrbanCode, other
    • Grunt, Gradle, Gulp
    • MS TFS

Preferred Skills:


  • Demonstrated understanding of application architectures
  • Demonstrated experience using TDD or BDD
  • Demonstrated experience with virtualization using CA Service Virtualization, HP Service Virtualisation, Rational Integration Server, Parasoft Virtualize or SmartBear Ready!API
  • Demonstrated experience with Nexus, Artifactory, NPM, Bower or similar
  • Demonstrated experience with Chef, Puppet, or Ansible

What’s in it for you?


All of our Technology professionals receive comprehensive training covering business acumen, technical and professional skills development. You'll also have opportunities to hone your functional skills and expertise in an area of specialization. We offer a variety of formal and informal training programs at every level to help you acquire and build specialized skills faster. Learning takes place both on the job and through formal training conducted online, in the classroom, or in collaboration with others. The sheer variety of work we do, and the experience it offers, provide an unbeatable platform from which to build a career.


On top of this, we have an extensive benefits package which includes 25 days’ vacation per year, gym subsidies, private medical insurance and 3 extra days leave per year for charitable work of your choice!


What are the next steps?


If this sounds like the ideal role, career and company for you, click below to apply.


If relocation is required in applying to this position, the appointment to the role would be considered an employee driven transfer meaning that the employee will be personally responsible for covering all relocation costs and any costs associated with dependents.



About Accenture


Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions—underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network—Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at


Accenture is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of society and does not discriminate on grounds of race, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, or gender identity or any other basis as protected by applicable law.


Closing Date for Applications 31/08/2019

Accenture reserves the right to close the role prior to this date should a suitable applicant be found.


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