Job Description

Automation Architect / Systems Development Engineer in Test (SDET)

Location: Bristol

Competitive Salary & Package (Dependent on Experience)

Career Level:  (Accenture will be recruiting at the following levels: Specialist

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services in strategy and consulting, interactive, technology and operations, with digital capabilities across all of these services. With our thought leadership and culture of innovation, we apply industry expertise, diverse skill sets and next-generation technology to each business challenge.

We believe in inclusion and diversity and supporting the whole person. Our core values comprise of Stewardship, Best People, Client Value Creation, One Global Network, Respect for the Individual and Integrity. Year after year, Accenture is recognized worldwide not just for business performance but for inclusion and diversity too.

“Across the globe, one thing is universally true of the people of Accenture: We care deeply about what we do and the impact we have with our clients and with the communities in which we work and live. It is personal to all of us.” – Julie Sweet, Accenture CEO

As a team:

You will be joining the Accenture UK/I Quality Engineering Practice which supports multiple industries and a broad range of services from strategic quality engineering consulting advice through to quality engineering delivery across all test disciplines.  Quality Engineering and Assurance are some of the highest growth areas within the IT service market, and are critical capabilities for delivering business change to support our clients. 

You'll learn, grow and advance in an innovative culture that thrives on shared success, diverse ways of thinking and enables boundaryless opportunities that can drive your career in new and exciting ways

If you’re looking for a challenging career working in a vibrant environment with access to training and a global network of experts, this could be the role for you. As part of our global team, you'll be working with cutting-edge technologies and will have the opportunity to develop a wide range of new skills on the job. 

In our team you will learn:

Quality engineering professionals utilise Accenture delivery assets to plan and implement quality initiatives to ensure solution quality throughout delivery.

As an Automation Architect / Systems Development Engineer in Test, 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

  • Conduct tool analysis, make recommendations, and selection

  • Identify and analyse opportunities within projects for test automation

  • Utilize efficient and effective processes and standards in order to continuously improve quality

  • Lead development of automation at all layers of the application stack


We are looking for experience in the following skills:

  • Test Automation including planning, script development & maintenance

  • Working in SDLC with experience of both Agile and Waterfall

  • 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 two or more of the following build/deploy/version control tools:

    • Jenkins, Hudson, Bamboo, Maven, other

    • Git, Mercurial, Subversion, Stash, other

    • uBuild/uDeploy, UrbanCode, other

    • Grunt, Gradle, Gulp

    • MS TFS

What’s in it for you

At Accenture in addition to a competitive basic salary, you will also have an extensive benefits package which includes 25 vacation per year, gym subsidy, private medical insurance and 3 extra days leave per year for charitable work of your choice!

Flexibility and mobility are required to deliver this role as there will be requirements to spend time onsite with our clients and partners to enable delivery of the first-class services we are known for.

About Accenture

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services in strategy and consulting, interactive, technology and operations, with digital capabilities across all of these services. We combine unmatched experience and specialized capabilities across more than 40 industries — powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. With 509,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture brings continuous innovation to help clients improve their performance and create lasting value across their enterprises. 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 31/08/2022

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


All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, colour, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected applicable law.

Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.

COVID-19 update:  The safety and well-being of our candidates, our people and their families continues to be a top priority. Until travel restrictions change, interviews will continue to be conducted virtually. 

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