Are you a Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET) or a passionate developer interested in becoming one? If so, we encourage you to check out our MoCo SDET Meetup Group that hosts events in Maryland for those who are interested in building state-of-the-art test automation frameworks. The group, as well as the MoCo SDET Group out on LinkedIn, is all about building awareness around the importance of SDET for organizations in order to help them leverage agile environments and to develop strong applications and testing processes.
Our first event on May 3rd was a roundtable on “Using HiveQLUnit to write HiveQL unit tests” and featured Dr. Mohamed Ibrahim, Principal at FINRA and leader in the SDET space, who spoke about big data, testing and open-source development. Dr. Ibrahim and FINRA shared their innovative open source tools so that all SDETs and their teams can benefit from the work they are doing. Dr. Ibrahim discussed DataGenerator and HiveQL, both open source technologies that FINRA created through this GitHub account. SDETs can utilize these technologies and contribute/add to them.
If you weren’t able to attend our event earlier this month, you’re in luck! The next MoCo SDET Meetup will tentatively take place on Tuesday, June 14th and we hope to partner with FINRA once again to host another great meetup roundtable. We will discuss development and testing and have some great food and conversation.
Are you interested in a career as an SDET?
The main function of an SDET is to develop and execute software test plans in order to identify software problems and their causes. Developers primarily code in Java and focus on building and extending open source test automation frameworks. If this sounds interesting, we invite you to check out the SDET career opportunities out on the Eliassen Group Careers page.