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Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET)

Epic Games

Epic Games

Software Engineering
Cary, NC, USA
Posted on Friday, April 26, 2024


At the core of Epic’s success are talented, passionate people. Epic prides itself on creating a collaborative, welcoming, and creative environment. Whether it’s building award-winning games or crafting engine technology that enables others to make visually stunning interactive experiences, we’re always innovating.

Being Epic means being a part of a team that continually strives to do right by our community and users. We’re constantly innovating to raise the bar of engine and game development.


What We Do

The Quality Assurance team owns the testing process, risk management, and quality evaluation of all products and functions across Epic. Our team works closely with developers and production to ensure the best possible user experience for our community and customers.

What You'll Do

As a Software Development Engineer in Test, you are a QA expert and developer who thrives and excels at delivering results at scale. Your primary role will be building testing and reporting tools, automation frameworks, and collaborating to identify areas suitable for automated testing. You will develop test framework features to enable developers and testers to author automated tests. We are looking for teammates who are passionate about upstream technical testing while developing tools, automation, and capacity engineering to raise the quality bar while advancing your technical capabilities and knowledge.

In this role, you will

  • Own efforts to optimize and streamline existing automated test suites, ensuring comprehensive test coverage and efficient test execution
  • Refactor and clean up existing test automation codebase to improve readability, maintainability, and scalability
  • Design, develop, and maintain test tools and automation frameworks for our internal suite of developer tools
  • Leverage our ETL tool to design dashboards to track performance metrics, testing patterns, optimize product verification and release processes, collaborate with Engineers, QA, and other SDETs across teams and projects
  • Plan, design and implement complex test scenarios, including multi-user distributed automated testing
  • Enable developers, testers, and analysts to author automation test scripts, implement automation best practices, and help lay the foundation of scalable automated test solutions
  • Build relationships and partnerships with internal customers and stakeholders across Epic

What we're looking for

  • Proven experience owning design, implementation, deployment, and maintenance of automated tests and frameworks
  • Experience creating intuitive and visually appealing dashboards to present complex data in a clear and actionable format. Experience with Tableau/Grafana is a plus
  • Experience with C++ required, proficiency with C#, Python, Typescript, and other languages a big plus
  • Good knowledge of how game engines work; Experience with either UE5/Unity or a custom internal game engine
  • Experience with end-to-end, functional, and unit tests
  • Experience working collaboratively with team members on a common codebase using version control tools (e.g., Perforce, Git)
  • Knowledge or experience with databases (Mongo, SQL, Dynamo, Spark), backend services and integrations are a huge plus
  • Knowledge or experience with build and test orchestration tools (e.g., Jenkins) and gameplay scripting systems are a plus
  • Knowledge or experience with cloud infrastructure (e.g., AWS) is a plus
  • Games industry experience is a plus


Our intent is to cover all things that are medically necessary and improve the quality of life. We pay 100% of the premiums for both you and your dependents. Our coverage includes Medical, Dental, a Vision HRA, Long Term Disability, Life Insurance & a 401k with competitive match. We also offer a robust mental well-being program through Modern Health, which provides free therapy and coaching for employees & dependents. Throughout the year we celebrate our employees with events and company-wide paid breaks. We offer unlimited PTO and sick time and recognize individuals for 7 years of employment with a paid sabbatical.


Epic Games spans across 19 countries with 55 studios and 4,500+ employees globally. For over 25 years, we’ve been making award-winning games and engine technology that empowers others to make visually stunning games and 3D content that bring environments to life like never before. Epic’s award-winning Unreal Engine technology not only provides game developers the ability to build high-fidelity, interactive experiences for PC, console, mobile, and VR, it is also a tool being embraced by content creators across a variety of industries such as media and entertainment, automotive, and architectural design. As we continue to build our Engine technology and develop remarkable games, we strive to build teams of world-class talent.

Like what you hear? Come be a part of something Epic!

Epic Games deeply values diverse teams and an inclusive work culture, and we are proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer. Learn more about our Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy here.

Note to Recruitment Agencies: Epic does not accept any unsolicited resumes or approaches from any unauthorized third party (including recruitment or placement agencies) (i.e., a third party with whom we do not have a negotiated and validly executed agreement). We will not pay any fees to any unauthorized third party. Further details on these matters can be found here.