SDET, Data & Insights Solutions

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As a Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET) at Tyler Technologies, you will play a vital role in ensuring that our visionary data management, governance, analysis, and open data publication products work reliably and efficiently at Internet-scale, enabling key policy- and decision-makers to take data-informed actions that improve the communities they serve.

We are looking for an experienced, pragmatically minded, visionary leader to move our testing practices to the next level: increasing automation and integration with our DevSecOps pipeline, expanding test coverage, coaching and guiding other testers, and engaging with designers and product owners to ensure requirements are testable, with engineers to ensure their work can be tested, and with release managers so everyone is clear about what’s going out in upcoming releases and is ready to roll.

While focused on the future, you will need to be prepared to grab a pick-and-shovel, engaging in hands on-testing to support our releases while instituting change by example and through advocacy for improvements in practices and tooling.




The successful candidate for this position will:

  • Have a rich background in testing across a variety of current technologies.
  • Be driven to keep up to date on best practices, looking for new opportunities for relevant, practical application in our environment.
  • Be prepared to engage at strategic- and operational-levels, simultaneously.
  • Be detail-oriented and broad-minded.
  • Know how to advocate successfully for change and not be afraid to have collaborative, hard conversations looking to balance the organization’s long-term interests with short-term needs.
  • Understand the critical importance of defining quality metrics with stakeholders, determining how to collect them, and communicating risk and success based on key indicators.
  • Ideally, have been in a leadership testing position, previously, but willing to dig in and grow your influencing and engagement skills along with your testing skills, regardless.


You should be experienced and confident with (or at least keenly interested in):
  • Writing and maintaining automated tests (our test suite is written in Ruby and uses RSpec/Capybara/Selenium).
  • One or more programming languages - Ruby/Python is a bonus.
  • Bash, zsh, or other similar Unix command line tool.
  • Git/GitHub.
  • HTTP protocol and familiarity with REST APIs (and clients for testing ie: cURL or Postman).
  • Black box testing using browsers’ JS consoles.
  • Writing clear test plans that other team members can follow.
  • Manual testing, when the situation calls for it.
Bonus points if you have familiarity with:
  • Selenium
  • Capybara
  • RSpec
  • Familiarity with CI tools (we happen to use Jenkins)
  • Performance/load testing
  • SQL and/or No-SQL
  • Grey box, white box testing

About Us 

Tyler Technologies (NYSE: TYL) provides integrated software and technology services to the public sector. Tyler's end-to-end solutions empower local, state, and federal government entities to operate more efficiently and connect more transparently with their constituents and with each other. By connecting data and processes across disparate systems, Tyler's solutions are transforming how clients gain actionable insights that solve problems in their communities. Tyler has more than 37,000 successful installations across more than 12,000 locations, with clients in all 50 states, Canada, the Caribbean, Australia, and other international locations. Tyler has been recognized numerous times for growth and innovation, including Government Technology’s GovTech 100 list and Forbes’ “Most Innovative Growth Companies” list. More information about Tyler Technologies, an S&P 500 company headquartered in Plano, Texas, can be found at To learn more about our Socrata solutions, visit  

Additionally, we aspire to be remarkable: in the culture we create, the products we build, and the services we deliver. We believe a diverse team that embodies different backgrounds and experiences is necessary for us to be the best we can be. Within the company, we pursue a culture of inclusivity by identifying and removing aspects of our culture that stop people from being able to do the best work of their lives in physical and emotional safety, while being their authentic selves. We seek diversity, equity, and inclusion across our organization and in our daily work as individuals. 

We understand change takes time and that we still have work to do; however, we are committed to making continual progress.


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Salary will generally fall between $95,000 - $105,000 before adjustment for geographic differences. Recruiter can confirm if position is incentive eligible.

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Your health and well-being are important to us. That’s why we invest in our team members by offering competitive benefits to support their health and financial wellness. Learn more about how we care for our people.

Tyler is subject to regulations, guidelines, and/or client requirements relating to the qualifications of Tyler personnel performing certain client work. Because of the nature of this position, it is a requirement that the candidate can successfully pass a federal background check at the time an offer is extended and over the course of employment with Tyler.

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Requisition Number:2021-1255

Tyler Technologies is proud to be an affirmative action / equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, creed, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected under local, state or federal laws. If you require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process due to a disability, please submit your request by emailing or by calling 800.646.2633 ext. 791008. Please keep in mind these methods are reserved for individuals who require accommodation due to a disability.
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