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Software Development Engineer in Test

CoStar Group

This is a Full-time position in Austin, TX posted May 22, 2023.

Software Development Engineer in Test

Job Description

Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET) 


Overview and Mission 

CoStar Group (NASDAQ: CSGP) is a leading global provider of commercial and residential real estate information, analytics, and online marketplaces.  Included in the S&P 500 Index and the NASDAQ 100, CoStar Group is on a mission to digitize the world’s real estate, empowering all people to discover properties, insights and connections that improve their businesses and lives. 

We have been living and breathing the world of real estate information and online marketplaces for over 35 years, giving us the perspective to create truly unique and valuable offerings to our customers.  We’ve continually refined, transformed and perfected our approach to our business, creating a language that has become standard in our industry, for our customers, and even our competitors.  We continue that effort today and are always working to improve and drive innovation.  This is how we deliver for our customers, our employees, and investors.  By equipping the brightest minds with the best resources available, we provide an invaluable edge in real estate.   

CoStar is the owner of, LandWatch and Land and Farm and is the leading operator of online marketplaces that support the sale and purchase of farms, ranches, country homes, and rural land. Our customers include real-estate brokers, real-estate agents, owners, and investors who need internet listing services and information to help them sell/purchase properties and track competitive trends. 


CoStar is currently seeking a full-time Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET) in our Austin office where you will be responsible for writing software test harnesses used to automate the testing of our software. A SDET may write code that tests functionality, computations, performance or scalability.  You will also help troubleshoot these high performance and high availability web applications that drive the growth of our Land business unit. 

This position is located in Austin, Texas and offers the following hybrid schedule options:

– 3 days onsite, 2 days remote

– 4, 10 hours days onsite with a 3 day weekend


Key Responsibilities: 

  • Drive our end-to-end automation scripts to reduce time spent on repetitive testing tasks 

  • Writing, scheduling and publishing test automation scripts for full-stack infrastructure 

  • Collaborate with Development and QA engineers to accelerate progress on our test automation goals 

  • Understand the flow of code and how it interacts with different components 

  • Understand project documents, customer demands, and product objectives to create and execute test cases 

  • Set up and maintain current test automation frameworks on multiple application platforms, such as Mobile, and Web 

  • Building test scenarios based on acceptance criteria 

  • Investigate customer problems referred to you by the technical support team, test bugs, and create and manage bug reports 

  • Handle technical communications and understand the customers’ systems 

  • Working with deployments teams, resolve level issues for systems, coordinate on product design, and offer input on the testability of functional elements and product designs 

  • Note all testing actions you have performed in daily and weekly reports 

  • Analyze and deconstruct software systems and coordinate with other teams to enhance the overall design 

  • Research test tools, methodologies, and trends and upgrade existing practices and processes 

  • Managing the final quality on production release 


Required Skills: 

  • 4+ years of experience in SDET role 

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a related field or equivalent experience 

  • Excellent designing and programming skills in C# .NET 

  • Experience with BDD Concepts 

  • 4+ years of experience in Selenium web driver, and testing frameworks 

  • Fluent in SQL and relational databases, including experience testing relational database-backed applications 


Preferred Skills: 

  • Experience with Visual Studio or Azure DevOps or Git 

  • Ability to clearly communicate thoughts and ideas within and across teams 

  • Ability to work well with other team members, developers and management 

  • Ability to juggle priorities and work with minimal supervision or assistance to complete tasks 


What’s in it for You:

When you join CoStar Group, you’ll experience a collaborative and innovative culture working alongside the best and brightest to empower our people and customers to succeed.

We offer you generous compensation and performance-based incentives. CoStar Group also invests in your professional and academic growth with internal training, tuition reimbursement, and an inter-office exchange program.

Our benefits package includes (but is not limited to):

  • Comprehensive healthcare coverage: Medical / Vision / Dental / Prescription Drug

  • Life, legal, and supplementary insurance

  • Virtual and in person mental health counseling services for individuals and family

  • Commuter and parking benefits

  • 401(K) retirement plan with matching contributions

  • Employee stock purchase plan

  • Paid time off

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • On-site fitness center and/or reimbursed fitness center membership costs (location dependent), with yoga studio, Pelotons, personal training, group exercise classes

  • Access to CoStar Group’s Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Employee Resource Groups

  • Complimentary gourmet coffee, tea, hot chocolate, fresh fruit, and other healthy snacks

We welcome all qualified candidates who are currently eligible to work full-time in the United States to apply.  However, please note that CoStar Group is not able to provide visa sponsorship for this position.



CoStar Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer; we maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing