As a Test Specialist at IBM, your analytical and technical skills will directly impact the quality of the software we create. Come work in an agile environment where you will help each iteration reach the next level. Whether the testing is manual, automated, or cognitive, you hold a key role in releasing the best deliverables to IBM’ers and our clients.
Your Role and Responsibilities
The Automation Test Specialist is a hands-on role that requires a demonstrated knowledge of software testing methodologies and tools. Using in-depth analysis and test design skills, you'll work directly with business and IT organizations to develop and deliver test strategies, test plans, and test cases for multiple small to medium size projects. Your responsibilities include analyzing business requirements, designing, executing, and automating the test cases. An understanding of the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) as well as a demonstrated understanding of the various phases of software testing is required. The ideal candidate must have at least 1 year of experience with hands-on Testing including writing and executing test cases, use cases, test scenarios, User Acceptance Testing (UAT), defect/incident tracking, and release planning. Candidates must also have working knowledge and experience with functional testing and regression testing and with formal testing tools such as Hewlett Packard Quality Center (HPQC), Quick Test Pro, IBM Rational Tools, Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) etc.
In addition candidates should have experience with analyzing business processes and user requirements/technical requirements, analyzing high/low level design documentation, estimating system testing timelines, utilizing change management across version releases, defect tracking management and resolution, providing status updates and communications, and release planning and management. You should also have experience with programming automated test scripts, automated testing, and a majority of the following: System Integrated Testing (SIT), Business Acceptance Testing (BAT), Commerce Solution Testing, DB Testing, and Test harnesses.
Successful candidates for these positions will work on-site at the IBM Client Innovation Center in Monroe, Louisiana. The IBM Client Innovation Center is an in-bound delivery model where we support our clients from our Monroe center. However, some travel is expected, and all candidates must be willing and able to travel to meet our client needs across the US. Travel is typically related to knowledge transfer and training at the client site (Monday thru Friday). You are expected to travel up to 50% of the time post-covid. This is a traditional office position. You must live in, or be willing to relocate to, Monroe, Louisiana within 30 days of the center permanently reopening. . This is not a work from home position.
Required Technical and Professional Expertise
At least 1 years’ experience in Software Testing
Experience in Agile Scrum environments and with virtual teams.
At least 1 years experience in core JAVA, Selenium, TestNG.
Experience in Continuous testing tools like Jenkins, Maven, GIT, etc
- Experience in REST/SOAP UI & API Testing
- Experience in Database testing using SQL
Excellent client interaction and communication skills.
Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
At least 2 years’ experience in creating automation testing strategy/test plan and automation design documents
At least 2 years’ experience in standard test methodologies like SDLC, Agile etc.
At least 2 years’ experience in scripting with languages like Java, C# etc.
At least 2 years hands on experience in developing automation test scripts as also in creation of test automation framework and design.
Experience in core JAVA, Selenium, TestNG, jUnit.
Experience in Continuous testing and DevOPS tools like Jenkins, Maven, GIT, etc
Understanding of the OOP concept
Experience in REST/SOAP UI & API Testing
Experience in writing Database queries using SQL
Excellent client interaction and communication skills.
2 years of Overall IT Experience
About Business UnitIBM Services is a team of business, strategy and technology consultants that design, build, and run foundational systems and services that is the backbone of the world's economy. IBM Services partners with the world's leading companies in over 170 countries to build smarter businesses by reimagining and reinventing through technology, with its outcome-focused methodologies, industry-leading portfolio and world class research and operations expertise leading to results-driven innovation and enduring excellence.
Your Life @ IBMWhat matters to you when you’re looking for your next career challenge?
Maybe you want to get involved in work that really changes the world? What about somewhere with incredible and diverse career and development opportunities – where you can truly discover your passion? Are you looking for a culture of openness, collaboration and trust – where everyone has a voice? What about all of these? If so, then IBM could be your next career challenge. Join us, not to do something better, but to attempt things you never thought possible.
Impact. Inclusion. Infinite Experiences. Do your best work ever.
About IBMIBM’s greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that through the application of intelligence, reason and science, we can improve business, society and the human condition, bringing the power of an open hybrid cloud and AI strategy to life for our clients and partners around the world.Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are not only one of the largest corporate organizations in the world, we’re also one of the biggest technology and consulting employers, with many of the Fortune 50 companies relying on the IBM Cloud to run their business. At IBM, we pride ourselves on being an early adopter of artificial intelligence, quantum computing and blockchain. Now it’s time for you to join us on our journey to being a responsible technology innovator and a force for good in the world.
Location StatementIBM offers a wide range of resources for eligible IBMers to thrive both inside and outside of work. In addition to a competitive benefits program consisting of medical and life insurance, retirement plans, and time off, eligible employees may also have access to:
- 12 weeks of paid parental bonding leave. Family care options are also available to support eligible employees during COVID-19.
- World-class training and educational resources on our personalized, AI-driven learning platform. IBM's learning culture supports your restless attitude to grow your skills and build the depth and scale of knowledge needed to achieve your career goals.
- Well-being programs to support mental and physical health.
- Financial programs that empower you to plan, save, and manage your money (including expert financial counseling, 401(k), IBM stock discount, etc.).
- Select educational reimbursement opportunities.
- Diverse and inclusive employee resource groups where you can network and connect with IBMers across the globe.
- Giving and volunteer programs to benefit charitable organizations and local communities.
- Discounts on retail products, services, and experiences.
We consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable law.
IBM will not be providing visa sponsorship for this position now or in the future. Therefore, in order to be considered for this position, you must have the ability to work without a need for current or future visa sponsorship.
Being You @ IBMIBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, pregnancy, disability, age, veteran status, or other characteristics. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.