Functional Tester

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City : Halifax

Category : Other

Industry : Technology/Computer Services

Employer : IBM

Introduction
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
IBM Global Business Services (GBS) helps our clients fundamentally redesign experiences to create new sources of value, digitally reinvent their operations for great efficiency and transform their entire enterprises through cognitive. We invite you to consider joining IBM's global reach, outcome-focused methodologies, domain skills and deep industry expertise that are helping transform the way we live and work.
IBM's state-of-the-art Client Innovation Centre (CIC) opened in Nova Scotia in March 2013 and is the first of its kind in Canada. The Centre weaves together IBM’s business insights and industry-leading software portfolio and is ideally suited for any client that needs flexible access to emerging or niche skills that may not be cost effective to grow internally. In addition, our focus on our team is unparalleled as demonstrated by the following:
  • The CIC NS is one of IBM’s highest performing delivery centres worldwide – for retention, client satisfaction and utilization. Our employees are empowered to stay and grow within IBM.
  • More than 100 of our employees received promotion in 2015 alone. Structured career development programs are helping us grow our future leaders from within.
  • We are very focused on continuous skill development – staff training is our third largest annual Centre investment. Employees are immersed in a culture of learning and constant growth.
  • Investment in key partnership with universities, government and private sector groups which has resulted in IBM having a key influencing role in Nova Scotia’s ICT industry, especially in talent development.
We are currently recruiting for top talent in the area of Test Specialists – Functional Testers. If you are on top of your profession and possess the following key skills, we invite you to apply to our openings.

Job Profile:
Our Application Management Services Testing and Performance practice is a global leader in providing clients with multiple application development and integration related services and support capacities. As a Functional Tester, you are a key contributor to the implementation of business and technical solutions for clients with overall view of functional testing for client based applications.

As a Tester for Functional Testing, you specialize in the analysis of applications with an eye to quality. This role is responsible for examining and evaluating the functional requirements for the applications and drives the quality of how the applications are designed to work.

Requirements:
  • Identifying system functional errors of our client’s applications based on the expected design of these applications.
  • Understand the requirements and characteristics end-to-end IT solution being developed.
  • Examining and evaluating functionality of the applications and drive the solution with the IT team.
  • Understand the test strategy and evaluate the direction for testing to validate application readiness and help transition solutions into production.
  • Work with test tools and test methods that adequately stress the system.
  • Providing technical leadership and assist with test planning.
  • Providing leadership for test design and guidance during test specification development.
  • Working with the project manager to identify and plan non-functional testing related activities and deliver a project on time and budget while meeting all quality objectives
  • Identifying infrastructure related issues during functional and non-functional test phases
  • Interacting with internal and client cross-functional teams to ensure successful execution of the test cases during development and successful transition to production
  • Identify risk areas, understand performance requirements, estimate response and throughput characteristics, and anticipate growth capability for a project
  • Perform technical assessment of the feasibility of the performance requirements in light of the outline system architecture
  • Support Proposals and responses to RFPs

Qualifications:
  • Minimum of 4 years demonstrated experience in the planning, design, management, execution, and reporting of non-functional tests using appropriate testing tools and techniques.
  • Proficiency with performance test tools, such as Rational Performance Tester, LoadRunner, and others
  • Good understanding of Performance Engineering concepts and analysis
  • Experience with analyzing test results and resolving performance-related issues
  • Ability to Perform Vendor / Product / Design / Implementation Tools Selection
  • Working knowledge of various infrastructure components including networking, messaging, data, UNIX shell scripts and web-applications.
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities including managing teams and project assignments, designing and executing processes and plans, resolving issues and building consensus across groups.
  • Excellent people management skills
  • Excellent organizational skills to track, monitor, and report testing progress
  • Detail oriented multi-tasker with ability to prioritize and manage conflicting demands to targeted deadlines.


Required Technical and Professional Expertise
  • Experience in Software Testing in at least one of the testing paths described above
  • Experience in test method, test design, test execution, test documentation, reporting and specification
  • Experience in understanding, creating and adapting the test strategy


Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

Must be eligible for Enhanced reliability status
Secret Clearance nice to have



Must have the ability to work in Canada without sponsorship.
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.

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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.

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About IBMIBM’s greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that progress is made through progressive thinking, progressive leadership, progressive policy and progressive action. IBMers believe that the application of intelligence, reason and science can improve business, society and the human condition. Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with more than 380,000 IBMers serving clients in 170 countries.

Location StatementThis role will involve working with technology that is covered by Export Regulations sanctions. If you are a Foreign National from any of the following US sanctioned countries (Cuba, Iran, North Korea, and Syria) on a work permit, you are not eligible for employment in this position.

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