Junior Test Analyst

Job Description
IBM Global Business Services (GBS) is a team of business, strategy and technology consultants enabling enterprises to make smarter decisions and providing unparalleled client and consumer experiences in cognitive, data analytics, cloud technology and mobile app development. With global reach, outcome-focused methodologies and deep industry expertise, IBM GBS empowers clients to digitally reinvent their business and get the competitive edge in the cognitive era in over 170 countries.

Bottom line? We outthink ordinary. Discover what you can do at IBM.

IBM Services Center in Baton Rouge has immediate opportunities for experienced, forward thinking Application Test Analysts with a passion for growth and innovation.

Join our team and utilize leading-edge technology to configure, develop, deliver and support applications for our clients in areas such as mobile, Big Data, Cloud Computing or Smarter Commerce. Our clients are some of the world's leading companies and you will be part of challenging projects to build and support technical solutions for their needs.

The Application Testing Analyst 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 3 years 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.

Candidates must have the ability to work in the United States without a current or future need for visa sponsorship.

Successful candidates for these positions will work on-site at the IBM Client Innovation Center in Baton Rouge. The IBM Client Innovation Center is an in-bound delivery model where we support our clients from our Baton Rouge 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. This is a traditional office position. You must live in, or be willing to relocate to, Louisiana. The work location is 100 North Street Baton Rouge, LA 70802. This is not a work from home position.

BENEFITS
Health Insurance. Paid time off. Corporate Holidays. Sick leave. Family planning. Financial Guidance. Competitive 401K. Training and Learning. We continue to expand our benefits and programs, offering some of the best support,guidance and coverage for a diverse employee population.
CAREER GROWTH
Our goal is to be essential to the world, which starts with our people. Company wide we kicked off an internal talent strategy program called Go Organic. At our core, we are committed to believing and investing in our workforce through:

  • Skill development: helping our employees grow their foundational skills
  • Finding the dream job at IBM: navigating our company with the potential for many careers by channeling an employee's strengths and career aspirations
  • Diversity of people: Diversity of thought driving collective innovation

In 2015, Go Organic filled approximately 50% of our open positions with internal talent that were promoted into the role.
CORPORATE CITIZENSHIP
With an employee population of 375,000 in over 170 countries, amazingly we connect, collaborate, and care. IBMers drive a corporate culture of shared responsibility. We love grand challenges and everyday improvements for our company and for the world. We care about each other, our clients, and the communities we live, work, and play in! GBSCICBR - Baton Rouge CICNewOrleans

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Minimum of 1 years of experience in the following:
    • Create test plans, test cases and test data to support web application development projects based on the project requirements and design documents.
    • Execute test cases/scripts/scenarios on schedule (Functional, Systems Integration, and Regression Testing), and open defects as needed; Retest after defects are fixed.
    • Business Requirements is understood and analyzed by having frequent interaction with developer and product owner.
    • Clearly communicate status and defects to team lead and developers
    • Perform assigned test scripts and deliverables on schedule and with high quality.
  • Required education (Bachelor's Degree) must be obtained prior to first day of work.


Preferred Tech and Prof Experience

  • A minimum of at least 3 years of experience in the following is preferred:
    • Create test plans, test cases and test data to support web application development projects based on the project requirements and design documents.
    • Execute test cases/scripts/scenarios on schedule (Functional, Systems Integration, and Regression Testing), and open defects as needed; Retest after defects are fixed.
    • Business Requirements is understood and analyzed by having frequent interaction with developer and product owner.
    • Clearly communicate status and defects to team lead and developers
    • Perform assigned test scripts and deliverables on schedule and with high quality.
    • Experience in Agile Scrum environments and with virtual teams.


EO Statement
IBM 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, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.


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