Junior Test Automation Specialist (East Lansing)

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.

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The Test Automation Specialist is a 1-2 years of hands on role that requires strong experience in creating and implementing test automation strategy via developing, coding and executing test case and test script frameworks using automated tools such as Rational Functional Tester, Rational suite tools, HP tool sets such as Quick Test Pro (QTP)/ Unified Functional Tester (UFT), Performance test tools like JMeter, Load Runner or open source test automation tools such as Selenium and Appium. The Test Automation specialist should be able to learn any test automation tool and scripting language quickly.You should have strong experience in Test Planning, Execution, Defect Management and reporting process.

The IBM Client Innovation Center is an in-bound delivery model where we support our clients from our EAST LANSING 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 approximately 50% of the time. This is a traditional office position. You must live in or be willing to relocate to MICHIGAN . The work location is 196 Crescent Rd, East Lansing, MI 48824 . This is not a work from home position.

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.

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.

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! gbscicel

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • At least 1 years of Overall IT Experience
  • At least 1 year experience in creating automation testing strategy/test plan and automation design document
  • At least 2 years experience in standard test methodologies like SDLC , Agile etc.
  • At least 1 year experience in scripting with languages like Java, C# etc.
  • At least 1 year hands on experience in developing automation test scripts as also in creation of test automation framework, and design.
  • Should have good knowledge of BDD, TDD, and automation tool sets and different test process and methodologies.
  • Excellent client interaction and communication skills.
  • Experience in core JAVA, Selenium, Appium, TestNG, jUnit.
  • Experience in Performance test Tools Load Runner, JMeter etc.
  • Understanding of the OOP concepts
  • Understanding and Experience in Mobile Testing, API Testing
  • Mortgage Industry domain skills / experience required

Preferred Tech and Prof Experience

  • 1+ years of experience in creating Test Automation framework
  • 1+ years of experience in Performance Testing.
  • At least 1 years experience in the creation of automation testing strategy/test plan and automation design document
  • 2 years experience in Software testing for established methodologies such as Agile Continuous Integration/Development
  • Hands on experience with mySql, Jenkins, Maven, SVN and SauceLabs
  • 2 years experience in scripting language
  • 2 years hands on experience in creating automation scripts.
  • Good REST/SOAP UI & API Testing Experience.

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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