Lead Test Automation Specialist

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.

As a Test Lead, you will collaborate with the stakeholders and use your expertise to plan, design, create, execute and manage test strategies for the client. You will ensure the tools, procedures and processes used are in compliance with IBM testing strategy and the client's business objectives. You will be responsible to lead, mentor and provide directions to the testers and ensure timely delivery in addition to providing hands-on support as needed. You will also ensure the team understands the client's vision and help realize the business objectives. You will coordinate work between the subject matter experts and onshore / offshore teams effectively and provide accurate estimates. You will be responsible for defect management including timely closure of defects. You will track, document and manage all issues, dependencies and risks regularly. You will collect and analyze the project metrics and report the health and progress of the project to all stakeholders periodically. You will develop and maintain a positive professional relationship with all teams and stakeholders.

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 near Lansing, Michigan . 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

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

  • Hands on experience as a Senior Technical Test Lead / Manager
  • At least 4 years experience in the creating test automation strategy / test plan and automation design documents
  • At least 6 years experience in standard test methodologies like SDLC , Agile etc.
  • At least 4 years experience in scripting with languages like Java, C# etc.
  • At least 6 years hands on experience in developing automation test scripts as also in creation of test automation framework, and design.
  • Experience with Manual Testing Processes and various Test Methodologies
  • Strong experience in various types of testing including Mobile testing, Database testing , API Testing etc.

Preferred Tech and Prof Experience

  • 6 years of experience in creating Test Automation framework from scratch
  • 4 years of experience in Performance Testing.
  • 6 years of experience in the creation of automation testing strategy/test plan and automation design documents
  • 6 years of experience in Software testing for established methodologies such as Agile Continuous Integration/Development
  • Hands on experience with mySQL, Jenkins, Maven, SVN and SauceLabs
  • 6 years of experience in scripting language
  • 6 years of hands on experience in creating automation scripts.
  • Good REST/SOAP UI & API Testing Experience.
  • 9 to 12 years of Overall IT 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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