Test Specialist Custom Applications

Job Description
Job description
The (Senior) Test Specialist understands the business requirements, designs and executes test cases in order to achieve an optimal requirement coverage. She or he participates in the test design and architecture of the application and is able to fulfill the tasks according to the test strategy. Assists more junior members of the team and controls their work where applicable.
The (Senior) Test Specialist will be part of a Test Center with several testing paths possible to be followed: Business Testing, Infrastructure and Environment Testing, Load- and Performance Testing, Test Data Management, Test Architecture and Test Automation.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Designs, develops and documents functional and non-functional test cases
  • Executes and documents functional and/or non-functional test cases according to the testing path chosen
  • Executes manual and/or automated test cases according to the test path chosen.
  • Works closely with the test lead, software architect and contributes in defining the optimum test solution
  • Reports, tracks and retests defects
  • Understands the test strategy and ensures that every task is fulfilled according to it
  • Provides test estimates and supports the test lead with input for the test reporting, test documentation and planning

Technical Skills:
  • 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 architecture
  • Experience in understanding, creating and adapting the test strategy
  • General Overview on the Software Development Lifecycle
  • ISTQB Foundation is a plus
  • Nice to have experience in technologies like (or similar to): XML, Integration Bus, SOA, Cloud, JEE, UML, Architecture Modelling, Integration Architecture, Linux, Jenkins
  • Nice to have experience in tools like (or similar to): Confluence, JIRA, Selenium, Test Data Management Tools, Performance Testing Tools


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 architecture
  • Experience in understanding, creating and adapting the test strategy
  • General Overview on the Software Development Lifecycle
  • ISTQB Foundation is a plus


Preferred Tech and Prof Experience

  • Experience in technologies like (or similar to): XML, Integration Bus, SOA, Cloud, JEE, UML, Architecture Modelling, Integration Architecture, Linux, Jenkins
  • Experience in tools like (or similar to): Confluence, JIRA, Selenium, Test Data Management Tools, Performance Testing Tools


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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