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Your Role and Responsibilities
As an Automation Test Engineer, you will build test plans, test scenarios and test data to support development projects and project requirements and design documents. You will execute test cases/scripts/scenarios on schedule (Functional, Systems Integration, and Regression Testing), and open defects as needed. Your proficiency is measured based on production stability and the number of defects.
An ambitious, self-directed individual, who can work proactively to march towards agreed targets and goals, ability to handle challenges and uncertainties. You are curious to learn as demonstrated by your up-to-date technical knowledge. You are a good team player and you are familiar with Agile methodologies and principles and/or have experience working in an Agile team. We seek an applicant who will thrive in an open, dynamic, flexible, fun, spirited, collaborative environment; an individual who desires creative freedom and the opportunity to work in a high performing team.
Evaluate the functional and non-functional requirements for test-ability, and use suitable cases for automation
Develop/build test automation strategy and focus specifically on maximizing reusability for regression
Design, build and execute automated tests to validate data centric applications
Identify regression testing needs and create and maintain an Automated Regression Suite
Provide test execution reports
Work closely with architects to analyze the end-to-end scenarios, gather requirements, and design the test cases that needs to be automated
Maintain automated scripts utilizing the existing framework, adhering to coding standards
Suggest/explore alternate tools for automation to bring-in more productivity and coverage
Participate in troubleshooting and drive root cause analysis and resolution
Required Technical and Professional Expertise
Minimum 5 years of relevant experience in Test automation tool primarily using Java with Selenium preferably in Data Engineering projects
Deep understanding in developing test scripts using tools like Selenium with Gherkins/Cucumber frameworks
Proficient in database fundamentals and exposure to complex SQLs. (DB2/Oracle/MySQL)
Experience as Test Automation Specialist and act as Data Steward while being able to prepare test data with necessary support from BA/PO
Experience with source control management tools (GitHub, Jenkins)
In-depth experience with using Agile lifecycle management tools like Jira
Proven ability in building test strategy and test plans for data centric application development projects
Comfortable with frequent, incremental code testing and deployment
Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
Expertise in programming languages like Java or Scala is desirable
Familiarity with Agile development along with experience in Cloud infrastructure like IBM cloud
Hands on experience with Data Analysis & Querying using SQLs and considerable exposure to ETL processes.
Expertise in testing Cloud native applications with High Volume Data processing.
Familiarity with load testing for multiple microservice components
Ambitious individual who can work under their own direction towards agreed targets/goals and with creative approach to work
Intuitive individual with an ability to manage change and proven time management
Proven interpersonal skills while contributing to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed
Up-to-date technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing publications
About Business Unit
We, at the IBM Chief Information Office (CIO) are a dynamic group of business, strategy and technology professionals, who provide top-of-the-line industry consulting, application and business process delivery, and follow agile values and principles. CIO is at the forefront of the digital reinvention of key applications used across IBM globally, providing value-led and asset-powered end-to-end solutions.
We are a cross-functional organization that provides IT applications and infrastructure services to IBM Business Units and to IBMers worldwide. Our mission is to provide a productive environment for everyone at IBM. We do this by leading with Design to drive simplicity and ease of use, Engineering the systems that own the business, and Innovating to transform the business. We continually Deepen our Agile practices while ensuring we Secure the Enterprise.
Your Life @ IBM
What matters to you when you’re looking for your next career challenge?
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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