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IBM Qualification Engineer - Functional Testing in Bangalore, India


The IBM mainframe (Z Systems) is responsible for most credit card transactions and is used by the many of the top insurers, banks, retailers, and airlines.

IBM z/VM® is an operating system with highly secure and scalable hypervisor and virtualization technology designed to run Linux®, z/OS®, z/VSE® and z/TPF virtual machines as well as Red Hat® OpenShift® on IBM zSystems™ and IBM LinuxONE servers. z/VM provides a highly secure and scalable environment for efficiently running critical Linux applications, with support for more Linux virtual servers than any other platform in a single footprint.

The z/VM team is a worldwide team, primarily located in Poughkeepsie, NY with expansion plans in Bangalore, India. All phases of the software life cycle are performed within this team, including the design, development, test, performance, as well as supporting the product in the field with customers. Agile methodologies are used throughout the life cycle.

We are looking for qualified software engineer candidates to be part of our IBM Z Systems team, to help us take z/VM virtualization to the next level on the mainframe.

Your Role and Responsibilities

  • As a Qualification Engineer you will be involved in coming up with the test plan, developing test scenarios /case, executing the scenario associated with Network/Security and system management components in the z/VM stack.

  • Understand the new features , Prepare test environments and test cases for the z/VM components.

  • Analyse test results, discover the functional problems and report/raise problem in the defect tracking tools.

  • Collaborate with development team and work towards (a) Suggesting the fixes (b) resolving the defects (Recreating the issue, capturing logs,... etc)

  • Participate in Quality improvement activities - rootcause analysis, Test improvements and automation.

  • Document technical issues and solutions

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

Required Technical and Professional Expertise with relevant experience of 3- 6 years:

Must have:

  • Minimum of 3+ years in working with Unix/Linux based products in validating products/solutions developed in C or C++.

  • Proven track record (minimum 3yrs) in verifying/validating/Qualifying any of the Network Product (router/switches) or Netware Layer2 - layer ) or Network technologies.

  • )Sound knowledge of virtualisation concepts, especially LPAR, KVM and z/VM

  • Ability to write/modifying Shell Programs - Bash, KSH, CSH.(Familiar with REXX would be advantageous)

Good to have:

  • Extremely comfortable in Linux/unix development environment - commands/shell, Libraries and managing the development environment.

  • Excellent programming and debugging skills in C/C++ Strong team player with good communication and interpersonal skills

  • Proven ability to work effectively in a global team environment

  • Proven command over the English language, both written and verbal

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Sound knowledge of virtualisation concepts, especially LPAR, KVM and z/VM;

  • Solid understanding of systems architecture (Hardware/ Firmware)

  • Knowledge of Linux administration

  • Familiar with IBM Mainframe environment (hands-on would be Plus)

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This job requires you to be fully COVID-19 vaccinated prior to your start date and proof of vaccination status will be required before your start date. During the Onboarding process you will be asked to confirm your vaccination status, in case you are unable to get vaccinated for any reason, you can let us know at that stage. Please let us know if you are unable to be vaccinated due to medical or religious reasons. IBM will consider such requests on a case by case basis subject to submission of required proof by the candidate before a stipulated date.

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