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IBM Test Manager in Halifax, Nova Scotia


As a Test Specialist at IBM, your analytical and technical skills will directly impact the quality of the software we create. Come work in an agile environment where you will help each iteration reach the next level. Whether the testing is manual, automated, or cognitive, you hold a key role in releasing the best deliverables to IBM'ers and our clients.

Your Role and Responsibilities

As a Test Manager (Test Specialist, Test Management) you will use your expertise in the planning, design, management, execution and reporting of tests - using appropriate testing tools and techniques - to ensure that IBM systems (new and amended) conform to exacting standards.​ Why?​ So they'll perform as specified, with any interface, to meet clients' business goals.​ You will deliver on that promise with exceptional testing strategies, test plans, test cases, test reports and quality metrics.​

You will primarily apply your technical skills in an internal or external customer services and implementation environment.​ This specialization is usually performed by senior test practitioner with experience in leading large test teams. You will have relevant experience of 7 years in the IT testing environment with at least 4 years in a testing leadership role. ​You have demonstrated experience in the development and sign-off of the test strategies for the solution and coordinating all test activities within the project and you have the ability to work smoothly and successfully with people of varied experience, skill levels.


  • At the outset of the project in collaboration with the other stakeholders, devise the test objectives, test strategies and test plans;

  • Responsible for leading, supporting and guiding IT testing projects to realize ambitious business targets;

  • Provide strategic direction to ensure that the project is supporting the client's vision, goals and objectives;

  • Experience developing positive and effective relationships at all levels including business, vendors, executives, management, sponsors and team members;

  • Be well versed in the structures, processes, and procedures to manage project delivery;

  • Understand the practical application of metrics to report on the health and progress of the project;

  • Ensure there are regular reviews, there is accountability and that management of projects, stakeholders and suppliers is in place;

  • Understand the various methods for delivery and ensure that the most appropriate procedures are being utilized to achieve success;

  • Well versed with Industry standards, testing certifications and drives efforts to bring the project into conformance with such standards, facilitates the development, implementation and adherence of testing department standards in partnership with other test team leadership;

  • Understand and track complex project costs together with wider costs of administering the project;

  • Develop the plan of bringing together the information on priorities, dependencies, impacts, projects, resources, timescales, monitoring and control;

  • Responsible for planning the test activities and delivering the test project on time and within budget while meeting all quality objectives;

  • Will guide and monitor the analysis, design, implementation and execution of the test cases, test procedures and test suites in IBM's Collaborative Lifecycle Management suite;

  • Will effectively communicate and coordinate between the offshore team and client.

  • Must relocate or located in Bedford NS.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Experience in software engineering and verification techniques;

  • Experience estimating work effort;

  • Test case development;

  • Ability to quickly learn a large and complex system;

  • Excellent team working skills;

  • Excellent problem-solving skills;

  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills;

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Experience working in various test phases such as system test, integration test and acceptance test;

  • Experience in leading large test teams;

  • Experience in planning and leading a team executing manual and automated tests;

Must have the ability to work in Canada without sponsorship.

About Business UnitIBM Consulting is IBM's consulting and global professional services business, with market leading capabilities in business and technology transformation. With deep expertise in many industries, we offer strategy, experience, technology, and operations services to many of the most innovative and valuable companies in the world. Our people are focused on accelerating our clients' businesses through the power of collaboration. We believe in the power of technology responsibly used to help people, partners and the planet.

This role requires you to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to your start date. Full vaccination refers to receiving dosage of COVID-19 vaccines that provide full protection in accordance with Canada Public Health and WHO guidance (full series of a 2 dose vaccine plus 14 days or a one dose vaccine plus 14 days from the last dose). Proof of vaccination status will be required. Booster vaccination requirements may be required. If you are unable to be vaccinated due to medical or religious reasons, we offer accommodations in accordance with applicable law.

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Location StatementThis role will involve working with technology that is covered by Export Regulations sanctions. If you are a Foreign National from any of the following US sanctioned countries (Cuba, Iran, North Korea, and Syria) on a work permit, you are not eligible for employment in this position.

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