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IBM Test Automation Lead/Architect in Monroe, Louisiana


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

The IBM Client Innovation Center Monroe, LA is expanding and has immediate opportunities for experienced forward-thinking Test Automation Lead/Architect with a passion for growth and innovation. The success of IBM is in your hands as you transform vital business needs into innovation solutions to drive growth for our clients. Our clients are some of the world's leading companies and you will be part of challenging projects to build and support technical solutions for their needs You will have access to the latest education, tools and technology, and a limitless career path with the world's technology leader. Come to IBM and make a global impact!

As a Test Automation Architect, you should have 6+ years of hands-on lead role

that requires strong experience in creating and implementing test automation

strategy. You should have experience in developing, coding and executing test case

and test script frameworks using one of the automated tools such as

Rational Functional Tester, Selenium, Quick Test Pro (QTP)/ Unified Functional Tester

(UFT). You should also be comfortable with API Test Automation and DevOps tools

required in CICD. Candidates must have the ability to work in the United States without a current or future need for visa sponsorship.

The successful candidates for this position will become members of our Client Innovation Team. You will work closely across the CIC network to delight our customers with leading edge solutions with a keen focus on quality and client satisfaction. In addition to strong collaboration across the team, you will be virtually integrated into our deep learning and knowledge program as well as employee engagement across NA. All resources in our CIC network may be requested to travel depending on specific client project needs. US Travel is typically related to knowledge transfer and client relationship building at the client site, as well as subsequent travel for key milestones or project initiatives. Travel is generally no more than 50% of the time.

Preferred locations: Bentonville, Fayetteville, Fort Smith & Little Rock AR; Durant OK; Memphis TN; and Tyler TX

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • 6+ years of experience working in an IT environment as a Tech Lead, and/or Architect, creating, leading/executing the automation strategy and leading medium level test automation projects.

  • Experience in design and development of Test automation framework and test scripts.

  • Strong experience in core JAVA/C#, cucumber, python

  • Hands on experience in one of the Test Automation tools - Selenium/ RFT/ UFT.

  • Experience in advanced SQL, and Test Data management best practices.

  • Experience in assessment of test automation tools and technologies.

  • Experience working with CI/CD cycle, Agile methodology and DevOps pipeline with Jenkins, Maven, GIT

  • Experience with API Test Automation using at least one of the following SOAP UI/REST Assured/Postman.

  • Demonstrate in depth knowledge and work experience with major industry (AWS, and/or Azure) cloud solutions.

  • Excellent client interaction and communication skills.

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • 1 year of experience in Service virtualization tools such as Parasoft, RTVS, Lisa

  • 1 year of experience in Performance Testing tools Load Runner or JMeter

  • 1 year of experience in Mobile Automation Testing using either Perfecto or Appium.

  • 1 year experience in salesforce , Tosca

About Business UnitIBM Services is a team of business, strategy and technology consultants that design, build, and run foundational systems and services that is the backbone of the world's economy. IBM Services partners with the world's leading companies in over 170 countries to build smarter businesses by reimagining and reinventing through technology, with its outcome-focused methodologies, industry-leading portfolio and world class research and operations expertise leading to results-driven innovation and enduring excellence.

This job requires you to be fully COVID-19 vaccinated prior to your start date, where legally permissible. Proof of vaccination status will be required. If you are unable to be vaccinated due to medical, pregnancy or religious reasons, we offer accommodations in accordance with applicable law.

Your Life @ IBMAre you craving to learn more? Prepared to solve some of the world's most unique challenges? And ready to shape the future for millions of people? If so, then it's time to join us, express your individuality, unleash your curiosity and discover new possibilities.

Every IBMer, and potential ones like yourself, has a voice, carves their own path, and uses their expertise to help co-create and add to our story. Together, we have the power to make meaningful change - to alter the fabric of our clients, of society and IBM itself, to create a truly positive impact and make the world work better for everyone.

It's time to define your career.

About IBMIBM's greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that through the application of intelligence, reason and science, we can improve business, society and the human condition, bringing the power of an open hybrid cloud and AI strategy to life for our clients and partners around the world.Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are not only one of the largest corporate organizations in the world, we're also one of the biggest technology and consulting employers, with many of the Fortune 50 companies relying on the IBM Cloud to run their business. At IBM, we pride ourselves on being an early adopter of artificial intelligence, quantum computing and blockchain. Now it's time for you to join us on our journey to being a responsible technology innovator and a force for good in the world.

Location StatementIBM offers a wide range of resources for eligible IBMers to thrive both inside and outside of work. In addition to a competitive benefits program consisting of medical and life insurance, retirement plans, and time off, eligible employees may also have access to:

*12 weeks of paid parental bonding leave. Family care options are also available to support eligible employees during COVID-19.

*World-class training and educational resources on our personalized, AI-driven learning platform. IBM's learning culture supports your restless attitude to grow your skills and build the depth and scale of knowledge needed to achieve your career goals.

*Well-being programs to support mental and physical health.

*Financial programs that empower you to plan, save, and manage your money (including expert financial counseling, 401(k), IBM stock discount, etc.).

*Select educational reimbursement opportunities.

*Diverse and inclusive employee resource groups where you can network and connect with IBMers across the globe.

*Giving and volunteer programs to benefit charitable organizations and local communities.

*Discounts on retail products, services, and experiences.

We consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable law.

IBM will not be providing visa sponsorship for this position now or in the future. Therefore, in order to be considered for this position, you must have the ability to work without a need for current or future visa sponsorship.

Being You @ IBMIBM 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, pregnancy, disability, age, veteran status, or other characteristics. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.