IBM Test Architect in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Job Description

IBM Global Business Services (GBS) is a team of business, strategy and technology consultants enabling enterprises to make smarter decisions and providing unparalleled client and consumer experiences in cognitive, data analytics, cloud technology and mobile app development. With global reach, outcome-focused methodologies and deep industry expertise, IBM GBS empowers clients to digitally reinvent their business and get the competitive edge in the cognitive era in over 170 countries.

As a Test Architect, you will be responsible to conduct workshops with the business teams and subject matter experts to collect, analyze and understand the business requirements and develop a test strategy to ensure all the applications are tested in appropriate environments with appropriate data. You will also provide guidance on test automation, test data management, and test environment setup as required. You will recommend the industry best practices / policies and test accelerators to enable continuous improvement. You will develop methods / processes for defect management including timely closure of defects. You will track process deviations, perform root cause analysis (RCA) and enhance processes as required. You will participate in team meetings, review the work performed and mentor / coach the team as necessary. You will also identify / harvest reusable assets for future iterations / releases. You will also provide necessary assistance to test managers as and when required.

The IBM Client Innovation Center is an in-bound delivery model where we support our clients from our East Lansing center. However, some travel is expected and all candidates must be willing and able to travel to meet our client needs across the US. Travel is typically related to knowledge transfer and training at the client site (Monday thru Friday). You are expected to travel approximately 50% of the time. This is a traditional office position. You must live in or be willing to relocate near Lansing, Michigan OR near Baton Rouge, Louisiana . This is not a work from home position.


Health Insurance. Paid time off. Corporate Holidays. Sick leave. Family planning. Financial Guidance. Competitive 401K. Training and Learning. We continue to expand our benefits and programs, offering some of the best support, guidance and coverage for a diverse employee population.


Our goal is to be essential to the world, which starts with our people. Company wide we kicked off an internal talent strategy program called Go Organic. At our core, we are committed to believing and investing in our workforce through:

  • Skill development: helping our employees grow their foundational skills

  • Finding the dream job at IBM: navigating our company with the potential for many careers by channeling an employee’s strengths and career aspirations

  • Diversity of people: Diversity of thought driving collective innovation


With an employee population of 375,000 in over 170 countries, amazingly we connect, collaborate, and care. IBMers drive a corporate culture of shared responsibility. We love grand challenges and everyday improvements for our company and for the world. We care about each other, our clients, and the communities we live, work, and play in!




Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Experience in managing Medium to complex Test projects (SDLC/AGILE) .

  • Strong Technical Test Lead experience with abilities to design Test strategies, Test Automation framework, Test environments etc. 6+ years

  • Experience working with clients to build a comprehensive and effective solution and strategies.

  • Strong experience in Mobile testing, Database testing , API Testing , Continuous testing using DevOps tools.

  • Experience in Test Automation tools like UFT/Selenium etc and test management tools like JIRA, RQM, ALM etc

  • Experience in programming languages like Java, C#. and BDD concepts using Cucumber.

  • Experience in DevOps Jenkins, Maven, , GIT etc. and API Testing tools like Postman, RESTetc.

  • Experience in writing complexed queries using SQL

  • Strong Experience in creating Test Automation frameworks and innovative solutions for process improvements.

Preferred Tech and Prof Experience

  • Test Architect Certification.

  • Strong experience in setting up an entire Test Process Framework for clients

  • 12+ years of Overall IT Experience

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.