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IBM Software Test Specialist in Poughkeepsie, New York


At IBM, work is more than a job - it's a calling: To build. To design. To code. To consult. To think along with clients and sell. To make markets. To invent. To collaborate. Not just to do something better, but to attempt things you've never thought possible. Are you ready to lead in this new era of technology and solve some of the world's most challenging problems? If so, lets talk.

Your Role and Responsibilities

You will work as a key member of the development teams, interacting with the performance team, other software developers, architects, information developers and network engineers. As part of this focused team, you will apply your skills in Java, Ruby, Python, and other programming languages to write programs that test and stress IBM Z offerings to ensure they can stand up to the abuse they get from customers. You will use your passion for correctness to verify that the software behaves for the users who will someday need to use it to get things done. You will design tests to ensure the new stuff that your team has built this year does not interfere with what the team built last year. Because of your tenacity and attention to detail, customers will be confident their software will keep working the way it should.

Job Duties:

The primary role of an enterprise software tester is to both validate and break software yielding high quality solutions that can offer up to 99.99999% uptime for our clients. Not only does one need to test new functionality for correctness but also for other enterprise software facets such as usability, security, load/stress impacts, recoverability, and performance. Key responsibilities include:

  • Test scenario design, development, execution, result analysis, and automation

  • Defect artifact collection, creation, management, and fix verification

  • Test system and environment maintenance and administration

  • Actively participate as a member of the agile test team

  • Workload development, modification, and maintenance

  • Innovate to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of daily operations and testing processes

About the Team

As a software test member of the agile test team, you would participate in designing, developing, executing, and evaluating solutions and features progressing through the software development life cycle. When defects or anomalies are discovered, the test team captures the data to describe the state of the system, environment, and application in defect records. Once defects are created, testers further assist with documentation collection and analysis, monitor the record for updates, then installing and verifying fixes. Responsibilities of this tester role also includes the maintenance and administration of the test environment and system that is up and running continuously. This includes installing updates, configuring system resources, installing solution exploiters, and monitoring the systems. In addition to starting, stopping, and monitoring applications and workloads that exploit solutions, the team also helps develop and maintains the workloads. The tester role empowers one who likes to have a breadth of skill across many different areas, is curious, work well in teams, and thinks 'outside the box'.


Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Quick learner of new systems, processes, and tools

  • Good at logical thinking, with analytical and communication skills

  • Works well in teams with strong interpersonal skills

  • Familiar with agile Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) methodologies and practices

  • Creative and innovative problem solving

  • Familiar with at least one of basic programming language such as Python, JavaScript, Java, Ruby, C/C++, or other

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Enterprise software experience

  • Demonstrated experience in software testing and/or certifications

  • Automation experience

About Business UnitIBM Systems helps IT leaders think differently about their infrastructure. IBM servers and storage are no longer inanimate - they can understand, reason, and learn so our clients can innovate while avoiding IT issues. Our systems power the world's most important industries and our clients are the architects of the future. Join us to help build our leading-edge technology portfolio designed for cognitive business and optimized for cloud computing.

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.