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IBM Senior Test Architect in Toronto, Ontario


As an IBM Senior Test Architect, you directly help clients transform their business and solve complex problems. You will define the scope and vision for projects that deliver customized solutions using your knowledge of IBM platforms. You are a technical leader, serving as a liaison among business partners, technical resources, and project stakeholders.

Your Role and Responsibilities

As a Test Architect for Non-Functional Testing, you specialize in the analysis of system interactions and their affects on the overall performance relative to the specified requirements and make recommendations for improvements. This role is responsible for examining and evaluating the performance, availability, scalability and other non-functional requirements for the applications and drive the optimization and tuning of the applications, middleware, and infrastructure architecture.

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  • Identifying performance and other non-functional requirements and review their suitability and testability

  • Acquire, or specify requirements for acquiring, appropriate information on the performance characteristics of hardware, software, network and infrastructure of the end-to-end IT solution

  • Examining and evaluating quality, test coverage, traceability of the applications and drive the verification and validation of the functional interfaces to the application infrastructure.

  • Designing test strategy and setting the direction for testing to validate environment readiness and help transition solutions into production.

  • Recommending test tools and influencing the selection of test methods that adequately test the system.

  • Providing technical leadership and assist with test planning.

  • Providing leadership for test design and guidance during test specification development.

  • Working with the project manager to identify and plan non-functional testing related activities and deliver a project on time and budget while meeting all quality objectives

  • Identifying infrastructure related issues during functional and non functional test phases

  • Interacting with internal and client cross-functional teams to ensure successful execution of the test cases during development and successful transition to production

  • Identify risk areas, understand performance requirements, estimate response and throughput characteristics, and anticipate growth capability for a project

  • Perform technical assessment of the feasibility of the performance requirements in light of the outline system architecture

  • Support Proposals and responses to RFPs

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Minimum of 8-10 years demonstrated experience in the planning, design, management, execution, and reporting of non-functional tests using appropriate testing tools and techniques.

  • Proficiency with performance test tools, HP ALM, QTP, BPT, and others

  • Good understanding of Performance Engineering concepts and analysis

  • Experience with analyzing test results and resolving performance-related issues

  • Ability to Perform Vendor / Product / Design / Implementation Tools Selection

  • Working knowledge of various infrastructure components including networking, messaging, data, mobile banking, mobile application development, test automation, and web-applications.

  • Demonstrated leadership abilities including managing teams and project assignments, designing and executing processes and plans, resolving issues and building consensus across groups.

  • Excellent people management skills

  • Excellent organizational skills to track, monitor, and report testing progress

  • Detail oriented multi-tasker with ability to prioritize and manage conflicting demands to targeted deadlines

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

Same as above.

Must have the ability to work in Canada without sponsorship.

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 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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