21 days old

Lead Test Automation Specialist

East Lansing, MI 48823
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Lead Test Automation Specialist

Your Role and Responsibilities

As a Test Lead, you will collaborate with the stakeholders and use your expertise to plan, design, create, execute and manage test strategies for the client. You will ensure the tools, procedures and processes used are in compliance with IBM testing strategy and the clients business objectives. You will be responsible to lead, mentor and provide directions to the testers and ensure timely delivery in addition to providing hands-on support as needed. You will also ensure the team understands the clients vision and help realize the business objectives. You will coordinate work between the subject matter experts and onshore / offshore teams effectively and provide accurate estimates. You will be responsible for defect management including timely closure of defects. You will track, document and manage all issues, dependencies and risks regularly. You will collect and analyze the project metrics and report the health and progress of the project to all stakeholders periodically. You will develop and maintain a positive professional relationship with all teams and stakeholders.

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. 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 employees 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
  • A minimum of 5 years of overall relevant experience
  • Hands on experience as a Senior Technical Test Lead / Manager
  • At least 4 years experience in the creating test automation strategy / test plan and automation design documents
  • At least 6 years experience in standard test methodologies like SDLC , Agile etc.
  • At least 4 years experience in scripting with languages like Java, C# etc.
  • At least 6 years hands on experience in developing automation test scripts as also in creation of test automation framework, and design.
  • Experience with Manual Testing Processes and various Test Methodologies
  • Strong experience in various types of testing including Mobile testing, Database testing , API Testing etc.

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
  • 6 years of experience in creating Test Automation framework from scratch
  • 4 years of experience in Performance Testing.
  • 6 years of experience in the creation of automation testing strategy/test plan and automation design documents
  • 6 years of experience in Software testing for established methodologies such as Agile Continuous Integration/Development
  • Hands on experience with mySQL, Jenkins, Maven, SVN and SauceLabs
  • 6 years of experience in scripting language
  • 6 years of hands on experience in creating automation scripts.
  • Good REST/SOAP UI & API Testing Experience.
  • 9 to 12 years of Overall IT Experience

About Business Unit
IBM 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.

Your Life @ IBM
What matters to you when youre looking for your next career challenge?

Maybe you want to get involved in work that really changes the world. What about somewhere with incredible and diverse career and development opportunities where you can truly discover your passion? Are you looking for a culture of openness, collaboration and trust where everyone has a voice? What about all of these? If so, then IBM could be your next career challenge. Join us, not to do something better, but to attempt things you never thought possible.

Impact. Inclusion. Infinite Experiences. Do your best work ever.

About IBM
IBMs greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that progress is made through progressive thinking, progressive leadership, progressive policy and progressive action. IBMers believe that the application of intelligence, reason and science can improve business, society and the human condition. Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with more than 380,000 IBMers serving clients in 170 countries.

Location Statement
For additional information about location requirements, please discuss with the recruiter following submission of your application.

Being You @ IBM
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.


  • Computers Software and Hardware
Posted: 2019-10-02 Expires: 2019-11-01

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