IBM QA Engineer in EMERYVILLE, California

Job Description

Aspera, an IBM company is the creator of next-generation transport technologies that move the world’s data at maximum speed regardless of file size, transfer distance and network conditions. Based on its patented, Emmy® award-winning FASP™ protocol, Aspera software fully utilizes existing infrastructures to deliver the fastest, most predictable file-transfer experience. Aspera’s core technology delivers unprecedented control over bandwidth, complete security and uncompromising reliability. Organizations across a variety of industries on six continents rely on Aspera software for the business-critical transport of their digital assets.

High-profile users include James Cameron’s Lightstorm Entertainment who relied on Aspera software for moving massive visual effects files across continents during the production of Avatar, Netflix who receive all their video content directly to their cloud infrastructure via Aspera On Demand and BGI, the world’s largest genome research organization where Aspera solutions are used to enable global collaboration between scientists across the globe.

We are looking for a talented QA Engineer to join our team to test legacy web applications built with Ruby on Rails. Under general direction, the QA Engineer debugs complex software products through the use of systematic tests to develop, apply and maintain quality standards for these products.

What will you be doing: Test features as they are built, write automated tests, and expand on and develop test cases for our applications. Translate detailed product specifications, wireframes and mockups into comprehensive test plans and use cases. Collaborate with Product and Development Teams to analyze and understand application requirements, identifying potential gaps, and validate acceptance criteria Perform application regression, performance and load testing. Document clear reproducible bug reports. Provide status updates to assigned Development Team and QA Lead on a daily basis to track progress.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

Minimum of a Bachelors Degree Computer Science/Engineering or other technical discipline required.

2+ years of experience testing web based and/or mobile applications, along with automation activities involving web-based applications

Preferred Tech and Prof Experience

Strong problem-solving skills with excellent communication, presentation, and leadership skills.

Experienced at working closely with developers in an Agile/Scrum environment Strong understanding of the full software development life-cycle in multiple environments

Experience with testing complex applications Experience reading XMLs/JSON Experience using API tools Experience analyzing API request/response flow.

The ability to write clear reproducible bug reports.

Experience with regression test cases Strong interpersonal & analytical skills with proven ability to work independently as well as with a broad range of personality styles and types.

Self-starter with a drive to succeed Experience working with JIRA Ability to quickly understand a business product/application.

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.