IBM QRadar Test Specialist in FREDERICTON, New Brunswick

Job Description

IBM Security Intelligence is the global provider of high-value, cost-effective, security information and event management (SIEM) products. The flagship offering QRadar is currently the industry leader in SIEM. QRadar integrates previously disparate functions including log management, network behavior analytics and security event management into a total security intelligence solution. QRadar provides users with crucial visibility into what is occurring with their networks, data centers, and applications to better protect IT assets and meet regulatory requirements. The global cost of cyber-crime is expected to reach over 2 trillion dollars by 2019.

At IBM Security, our mission is to protect our clients from various attacks including malware, identity theft, fraud, etc. IBM Security delivers an integrated system of analytics, real-time defenses and proven experts; we are currently looking for a Software Developer to come make a difference.

Why join IBM Security?

  1. Work for one of the most advanced cyber security companies in the world and one of the world's most trusted brands

  2. Work with a globally distributed and diverse international team, with a culture centered on success

  3. Competitive compensation and benefit packages

  4. A world of opportunity for career growth.

Work as part of an agile team; Collaboration with the Customer Support team to assist in troubleshooting field issues; Demonstrate solid conceptual and technical skills as you troubleshoot QRadar; Ability to adapt to new and existing technologies quickly; Collaboration with other development teams to ensure a quality product.

The IBM QRadar product lines are the leading SIEM in the market place. Our IBM Security development group is seeking a senior member to join our growing team in Fredericton, NB

The Senior Test Specialist is an advocate for software quality for the organization as a whole. You will be instrumental in driving overarching quality improvements across the organization, in part by developing reusable and precise test strategies, tools, processes, and standards. You will also be responsible for designing, creating, implementing, and maintaining test plans, cases and automation for our product(s) as well as investigating and assisting junior testers in the analysis and resolution of defects in delivered software components.

What You'll Do:

  • Identify, evaluate and recommend testing process and tools supporting software engineering best practices in an agile, multi-team environment

  • Participate in the design and development of a common, scalable, reusable, easy-to-maintain and effective test automation and execution framework

  • Embrace a culture of accountability for ensuring the system has minimal defects and adheres to company standards; including tracking test coverage and performance, while investigating and understanding production defect patterns

  • Define and execute software testing processes and maintain an exceptional level of quality, efficiency, and effectiveness in the deliverables of each product release cycle

  • Define, document & maintain test cases in a centralized repository

  • Document software issues and enhancement requests and assist development teams with concise and detailed steps for duplication of the defects found while performing manual and automated functional, integration, and regression tests

  • Maintain a professional, and energetic presence; helping set the tone for the team as a whole and mentoring junior team members in testing best practices

  • Clearly and effectively communicate, while contributing to an environment focused on cooperation, collaboration, and conflict resolution

  • Develop and execute automated tests, and manual test cases and investigate and assist in analysis, as well as the resolution of problem in delivered software components

This role will involve working with technology that is covered by embargo Export Regulations. If you are a Foreign National from any of the following embargoed countries (Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, Syria) on a work permit you are not eligible for employment in this position.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • A bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, a related field, or equivalent experience is required

  • 5+ years of experience championing software quality (both manual and automation testing required)

  • Direct experience as a software quality advocate and advisor to the product development team

  • English fluency (written and spoken)

  • Forward thinking with a strong desire for continuous improvement of processes, self and others with the ability to communicate suggestions in a constructive and encouraging manner

  • Strong personal commitment to quality

  • Demonstrated ability to self-motivate and be flexible within a fast-paced environment

  • Superior organizational skills, with attention to detail and follow-through on tasks,

  • Proven success in a team environment, experience mentoring colleagues is an asset.

  • Vocal in raising risks and problems as well as suggestions for mitigations and resolutions

Preferred Tech and Prof Experience

  • 4+ years of experience working with business leaders, developers, customers and end users on a frequent basis

  • Familiarity with agile methodologies and practices such as Lean or Scrum

  • 5+ years of experience with one or more test case management, bug tracking and test automation tools required

  • Knowledge of Unit testing and Continuous Integration is strongly desired

  • Strong knowledge of Database development tools and concepts (PostgreSQL preferred)

  • Experience with API testing

  • Experience with UI automation tools like GEB, Selenium, etc.

  • Programming skills in Java, JavaScript, Groovy, python, xis not required but desired.

  • Creativity combined with innovation and constantly looking for ways to win

  • Commitment to collaboration with a “can do” attitude and belief that anything is possible with the right focus and the right team

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.