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As a Test Specialist at IBM, your analytical and technical skills will directly impact the quality of the software we create. Come work in an agile environment where you will help each iteration reach the next level. Whether the testing is manual, automated, or cognitive, you hold a key role in releasing the best deliverables to IBM’ers and our clients.

Your Role and Responsibilities

Are you looking for an opportunity to influence, impact and inspire change?

You will be working in a cross-functional agile software development team, sharing responsibility for providing the team with clarity of vision.

You are our ideal candidate, if:

You’re an analytical thinker who is passionate about leveraging data to deliver actionable insights that impact daily business decisions

You’re an effective negotiator who relishes in turning subjective opinions into objective discussions

You’re a strong leader who can define and communicate the meaning of the work we do, and relate it back to business results

You’re motivated by working in a fun and close-knit environment

You’re committed to delivering excellence and becoming a trusted partner of our clients

Our teams work in iterations. Here are some of the activities you can expect to participate in, during a typical iteration:

In Agile,Self-Directed teams enable the team to focus on fast delivery of value.

Agile foster the view of experimentation to learn and improve.

Manage all agile ceremonies focusing in actionable improvement action items (on product and on way of working).

Whole-team ownership: The PO is accountable to prioritize based on value, the team on how the work is done and the IM on fostering speed and improvement on the way of working.

Wisdom of the crowd we use facilitation to help team to make decisions.

Time and resources are fixed, scope is flexible IM is expected to manage capacity of the team. MVPs vs Big Bang.

Leaders are expected to exhibit servant leadership

Work closely with Product Owners in gathering feedback from stakeholders and users, and use it to elicit business requirements

Work closely with Product Owners to create powerful and compelling visions for the short-term, medium-term and long-term direction of the product

Maintain product backlogs by helping Product Owners to prioritize user stories, and leading the team in backlog refinement sessions

Aid the team in creating short-term plans that they can confidently and consistently deliver value to our Stakeholders

Assist Product Owners in managing stakeholder expectations

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

Proven experience in an Automated Testing framework: more than 4 years

Proven experience in an Object Oriented Programming Language

Familiarity with Test Driven and Behavior Driven Development practices (TDD & BDD).

Designing SQL complex statements.

Proficient understanding of Git, or other source code management systems

Apply quality engineering principals throughout the Agile product lifecycle.

Familiarity with CI/CD practices and tools.

Demonstrable experience working in Agile development frameworks.

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Research-oriented background

  • Proficient in MS Office Tools or similar

  • Experience managing multiple teams and deliverables in an Agile way (Iteration Manager) is a must

  • Excellent communication skills in English

  • User Experience.

  • Lean/Kanban knowledge

  • Good knowledge of delivery tracking tools such as JIRA

  • A good understanding of technology systems.

About Business Unit

The IBM Finance organization is responsible for driving enterprise performance and transformation. We are the financial stewards of IBM, delivering IBM’s financial strategy, developing new business models, and mitigating enterprise risk. Do you have a passion for creating business value? Join our team in accounting, financial planning, pricing, business controls, tax, treasury, business development (acquisitions & divestitures), and global financing.

Your Life @ IBM

What matters to you when you’re 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

IBM’s 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.