IntroductionAs 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 ResponsibilitiesIBM Global Business Services (GBS) helps our clients fundamentally redesign experiences to create new sources of value, digitally reinvent their operations for great efficiency and transform their entire enterprises through cognitive. We invite you to consider joining IBM's global reach, outcome-focused methodologies, domain skills and deep industry expertise that are helping transform the way we live and work. IBM's state-of-the-art Client Innovation Centre (CIC) opened in Nova Scotia in March 2013 and is the first of its kind in Canada. The Centre weaves together IBM's business insights and industry-leading software portfolio and is ideally suited for any client that needs flexible access to emerging or niche skills that may not be cost effective to grow internally. In addition, our focus on our team is unparalleled as demonstrated by the following:The CIC NS is one of IBM's highest performing delivery centres worldwide - for retention, client satisfaction and utilization. Our employees are empowered to stay and grow within IBM.+ We are very focused on continuous skill development - staff training is our third largest annual Centre investment. Employees are immersed in a culture of learning and constant growth.+ Investment in key partnership with universities, government and private sector groups which has resulted in IBM having a key influencing role in Nova Scotia's ICT industry, especially in talent development.We are looking for candidates who will work closely with the Test Specialist.Test Specialist support testing by addressing data related defects, providing any potential new data required as a result of changes and performing data maintenance activities as project moves through various levels of testing. At the end of test execution, the Test Specialist performs end of testing tasks to harvest potential re-usable test data assets for future projects.Key Responsibilities:+ Designs, develops and documents functional and non-functional test cases+ Executes and documents functional and/or non-functional test cases according to the testing path chosen+ Executes manual and/or automated test cases according to the test path chosen+ Works closely with the test lead, software architect and contributes in defining the optimum test solution+ Reports, tracks and retests defects+ Understands the test strategy and ensures that every task is fulfilled according to it+ Provides test estimates and supports the test lead with input for the test reporting, test documentation and planning+ Must have Secret Clearance in handRequired Technical and Professional Expertise* Experience in Software Testing in at least one of the testing paths described above* Experience in test method, test design, test execution, test documentation, reporting and specification* Experience in understanding, creating and adapting the test architecture* Experience in understanding, creating and adapting the test strategy* Design, creation and execution of functional and/or non-functional test cases* Design, creation and execution of manual and/or automated test cases* General Overview on the Software Development LifecyclePreferred Technical and Professional ExpertiseNice to have:+ Experience in technologies like (or similar to): XML, Integration Bus, SOA, Cloud, JEE, UML, Architecture Modelling, Integration Architecture, Linux, Jenkins+ Experience in tools like (or similar to): Confluence, JIRA, Selenium, Test Data Management Tools, Performance Testing ToolsAbout 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.Your Life @ IBMWhat 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 IBMIBM'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 StatementThis role will involve working with technology that is covered by Export Regulations sanctions. If you are a Foreign National from any of the following US sanctioned countries (Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria) on a work permit, you are not eligible for employment in this position.Being You @ IBMIBM 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, pregnancy, disability, age, veteran status, or other characteristics. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.