Agile Test Specialist

Mississauga, Ontario
Early Career
Job Description

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IBM Global Business Services helps top-tier clients solve their most complex business and technical issues. Our Application Management Services Testing and Performance practice is a global leader in providing clients with multiple application development and integration related services and support capacities. As a Test Specialist, you are a key contributor to the implementation of business and technical solutions for clients with overall responsibility for the quality assurance and testing of varied and complex applications and infrastructure components.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Be well-versed with Industry standards, testing certifications and drives efforts to bring project into conformance with such standards, facilitates the development, implementation and adherence of testing department standards in partnership with other test team leadership
  • Be a self starter able to work smoothly and successfully with people of varied experience, skill levels, technical and business savvy, and personality type

Key Responsibilities will include:

  • Test Data Preparation
  • Test Cases Creation (ALM)
  • Test Execution - Functional/Regression
  • Defect logging (ALM) & Jira
  • Updating Defect status in the Daily Defect Call
  • Defect Retesting

Key Skills:

  • Analytical skills to determine the viability, feasibility and benefit of an initiative during the ideation stage
  • Interpersonal skills, with ability to build consensus and develop relationships in all directions
  • Written and oral communication skills, with experience in relationship management, conflict resolution and the ability to orient a message to the value needs of an audience
  • Quantitative and qualitative assessment skills and ability to constructively challenge ideas and assumptions

As a Special Terms Employee (STE) with IBM Global Services in Canada, you'll be aligned to innovative project assignments, working with IBM colleagues and clients, leveraging your experience and specialized capabilities. You'll have an opportunity to cultivate your expertise, use your knowledge to the fullest extent and work with the best and brightest in the industry. The STE employment category enables IBM Canada to obtain specific skills quickly and for an unspecified period of time, driven by client requirements and project priorities. Explore how working at IBM aligns with your career aspirations and goals by reaching out to IBM Recruiters.

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"This position is open to those with Canadian Permanent Resident or Canadian citizenship status"

Required Technical and Professional Expertise:

  • At least 3 years experience in testing best-practices and commonly used IT testing methodologies
  • Financial Industry experience
  • Strong knowledge of SQL / Database queries
  • Strong analytical and testing skills
  • Experienced with Test Planning, Execution and tools such as HP ALM
  • Hand-on Agile Testing experience
  • Fluency in English oral and written

Preferred Technical and Professional Experience:

Experienced leading a small team

Eligibility Requirements:

"This position is open to those with Canadian Permanent Resident or Canadian citizenship status"

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.

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