Uncubed
           

Entry Level Test Analyst

IBM, Baton Rouge, LA

The Leading Cognitive & Cloud Computing Company


Please note: At this time, Uncubed is only able to fast-track applicants who are legally authorized to work in the United States and will not require employment-based visa sponsorship, now or in the future.


Introduction

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

IBM Services Center in Baton Rouge has immediate opportunities for experienced, forward thinking Application Test Analysts with a passion for growth and innovation.

Join our team and utilize leading-edge technology to configure, develop, deliver and support applications for our clients in areas such as mobile, Big Data, Cloud Computing or Smarter Commerce. Our clients are some of the world’s leading companies and you will be part of challenging projects to build and support technical solutions for their needs.

The Application Testing Analyst is a hands-on role that requires a demonstrated knowledge of software testing methodologies and tools. Using in-depth analysis and test design skills, you'll work directly with business and IT organizations to develop and deliver test strategies, test plans, and test cases for multiple small to medium size projects. Your responsibilities include analyzing business requirements, designing, executing, and automating the test cases. An understanding of the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) as well as a demonstrated understanding of the various phases of software testing is required. The ideal candidate must have hands-on Testing including writing and executing test cases, use cases, test scenarios, User Acceptance Testing (UAT), defect/incident tracking, and release planning. Candidates must also have working knowledge and experience with functional testing and regression testing and with formal testing tools such as Hewlett Packard Quality Center (HPQC), Quick Test Pro, IBM Rational Tools, Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) etc.

In addition candidates should have experience with analyzing business processes and user requirements/technical requirements, analyzing high/low level design documentation, estimating system testing timelines, utilizing change management across version releases, defect tracking management and resolution, providing status updates and communications, and release planning and management. You should also have experience with programming automated test scripts, automated testing, and a majority of the following: System Integrated Testing (SIT), Business Acceptance Testing (BAT), Commerce Solution Testing, DB Testing, and Test harnesses.

Successful candidates for these positions will work on-site at the IBM Client Innovation Center in Baton Rouge. The IBM Client Innovation Center is an in-bound delivery model where we support our clients from our Baton Rouge center. However, some travel is expected and all candidates must be willing and able to travel to meet our client needs across the US. Travel is typically related to knowledge transfer and training at the client site (Monday thru Friday). You are expected to travel up to 50% of the time. This is a traditional office position. You must live in, or be willing to relocate to, Louisiana. The work location is 100 North Street Baton Rouge, LA 70802. This is not a work from home position.

BENEFITS

Health Insurance. Paid time off. Corporate Holidays. Sick leave. Family planning. Financial Guidance. Competitive 401K. Training and Learning. We continue to expand our benefits and programs, offering some of the best support,guidance and coverage for a diverse employee population.

CAREER GROWTH

Our goal is to be essential to the world, which starts with our people. Company wide we kicked off an internal talent strategy program called Go Organic. At our core, we are committed to believing and investing in our workforce through:

Skill development: helping our employees grow their foundational skills

Finding the dream job at IBM: navigating our company with the potential for many careers by channeling an employee’s strengths and career aspirations

Diversity of people: Diversity of thought driving collective innovation

In 2015, Go Organic filled approximately 50% of our open positions with internal talent that were promoted into the role.

CORPORATE CITIZENSHIP

With an employee population of 375,000 in over 170 countries, amazingly we connect, collaborate, and care. IBMers drive a corporate culture of shared responsibility. We love grand challenges and everyday improvements for our company and for the world. We care about each other, our clients, and the communities we live, work, and play in!

http://www.ibm.com/ibm/responsibility/initiatives.htm

http://www.ibm.com/ibm/responsibility/corporateservicecorp

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

Hands on experience in the following:

  • Create test plans, test cases and test data to support web application development projects based on the project requirements and design documents.
  • Execute test cases/scripts/scenarios on schedule (Functional, Systems Integration, and Regression Testing), and open defects as needed; Retest after defects are fixed.
  • Business Requirements is understood and analyzed by having frequent interaction with developer and product owner.
  • Clearly communicate status and defects to team lead and developers
  • Perform assigned test scripts and deliverables on schedule and with high quality.
  • Required education (Bachelor's Degree) must be obtained prior to first day of work.

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

A minimum of at least 2 years of experience in the following is preferred:

  • Create test plans, test cases and test data to support web application development projects based on the project requirements and design documents.
  • Execute test cases/scripts/scenarios on schedule (Functional, Systems Integration, and Regression Testing), and open defects as needed; Retest after defects are fixed.
  • Business Requirements is understood and analyzed by having frequent interaction with developer and product owner.
  • Clearly communicate status and defects to team lead and developers
  • Perform assigned test scripts and deliverables on schedule and with high quality.
  • Experience in Agile Scrum environments and with virtual teams.

About Business Unit

IBM 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 @ 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

IBM will not be providing visa sponsorship for this position now or in the future. Therefore, in order to be considered for this position, you must have the ability to work without a need for current or future visa sponsorship.

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.

Preferred Education: Bachelor's Degree

Commissionable: No

About IBM

IBM is a global cognitive and cloud computing company that is reinventing what’s possible for industries and individuals. They are extending the relationship between humans and technology across industries like healthcare, education, retail, sports, finance, fashion, and advertising to truly transform the world for all of us.

What can you do at IBM?

You can innovate breakthroughs that have a life-changing impact. You can explore new industries, technologies, and jobs - all within one organization. You can be agile, experimental, and entrepreneurial - backed by the expertise and resources of a Fortune 100 company. And you can be part of an ever-evolving, inclusive, and collaborative culture with the support of over 380,000 colleagues. Embrace the pattern-seeing, patent-blazing, future-shaping you. This is you to the power of IBM.


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