IBM

Test Specialist: Mainframe

IBM

September 14, 2021

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
Who you are:
  • As Test Specialist, you are responsible for testing performance, load, scalability / capacity, networks and infrastructure
  • You will be involved in the planning, design, management, execution, and reporting of tests using appropriate testing tools and techniques.
  • Responsible to administer and manage the complete Delivery with support Skills Performance and Capacity Management.
  • Contribute to knowledge management within our Technology Consulting practice

What you’ll do:
  • Examine and evaluate performance criteria and standards compliance to ensure that new and amended systems, together with any interfaces, perform as specified.
  • Plan, develop and communicate the test design during test specification development with focus on both the functional and non-functional requirements for testability against the technical acceptance criteria and quality metrics.
  • Work with the Test Architect to define the test automation framework, methods and tools to uncover performance issues.
  • Utilize performance tools, analyzing results, resolving performance related issues, including optimization and tuning.
  • Perform the role of a Specialists who primarily apply their technical skills in an internal or external client billable services and implementation environment
  • Excite and motivate fellow practitioners and set them up for success in completing their scope of work

How we’ll help you grow:
  • You’ll have access to all the technical and management training courses that will help you
  • You’ll learn directly from guide developers in the field; our team leads love to mentor
  • You'll have the opportunity to work in many different areas to identify what really excites you

Required Technical and Professional Expertise
  • Minimum 5+ years experience in IT industry
  • Experience in Mainframes testing basically in COBOL, CICS, JCL s, PROC Libs, Fileaid, DB2, Endeavor
  • Basic understanding of DB2 and Browse, Edit utilities.
  • Ability to perform basic troubleshooting in mainframes batches
  • Exposure to different ALM, JIRA, Testing methodologies
  • Willingness to work late afternoon/night shifts as needed
  • Proven communication Skills & preferred experience in Banking accounts

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
  • Quality Assurance (QA) experience in delivering testing services in agile / iterative / waterfall environments is desired
  • Preferred Domain expertise in Airlines, Ticketing and Departure
  • Knowledge on interface of TPF system (IBM Real Time Operating system for Mainframe)
  • Understanding of TPF, Airline domain Knowledge such as Fares, Ticketing, TTY, EDIFACT and EMD etc.
  • Hands-on experience in Departure Control System and Reservation system
  • Additional Skills like Automation script writing and usage of Automation scripts along with knowledge of RFT Automation tool
  • Ambitious individual who can work under their own direction towards agreed targets/goals.
  • Ability to manage change and be open to it along with good time management
  • Proven interpersonal skills while contributing to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed
  • Maintain technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing publications.

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