26 days old

Automation Test Lead

Halifax, NS B4A
Apply Now
Apply on the Company Site
  • Job Code
Job Description

IBM 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 IBMs 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 IBMs highest performing delivery centres worldwide for retention, client satisfaction and utilization. Our employees are empowered to stay and grow within IBM.

  • More than 100 of our employees received promotion in 2015 alone. Structured career development programs are helping us grow our future leaders from within.

  • 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 Scotias ICT industry, especially in talent development.

We are currently recruiting for Automation Test Lead. If you are on top of your profession and possess the following key skills, we invite you to apply to our openings.
Do you think the world can work smarter? At IBM, Test Specialists ensure that our clients can count on their systems to work smarter because they've been rigorously tested to ensure that top quality standards are met. After all, you can't work smart if your systems aren't up to grade. That's where you come in.
As an Automation Test Lead , you'll use your expertise in the planning, design, management, execution and reporting of automated tests - using appropriate testing tools and techniques - to ensure that applications under test (new and amended) conform to exacting standards. Why? So they'll perform as specified, with any interface, to meet clients' business goals.
You'll deliver on that promise with exceptional testing strategies, test plans, test cases, test reports and quality metrics.
In this position you will primarily apply your technical skills in an internal or external customer services and implementation environment.
The Automation Test Lead is responsible for building new automated suite of tests as well as maintaining and enhancing the existing suite of tests. T
his role is also responsible for providing reports, analysis and recommendations based on the test execution results.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Evaluate the functional and non-functional requirements for testability and suitability for automation

  • Responsible for providing the effort estimates, Automation ROI and benefit savings metrics;

  • Responsible for applying automated tools to support the testing of applications across all phases of the Software Development Life Cycle;

  • Responsible for developing the test automation strategy and focus specifically on maximizing reuse for regression purposes;

  • Responsible for developing and maintaining appropriate automation frameworks;

  • Implement the automation strategy via developing, coding and executing automated script using automated tools such as HP UFT, Selenium, VB scripting, Cucumber, Gherkin, SOA Parasoft, QuerySurge, Optim, etc

  • Support the test team by recommending tools and processes to automate other test activities, such as test management, reporting, test data generation and defect management;

  • Assist the Test Manager with technical expertise to assist in test planning;

  • Lead and support the Global delivery automation team

This role may involve working with technology that is covered by embargo Export Regulations. If you are a Foreign National from any of the following embargoed countries (Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, Syria) on a work permit you are not eligible for employment in this position.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • At least 8+ years of hands on test automation experience with HP UFT, XML, Selenium, Cucumber, Gherkin, Parasoft SOA, VB Scripting, QuerySurge,HP ALM and Jira
  • Experience in distributed automated tests in physical, virtual test lab
  • Experience in designing a custom automation framework based on test automation requirements and technology
  • Experience in building solution accelerators for testing
  • Experience working in an onshore/offshore model
  • Experience with Management of mid-sized automation programs
  • Very good English Communication Skills
  • Ability to work under tight timelines
  • Experience with managing and reporting to client stakeholders
  • Experience in creating effort estimation and calculating ROI

Preferred Tech and Prof Experience

  • Experience in the Financial industry
  • Experience in the Consulting field

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.


  • Computers Software and Hardware
Posted: 2019-04-29 Expires: 2019-05-30

Before you go...

Our free job seeker tools include alerts for new jobs, saving your favorites, optimized job matching, and more! Just enter your email below.

Share this job:

Automation Test Lead

Halifax, NS B4A

Join us to start saving your Favorite Jobs!

Sign In Create Account
Powered ByCareerCast