Software Test Engineer

IBM - Reston, VA3.9

Full-timeEstimated: $100,000 - $140,000 a year
Job Description
IBM Global Business Services (GBS) is a team of business, strategy and technology consultants enabling enterprises to make smarter decisions and providing unparalleled client and consumer experiences in cognitive, data analytics, cloud technology and mobile app development. With global reach, outcome-focused methodologies and deep industry expertise, IBM GBS empowers clients to digitally reinvent their business and get the competitive edge in the cognitive era in over 170 countries.

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The Public Service Sector consulting practice is a trusted advisor to federal, state and local governments, partnering to meet challenges and responding quickly to citizen demands, business needs, new economic conditions, and changing legislative priorities and policies.

The Softward Test Engineer designs, implements, and conducts test and evaluation procedures to ensure system requirements are met. You'll coordinate regression testing prior to each release. You may also evaluate, recommend, and implement automated test tools and strategies. In addition, you may be responsible for creating automated test scripts and leading the test harness, incorporating open source toolsets when possible to develop automated test scripts. They will work to identify, develop and version-control new automated and manual functional and regression test scripts Level (entry, journeyman, senior, master) will be determined based on education and years of experience.

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!
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Required Technical and Professional Expertise

Active TS/SCI clearance + CI Polygraph.
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
Demonstrated experience in software and/or data testing.
Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment.
Strong verbal and written communication skill; ability to work well across teams.
Strong analytical skills - understand business processes and issues from business users.

Preferred Tech and Prof Experience

Experience with Agile software development.
Knowledge of automated testing software and experience implementing/operating automated software testing.
Possesses a good understanding of application programming, database, system design, operating systems and networking.
Demonstrated ability to formulate and document test strategy, test plan, test cases, test reports.
Experience with the Atlassian Suite (JIRA, Confluence).

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.