New Job Functional Tester: Banking Industry In Nova Scotia

Functional Tester: Banking Industry
Functional Tester: Banking Industry

Functional Tester: Banking Industry

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Location : Nova Scotia

Full Description

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

In this role, you'll work in one of our IBM Consulting Client Innovation Centers (Delivery Centers), where we deliver deep technical and industry expertise to a wide range of public and private sector clients around the world. Our delivery centers offer our clients locally based skills and technical expertise to drive innovation and adoption of new technology.
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 IBM’s 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 IBM’s highest performing delivery centres worldwide – for retention, client satisfaction and utilization. Our employees are empowered to stay and grow within IBM.

  • 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 Scotia’s ICT industry, especially in talent development.

We are currently recruiting for top talent in the area of Test Specialists – Functional Testers. If you are on top of your profession and possess the following key skills, we invite you to apply to our openings.

Job Profile:
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 Functional Tester, you are a key contributor to the implementation of business and technical solutions for clients with overall view of functional testing for client based applications.

As a Tester for Functional Testing, you specialize in the analysis of applications with an eye to quality. This role is responsible for examining and evaluating the functional requirements for the applications and drives the quality of how the applications are designed to work.


  • Identifying system functional errors of our client’s applications based on the expected design of these applications.

  • Understand the requirements and characteristics end-to-end IT solution being developed.

  • Examining and evaluating functionality of the applications and drive the solution with the IT team.

  • Understand the test strategy and evaluate the direction for testing to validate application readiness and help transition solutions into production.

  • Work with test tools and test methods that adequately stress the system.

  • Providing technical leadership and assist with test planning.

  • Providing leadership for test design and guidance during test specification development.

  • Working with the project manager to identify and plan non-functional testing related activities and deliver a project on time and budget while meeting all quality objectives

  • Identifying infrastructure related issues during functional and non-functional test phases

  • Interacting with internal and client cross-functional teams to ensure successful execution of the test cases during development and successful transition to production

  • Identify risk areas, understand performance requirements, estimate response and throughput characteristics, and anticipate growth capability for a project

  • Perform technical assessment of the feasibility of the performance requirements in light of the outline system architecture

  • Support Proposals and responses to RFPs


  • Minimum of 5 years demonstrated experience in the planning, design, management, execution, and reporting of non-functional tests using appropriate testing tools and techniques.

  • Experience in the Financial industry (ideally banking/payments/AML)
  • Proficiency with performance test tools, such as Rational Performance Tester, LoadRunner, and others

  • Good understanding of Performance Engineering concepts and analysis

  • Experience with analyzing test results and resolving performance-related issues

  • Ability to Perform Vendor / Product / Design / Implementation Tools Selection

  • Working knowledge of various infrastructure components including networking, messaging, data, UNIX shell scripts and web-applications.

  • Demonstrated leadership abilities including managing teams and project assignments, designing and executing processes and plans, resolving issues and building consensus across groups.

  • Excellent people management skills or Program Lead Experience

  • Strong knowledge of PowerPoint/Excel skills with experience in reporting.

  • Detail oriented multi-tasker with ability to prioritize and manage conflicting demands to targeted deadlines.

  • Must be eligible or hold Security Clearance - Enhanced or Secret
  • Role location is Bedford NS

Required Technical and Professional Expertise
  • Minimum of 5 years demonstrated experience in the planning, design, management, execution, and reporting of non-functional tests using appropriate testing tools and techniques.
  • Experience in the Financial industry (ideally banking/payments/AML)
  • Experience in test method, test design, test execution, test documentation, reporting and specification
  • Experience in understanding, creating and adapting the test strategy

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

Must be eligible for Enhanced reliability status
Secret Clearance nice to have

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
In a world where technology never stands still, we understand that, dedication to our clients success, innovation that matters, and trust and personal responsibility in all our relationships, lives in what we do as IBMers as we strive to be the catalyst that makes the world work better.

Being an IBMer means you’ll be able to learn and develop yourself and your career, you’ll be encouraged to be courageous and experiment everyday, all whilst having continuous trust and support in an environment where everyone can thrive whatever their personal or professional background.

Our IBMers are growth minded, always staying curious, open to feedback and learning new information and skills to constantly transform themselves and our company. They are trusted to provide on-going feedback to help other IBMers grow, as well as collaborate with colleagues keeping in mind a team focused approach to include different perspectives to drive exceptional outcomes for our customers. The courage our IBMers have to make critical decisions everyday is essential to IBM becoming the catalyst for progress, always embracing challenges with resources they have to hand, a can-do attitude and always striving for an outcome focused approach within everything that they do.

Are you ready to be an IBMer?

About IBM
IBM’s greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that through the application of intelligence, reason and science, we can improve business, society and the human condition, bringing the power of an open hybrid cloud and AI strategy to life for our clients and partners around the world.

Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are not only one of the largest corporate organizations in the world, we’re also one of the biggest technology and consulting employers, with many of the Fortune 50 companies relying on the IBM Cloud to run their business.

At IBM, we pride ourselves on being an early adopter of artificial intelligence, quantum computing and blockchain. Now it’s time for you to join us on our journey to being a responsible technology innovator and a force for good in the world.

Location Statement
Must have the ability to work in Canada without sponsorship.

This role will involve working with technology that is covered by Export Regulations sanctions. If you are a Foreign National from any of the following US sanctioned countries (Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Syria, and the Crimea, Luhansk, Donetsk, Kherson, and Zaporizhia regions of Ukraine) on a work permit, you are not eligible for employment in this position.

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, pregnancy, disability, age, veteran status, or other characteristics. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.