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Your Role and Responsibilities
We are Firmware professional workiong on Z systems (modern mainframes) and we build the most secure systems for our customers to deploy their enterprise applications. Also, We provide atmost security and enable IBM LinuxONE enterprise customers with on-premise, customer-managed container solution through Secure Service Containers which provides data protection as well protection from Insider threats. We deliver verification and automation around platform management firmware to increase and deliver even higher quality into System Test and lay the foundation for future development work for platform management
As a Functional verification engineer for IBM Z Platform, your role is critical in verifying the functionality of platform management firmware and ensuring the required quality standards.
Design and implement automated test frameworks and scripts that are modular, maintainable and scalable.
Collaborate with firmware development and systems test team to implement test cases for various test scenarios, performance and regression testing.
Setup and maintain test environments and infrastructure (including virtual machines, hardware and simulators) required for writing and executing the test plan.
Implement and manage CI/CD pipelines for automated testing and ensuring rapid feedback to the development team.
Create and maintain comprehensive documentation of the test suites, including test plans, test cases and test results.
Collect and analyze test metrics to provide insights into the quality of the platform management firmware and suggest improvements to the project management team.
Continuously learn and stay up-to-date with latest industry trends in test automation, tools and CI/CD practices to ensure the verification process is effective.
You will be part of the firmware functional verification team working on delivering platform management solutions for the IBM Z platform.
You will work with the systems test and solutions test teams to define the test plan that covers functional verification and integration tests with other system components.
You will work with program management to plan necessary resources like hardware, simulators and virtual environments.
Required Technical and Professional Expertise
Should have 4 to 8 years of experience in the software testing area along with strong software development experience.
Should be proficient in one or more programming languages like Python, Java for writing automated test scripts.
Should be proficient in one or more automation tools and frameworks like Ansible or Robot framework or have experience in custom automation solutions.
Proficiency in version control systems, for example git, github, subversion
Exposure to CI/CD pipelines and tools, for example, Jenkins, Travis CI) for automating build and test processes.
Knowledge of virtualization technologies for creating test environments.
Understanding of network protocols, for example, SSH, SNMP, as firmware testing often involves communication over networks.
Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
Proficiency in quality assurance methodologies.
Exposure to project management discussions regarding various test phases, activities and communication of metrics.
Good documentation and analytical skills to record various test suites and their execution parameters.
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