Monday, February 15, 2016

Mainframe Test Engineer

Title: Mainframe Test Engineer
Duration: 6 months contract (potential extension)
Location: Oakland, CA 94607



Notes from the HM: 
I want to ensure they have adequate analytical skills for reading requirements and start identifying test scenarios. But the core strength would be for them to be able to maintain and run JCL's on their own and be very skilled with SPUFI (SQL).


The Mainframe Test Engineer verifies modifications and enhancements to the Payroll/Personnel System (PPS) and other business administrative applications as required. The QA Test Analyst develops test strategy documents, leads projects, coordinates project team tasks, reviews release documents and executes test scenarios to ensure that all requirements are met and that existing functionality is not negatively impacted.

Requirements:
-Must be a hands on Mainframe tester with programming skills.
-4-6 years of QA Testing experience.
-Extensive experience with programming & debugging concepts in a mainframe environment including DB2 database, COBOL and CICS screen concepts and with application testing phases and methods.
-Ability to work under minimal supervision.
-Demonstrated skill with Client Quality Center.
-Reviews & Analyzes technical requirements, definitions written by programmers or other analysts for system enhancements.
-Ensures that these requirements are accurate and comprehensive.
-Demonstrated experience with Microsoft Office Suite and collaboration tools (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Visio, Project, SharePoint).
-Excellent oral communications skills which demonstrate the ability to effectively convey and explain information and tactfully deal with diverse people, situations and ideas.
-Excellent written communications skills which demonstrate the ability to draft clear, concise and specifications, documentation and reports.
-Must possess strong analytical skills as demonstrated by the ability to draw conclusions in a logical, systematic way.
-Plans assignments and monitors own performance according to priorities as demonstrated by regularly meeting established deadlines.
-Demonstrates the ability to operate under general direction, develop creative solutions to problems and tackle issues in a self-motivated manner in line with the direction of the team and the organization.
-Demonstrated ability to collaborate with team, and promote the exchange of information among technical collaborators and clients.
-Ability to multi task across numerous work streams.

Preferred Skills:
-Experience with working on payroll systems a big plus.
-Experience with Control-M workload automation, job scheduling and monitoring on mainframe environments.
-Experience executing and parsing security/vulnerability tests.
-Experience in a software configuration management environment using IBM's Rational Team Concert
Prasanthi M
Lead Recruiter
48531 Warm Springs Blvd, Suite 405
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