Mainframe Tester Consultant
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POST DATE 8/26/2016
END DATE 12/19/2016
JOB DESCRIPTIONPOSITION: Mainframe tester Consultant
LOCATION: Minneapolis, MN
DURATION: FULL TIME
Overall experience of 6+ years.
Minimum 4+ years of hands on experience in testing and leading mainframe projects.
Knowledge of brokerage and banking domain.
Must be willing to work in Global Delivery Model and mentor/support offshore team on a regular basis.
Technical Skillset: (Hands on knowledge mandatory)
Tools: HP Quality Center, JIRA.
Mainframes: JCL (Test JCL creation from production JCLs) , PACBASE & COBOL (For reviewing and understanding programs written) , Writing simple SORT CARDS for extraction/formatting.
Databases: IMS, DB2 and Oracle.
Primary Responsibilities & Objectives:
Coming up an test strategy and testing approach for major program for ST, SIT and UAT phases.
Leading a team of 6+ resources in planning and executing the testing for Mainframe projects.
Ability to co-ordinate with cross commit teams, vendor partners, development teams and business teams for test planning and defect triaging.
Hands on knowledge in mainframes for test JCLs creation, writing simple sort cards for formatting and file conversion.
Knowledge of DB2 and IMS DBs for doing table load/unload, writing simple queries for data extraction/filtration.
Hands on knowledge in troubleshooting mainframe job abends to identify RCA.
Review/track and execute the testing phases for the project as per plan and ability to escalate/highlight issues/risks/concerns and come up with mitigation plans to solve them
Good communication skills.
Ability to capture and provide testing status reports to stakeholders and business leaders.
Good understanding of HP QC/ALM as a tool for defect tracking and traceability.