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IBM Firmware Validation Engineer in Hyderabad, India


Software Developers at IBM are the backbone of our strategic initiatives to design, code, test, and provide industry-leading solutions that make the world run today - planes and trains take off on time, bank transactions complete in the blink of an eye and the world remains safe because of the work our software developers do. Whether you are working on projects internally or for a client, software development is critical to the success of IBM and our clients worldwide. At IBM, you will use the latest software development tools, techniques and approaches and work with leading minds in the industry to build solutions you can be proud of.

Your Role and Responsibilities

As a Firmware Engineering Professional in the IBM Power Systems Hypervisor Functional test team, you will be responsible for the functional verification of IBM hypervisor for Power servers. As needed, you are also expected to work with the Open POWER partners and Open BMC community for server virtualization validation and support.

  • As a Firmware Engineering Professional, you will work on testing, design and development of automation suites for validating different Hypervisor related subsystems of IBM Power Servers.

  • Design, develop and execute test plans for validating platform and virtualization management functions through command line and Graphical User interfaces.

  • Develop / maintain automation suites GUI and CLI demonstrating a strong understanding of underlying system design and using skills in Jenkins, GIT, Python / Perl.

  • Be a contributor in developing an environment for continuous improvement across product lines

  • Proficient with bug tracking and test management toolsets to support development processes

  • Working knowledge of testing fundamentals such as Agile & TDD Methodology.

  • Interact with the Development, System test teams and Product Engineers to define test plans and collect test data across teams

  • Analyse Automation reports; Identify and verify defects

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • 6 - 12 years of relevant industry experience.

  • Programming skills - Languages: Perl / Python

  • Familiarity with general Hypervisor environment

  • Familiarity with System P architecture, Server hardware knowledge is a plus

  • Prefer familiarity with creating and managing IBMi, VIOS, AIX or Linux partitions using server management tools.

  • Configure Network, SAN and Virtual Machine setup in Unix/Linux environment.

  • Experience in I/O or Storage domain, Virtualization concepts, able to configure and execute partition mobility (I/O technologies like PCIe, Adapter hardware etc...).

  • Should have strong debugging skills. Should be able to isolate setup/configuration, hardware, scripts, product issues.

  • Write Test Plans from the Design Documents.

  • Experience with defect management tools like Clear Quest and Test tracking tools (RQM a plus)

  • Experience in scripting languages (PERL / Python) and should have experience in configuring and executing automated test suites.

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • 5 years of Test experience with Jenkins, Perl/Python etc , Server management , Virtualization and Linux / Unix Operating systems exposure

  • 3-years experience with system management software (platform management and/or virtualization management)

About Business UnitIndia Systems Development Lab (ISDL) is part of IBM Systems worldwide technology development lab. Established in 1996, the Lab is headquartered in Bengaluru, with a strong presence in Pune and Hyderabad. Developers at ISDL deliver technology innovations across the entire IBM Systems portfolio - z Systems, Power / Open POWER Systems and Storage. The team here works across the entire stack from processor design, firmware, operating system, systems software, performance engineering to software defined storage.

The lab also focuses on innovations, thanks to the creative energies of the teams. It has contributed over 400+ patents in cutting edge technologies and inventions so far. While computing veers towards cognitive, cloud, mobile, social, and security, the lab has significantly contributed to not just new products focused in these areas, but has also ushered in new development models such as Agile, Design Thinking and DevOps.

This job requires you to be fully COVID-19 vaccinated prior to your start date and proof of vaccination status will be required before your start date. During the Onboarding process you will be asked to confirm your vaccination status, in case you are unable to get vaccinated for any reason, you can let us know at that stage. Please let us know if you are unable to be vaccinated due to medical or religious reasons. IBM will consider such requests on a case by case basis subject to submission of required proof by the candidate before a stipulated date.

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