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Mainframe QA Engineer

Testing & Quality Assurance

Surrey Permanent £70000.00 - £90000.00 per annum + bonus+benefits+package

Mainframe QA Engineer (Redhat, IBM, HP ALM, C, C++)

Salary Up to £90,000 plus bonus+benefits+package

Linux, Shell, CLI, RedHat, UFT, HP Quality Center, LoadRunner, Performance Center, C#, IBM Mainframe, C, COBOL, VB Script, MySQL, API, Rest, SDLC,

Salt are proud to announce an exclusive partnership between a leading software provider and themselves who are seeking the very best Mainframe QA Engineer (Redhat, IBM, HP ALM, C, C++) who has a “EXPERT GURU LEVEL” of IBM knowledge and experience, to join their Greater London offices. With a huge presence in their market place and great brand, this opportunity provides great platform to help revolutionise the business moving forward.

My client seeks a Mainframe QA Engineer (Redhat, IBM, HP ALM, C, C++) and the current project is to help move from mainframe to cloud based systems, hence the skilled level of IBM Mainframe experience needed with this role.

Your Role and Responsibilities in this role will involve:

  • Review product design documentation to ensure that requirements stated are correct, unambiguous, and verifiable
  • Consult with product development to evaluate system interfaces, operational requirements, and performance requirements of overall system
  • Define test methods and create test plans for new or updated software projects to determine if the software will perform accurately and reliably according to documented requirements as well as established standards under both normal and abnormal conditions
  • Accurately provide project (EPIC’s / Story / Task) testing estimates
  • Recommend design improvements or corrections to engineers throughout the development process
  • Maintain effective communication with the project software engineers on project limitation, capability, performance requirement and hardware interface changes
  • Execute test plans and create test reports to describe program evaluation, testing, and correction
  • Monitor program performance after implementation to prevent re-occurrence of program operating problems and ensure efficiency of operation
  • Conduct compatibility tests with vendor-provided programs
  • Formulate and design software systems, using scientific analysis and mathematical models to predict and measure outcome and consequences of design
  • Create test tools that facilitate data gathering and test method execution
  • Support project by verifying fixture software or any software used during production
  • Support clinical studies by validating data collection processes
  • Participate in risk management meetings

Required Skill Set and Experience:

Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or equivalent technical Degree; or equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Substitute 15 years of experience testing in an independent software vendor (ISV) with CSTE (Certified Software Tester Engineer) credentials
  • Certifications (helpful but not required):
    • Project Management Professional (PMP)
    • Six Sigma (Black Belt)
    • ISTQB (International Software Testing Qualifications Board) – Advanced level
    • SCRUM Master


  • Previous experience in an ISV (Independent Software Vendor) environment
  • Extensive experience with Lifecycle management tools (JIRA)
  • Experience with testing tools (HP Testing Suite (QC, LoadRunner, Performance Center, UFT)
  • Accustomed to working in an agile environment and with technicians across multiple time-zones
  • Experience with developing test automation
  • Experience working in an IBM mainframe environment either as a programmer or in an operations support role; sufficient enough to articulate key mainframe concepts
  • Knowledge of Linux CLI (Command Line Interface)

Technical Skills:

  • Detailed knowledge of architecture
  • Shell / CLI (Command Line Interface)
  • Red Hat (RHEL v.7)

HP ALM (Application Lifecycle Management)

  • UFT / Quality Center / LoadRunner / Performance Center (utilize the C# Programming skills)


  • Application enablement at the subsystem level (i.e. for program products such as CICS / IMS / DB2 / MQ)
  • SQL programming
  • Security principals (RACF (native and DB2) / ACF2 / Top Secret)
  • Optimal career progression for this job might be: Applications programmer / Operations / SysProg
  • IBM DB2 Systems Programming
  • ODBC / DRDA (DB2 Connect) Internals knowledge


  • C, C++, C#, COBOL, PL/I, REXX, HL-ASM, VB, VB-Script
  • Requirements / Issues (BUG) Management (JIRA)
  • Basic knowledge of API’s / REST interfaces


  • QA Testing mindset (ISTQB standards / certifications) / Test Case writing
  • Deep understanding of SwDLC (Systems (SW) Development LifeCycle)
  • Basic knowledge of about Build and Release Management
  • Project Management experience (estimating; stakeholder management; Scope/Risk/Cost assessment)

If you feel you are suitable for this role please send your CV to cemery@welovesalt.com or contact me on 07730522424

Job Reference: JO-1705-121659

Salary: £70000.00 - £90000.00 per annum + bonus+benefits+package

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Job Start Date: ASAP

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