Job Description :
IDEALFORCE has a CONTRACT position available immediately for a Mainframe QA Tester to join our customer in Phoenix AZ. This is an ONSITE position. Please find below additional details about this job. Kindly respond with your most up to date resume if you would like to pursue this opportunity. Only Local Candidates are considered for this role.

Job Responsibilities:
Client is looking for skilled testers with experience in testing complex systems / processes including Mainframe, MS Access, Web Applications and file interfaces to external / internal systems to work on large initiatives.

Performs life-cycle tasks regarding system testing; including analysis, testing, documentation, and implementation for both new systems and for modification of existing systems, (this may be for entire projects Performs User Acceptance Testing and/or Regression testing of automated system changes to ensure accuracy and thoroughness of expected output/outcome. Perform life-cycle tasks regarding Quality Assurance including the maintenance of the test environment.
Research and analysis of system problems/issues, internally or externally identified, document and recommend/propose resolution. Uses knowledge of both the business area and applications to analyze impact of user requirements on programs; develops and executes system tests.
Preparation of Test Plans. Prepares documentation to support analysis, design and planning of projects. Includes writing and maintaining technical documentation, user manuals, system documentation and reports.

Additional qualifications
Experience in mainframe testing environment (COBOL, CONTROL-M, TSO, JCL)
Technical skills for preparation of test scenarios and system evaluation
Quality assurance skills to ensure effectiveness of final product
Planning skills for preparation of timeframes and effective work management
Demonstrated ability to work closely with business and other diversely talented technologists with a high degree of accuracy and detail
Ability to interface with users and all stakeholders in order to determine their evolving needs
Three years'' experience in full life-cycle software development, which includes requirement definition, analysis, design, coding, system testing, documentation & implementation.
Knowledge of Business area, procedure, policies and practices
Experience with batch testing including; job setup & execution, data flow / database testing
Experienced in general Mainframe activities: Submit/Cancel jobs, Allocate/Copy/Rename/ Delete datasets, Abend Research / Resolution, validation of file outputs.

Email your candidate/s resume to joseph dot shelton at along with the following details: Rate, Current location and Availability.

Disclaimer :
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.