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Rocket Software, Inc. Senior Mainframe QA Engineer in Waltham, Massachusetts

It's fun to work in a company where people truly BELIEVE in what they're doing!

Job Description Summary:

Rocket Software is seeking an experienced IBM Mainframe QA Engineer to join its performance products development team. This QA Engineer will be setting the direction for the design and implementation of software automation framework features/functionality/enhancements and correction of defects. This position must lead and collaborate with senior members of cross-functional teams to meet customer quality specifications.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities :

  • Maps and designs the functional code flow to the automated test design flow to identify the API or Services calls being tested

  • Designs end-to-end automation frameworks that can be used across product families

  • Ensures the test framework design is scalable and pluggable across product architecture.

  • Provides future vision of tools, technical artifacts, and technologies to be leveraged for optimizing the test design

  • Be responsible for on-time delivery of technical work

  • Designs testing solutions with the end-user in mind

  • Documents and communicates on complex technical topics across the company

  • Provides thought leadership and innovation within a technical domain

  • Regularly puts forth ideas and implements them into the product

  • Communicates effectively across the organization, including with the leadership team

  • Able to manage multiple competing priorities while remaining cool and collected

  • Works with the Program Review Team to ensure that high quality products are designed and released

  • Builds and maintains an effective working relationship with work colleagues and key contacts within business partner organizations

  • Able to execute tasks with a high degree of independence

  • Is an excellent team player and displays a high degree of flexibility

Required Qualifications:

  • Experience working in an IBM mainframe environment either as a programmer or in an operations support role using OMEGAMON products; sufficient to articulate key mainframe concepts

  • Experienced in Mainframe software testing or a combination of Mainframe software testing and Mainframe software development, including some experience managing or leading testing or development projects

  • Advanced understanding of Mainframe and it’s components or working experience with Mainframe DB2, VSAM, IMS, CICS and/or MQ

  • Expert knowledge of JCL, REXX

  • In-depth knowledge of mainframe architectures

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience using automation tools (selenium etc)

  • Desirable skills in using Python

  • Good to have some working experience on tools such as JIRA

  • Experience working in an agile-scrum team

  • Proven success mentoring and developing more junior QA engineers

  • Annual salary range for this position is between €40,000 and €60,000 gross before taxes. Salary offer for the candidate is determined based on the predefined salary ranges for the position and depends on the level of competence and experience of the candidate

Information Security:

Information security is everyone’s responsibility. A fundamental principle of information security at Rocket Software is that all individuals in the organization have a responsibility for the security and protection of company information and IT Resources over which they have control, according to their role.

Diversity, Inclusion & Equity:

At Rocket we are committed to an inclusive workplace environment, where every Rocketeer can thrive by bringing their full selves to work. Being a Rocketeer means you are part of our movement to continually drive inclusivity, diversity and equity in our workforce.

Rocket Software Inc. is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. Rocket Software Inc. is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

Rocket is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with physical and mental disabilities. If you need special assistance or an accommodation while seeking employment, please call: 781-577-4321 or send an email to We will make a determination on your request for reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis.

If you like wild growth and working with happy, enthusiastic over-achievers, you'll enjoy your career with us!

Thousands of companies around the world depend on Rocket to solve their most challenging business problems by helping them run their critical infrastructure, business processes, and data, as well as extending the value of these assets to take advantage of cloud and mobile computing, advanced analytics, and other future innovations. From the clothes we wear to the cars we drive, Rocket solutions power the back-end systems that thousands of brands we interact with every day. At Rocket, software has always been about people—not just ones and zeroes. We’re people solving problems for other people, and we strive to treat our customers, partners, and fellow Rocketeers with humanity. Founded in 1990, Rocket Software is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts with 31 offices around the world.