IBM Peoplesoft HCM Functional Test Lead in BATON ROUGE, Louisiana

Job Description

IBM Global Business Services (GBS) is a team of business, strategy and technology consultants enabling enterprises to make smarter decisions and providing unparalleled client and consumer experiences in cognitive, data analytics, cloud technology and mobile app development. With global reach, outcome-focused methodologies and deep industry expertise, IBM GBS empowers clients to digitally reinvent their business and get the competitive edge in the cognitive era in over 170 countries.

Bottom line? We outthink ordinary. Discover what you can do at IBM.

This is the Lead role for Functional Testing activities related to the PeopleSoft HCM 9.2 upgrade. This individual will manage the entire functional testing effort from system testing, integration testing, UAT testing, and simulated production testing. They will be responsible for leading the testing team and providing guidance and mentoring to less experienced team members. They are expected to work with end-users and project team to clarify end-user requirements and business requirements as they relate to testing. They will develop the testing strategy, work plan, resource requirements and project schedule for the functional testing effort. They are to be responsible for reporting testing results, status and exceptions to management, and to identify opportunities to minimize project risks and escalate as appropriate.

The IBM Client Innovation Center is an in-bound delivery model where we support our clients from our Baton Rouge. However, some travel is expected and all candidates must be willing and able to travel to meet our client needs across the US. Travel is typically related to knowledge transfer and training at the client site (Monday thru Friday). You are expected to travel up to 50% of the time. No remote opportunities exist.


Health Insurance. Paid time off. Corporate Holidays. Sick leave. Family planning. Financial Guidance. Competitive 401K. Training and Learning. We continue to expand our benefits and programs, offering some of the best support, guidance and coverage for a diverse employee population.


Our goal is to be essential to the world, which starts with our people. Company wide we kicked off an internal talent strategy program called Go Organic. At our core, we are committed to believing and investing in our workforce through:

  • Skill development: helping our employees grow their foundational skills

  • Finding the dream job at IBM: navigating our company with the potential for many careers by channeling an employee’s strengths and career aspirations

  • Diversity of people: Diversity of thought driving collective innovation

In 2015, Go Organic filled approximately 50% of our open positions with internal talent that were promoted into the role.


With an employee population of 375,000 in over 170 countries, amazingly we connect, collaborate, and care. IBMers drive a corporate culture of shared responsibility. We love grand challenges and everyday improvements for our company and for the world. We care about each other, our clients, and the communities we live, work, and play in!




Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Min 8 Years Configuration Experience with PeopleSoft HCM or 8+ years as a Super User

  • At least one role as a Test Lead or Test Manager on a large-scale, PeopleSoft HCM Implementation

  • Ability to develop necessary Test Plans, Strategies and Processes

  • Must be able to lead others, including non-IBM resources in testing efforts

  • Intermediate experience with Microsoft Office products such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Visa

Preferred Tech and Prof Experience

  • Knowledge of University or Public Sector HCM Processes

  • Certification in Testing or Software QA (CSTE, CSQA, CMST, CSQE)

  • Certification as an HR Professional

  • Knowledge of Agile Methodologies

  • Experience with collaboration tools such as Sharepoint or Jira

EO Statement

IBM 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. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.