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Accessibility Tester / Developer

SkillStorm is seeking an Accessibility Tester / Developer for our client in Charlotte, NC. Candidates must be able to work on SkillStorm's W2; not a C2C position. EOE, including disability/vets.

Job Description:

  • We are seeking an individual with application development experience coupled with in-depth knowledge of accessibility standards, AT end-user tools expertise, and a thorough understanding of how to apply them within application development project delivery efforts. The role will primarily serve as a consultant to UX, Development, and QA teams as we support technical project delivery efforts.
  • We would like to find an individual who is equally passionate about making technology accessible to those with disabilities and values being a consummate team player within a diverse and inclusive organization.
  • Some of a successful candidate’s responsibilities include:
  • Analysis of UX designs (i.e wireframes) and annotation of accessibility requirements for use by development teams
  • Consult with developers to provide code level guidance for accessibility implementation and convey customer experience as realized through the various AT tools
  • Consult with QA testers regarding accessibility testing practices and defect validation/severity grading
  • General training of above technical teams regarding accessibility implementation
  • Participation in team accessibility standards and technical reference collateral updates, process improvement efforts, and other contribution
  • Evangelize accessibility across the organization

Required Skills:

  • Detailed knowledge of WCAG 2.0/2.1 AA requirements, ARIA standards, and other industry guidelines related to technology development for accessibility
  • Expert level experience with industry leading AT applications and functionality such as: JAWS, NVDA, VoiceOver, TalkBack, and others
  • Strong application design, development, and testing experience (Desktop/RWD/Mobile)
  • Full understanding of various SDLC methodologies from Waterfall through Agile programming practices
  • Exceptional written/verbal communication and organizational skills
  • Detail oriented, ability to multi-task, adapt to change, and effectively prioritize work to meet competing deadlines
  • Creative self-starter who brings challenges to light along with proposed solutions and is able to balance line of business needs with that of our disabled customers
  • Ability to explain technical information to a non-technical audience
  • HTML, CSS
  • Career Experience & Educational Requirements
  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience
  • +3 years web/mobile platform application development delivery experience employing ADA/WCAG standards

Desired Skills:

  • Desired Certification: IAAP, WAS, CPACC or other accessibility certification(s)
  • Prior experience training developers and QA testers on the execution of accessibility methods and practices
  • JavaScript
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively the complexities of Accessibility to technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Maintain professionalism with internal and external stakeholders at all times
  • Works Independently
  • Natural leadership abilities and can effectively coach/mentor/train teammates
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Self-motivated and able to manage their own schedule – requires minimal supervision
  • Possesses strong critical thinking skills
  • Extremely detail-oriented and has an analytical mindset

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