**Type of Requisition:** Regular
**Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain:** Secret
**Job Family:** Test Engineering
We are GDIT. The people supporting and securing some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. Our work has meaning and impact on the world around us, but also on us, and that’s important.
GDIT Technology Shared Services (TSS) is your place! You make it your own by bringing your ideas and unique perspective to our culture. By owning your opportunity at GDIT, you are helping us ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter.
At GDIT, people are our differentiator. As a **Senior Test Engineer – Section 508** supporting Federal contracts in the Technology Shared Services (TSS) group **,** you will be trusted to **evaluate and support development of Section 508 compliant software, web, and mobile applications.** This role will be done **remotely** .
**I** **n this role, a typical day will include the responsibilities below:**
+ Evaluate software, web, and mobile application user interfaces (UI) for Section 508 compliance
+ Develop accessibility test plans and test cases
+ Test and remediate electronic documents in common formats (MS Office, PDF)
+ Produce clearly written, specific, actionable recommendations for remediation of accessibility issues
+ Advocate for policies and processes that support Section 508 compliance in GDIT client programs
+ Collaborate with project teams to identify approaches, practices, and methodologies that enhance maturity of accessibility processes while meeting business objectives
+ Provide accessibility oversight in the UI planning and design process
+ Create documentation of compliance status using the Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT)
+ Verify accuracy of Accessibility Conformance Reports (ACRs) produced by program staff and third parties
+ Utilize assistive technology, such as Job Access with Speech (JAWS), Non-Visual Desktop Access (NVDA) and Dragon Naturally Speaking
+ Perform keyboard testing in a variety of environments
+ Use accessibility testing software, such as ANDI, Axe DevTools, Accessibility Insights, SortSite, Color Contrast Analyzer, Microsoft Inspect, and/or Oracle Java Access Inspector
+ Collaborate closely with Federal clients to identify and understand specific compliance challenges and needs
+ Maintain awareness of Section 508 guidance and direction from Federal sources, such as Section508.gov, Usability.gov, and client Agencies’ Section 508 teams
+ Interpret and provide guidance on accessibility laws, regulations, and standards
+ Collaborate and coordinate with Section 508 teams at client Agencies
+ Maintain broad awareness of compliance requirements, processes and objectives through executive briefings, training programs and internal communication tools
+ Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology, Information Studies, Instructional Design, Information Instructional Technology, Curriculum Design and Development, or other areas applicable to the position’s description and needs (or equivalent years of experience)
+ 5+ years of relevant experience in Testing, UI/UX, Usability, Accessibility/Section 508, or some combination thereof
+ Experience with Section 508 compliance requirements for applications and electronic documents
+ Knowledge of accessible design practices and effective incorporation of accessibility into the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
+ Demonstrated ability to work effectively with subject matter experts to conduct research, resolve issues, and develop recommendations
+ Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret Clearance
+ DHS Trusted Tester certification
+ IAAP Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies (CPACC) certification
+ IAAP Web Accessibility Specialist (WAS) certification
+ IAAP Accessible Document Specialist (ADS) certification
+ JAWS certification
**WHAT GDIT CAN OFFER YOU:**
+ Full-flex work week
+ 401K with company match
+ Internal mobility team dedicated to helping you own your career
+ Collaborative teams of highly motivated critical thinkers and innovators
+ Ability to make a real impact on the world around you
COVID-19 Vaccination: GDIT does not have a vaccination mandate applicable to all employees. To protect the health and safety of its employees and to comply with customer requirements, however, GDIT may require employees in certain positions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccination requirements will depend on the status of the federal contractor mandate and customer site requirements.
We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.
GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.