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Quality Assurance Accessibility Engineer - AITS

Universtiy of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Urbana, IL,US

Job Summary
Performs Quality Assurance (QA) accessibility testing for software systems built and deployed by AITS, System Office units, as well as some campus units. Execute tests and compile reports to ensure accessibility standards are met for software applications in use by System Office.

Duties & Responsibilities

1. Work as a member of the Quality Assurance Team to perform manual and automated accessibility testing on enterprise level software by analyzing, identifying, and reporting accessibility issues using an issue management tracking application or a reporting template. Automated testing is performed by using software to conduct accessibility tests (i.e., JAWS, NVDA, VoiceOver, ANDI, etc.).

2. Document accessibility issues or system problems encountered and provide reports on these problems to the project team, project leads, and management. Document procedures relevant to the quality assurance function including analysis, test case design, testing and tracking issues. Communicate ideas, requirements, application behavior, and recreate steps through written and verbal communications.

3. Carry out the appropriate procedures to ensure that all Information and Communications Technology (ICT) meet standards and end-user requirements and those systems operate properly and are free from accessibility issues. Create and execute work plans to meet deadlines and set priorities where appropriate.

4. Work collaboratively with others in various situations where it is necessary to either receive or provide coaching and mentoring. Coordinate and encourage working relationships with peers and other appropriate University personnel to achieve defined goals & objectives. Participate in technical information sharing opportunities with fellow team members. Work with a wide variety of clients, analysts, developers, and support personnel.

5. Keep abreast of relevant testing tools, procedures, technical specifications and advancements in the field. Pursue professional development activities to expand knowledge and maintain currency in industry trends and practices. Participate in certification programs and meet annual certification goals.

6. Perform other related duties as appropriate.



Minimum Qualifications
Two years of progressively more responsible work experience in an Information Technology (IT) related profession. College course work which included Information Technology (IT), IT Management, or a closely related discipline may be substituted as follows: 60 semester hours or Associate's Degree equals one (1) year, 90-120 semester hours or Bachelor's Degree equals two (2) years.

Preferred Qualifications
1. Bachelor's degree in computer science, management information sciences, engineering, or experience with computer applications and systems.
2. Experience, expertise and skills in software testing processes and techniques.
3. Experience working in or a good understanding of an Agile development process.
4. Higher education experience.
5. Knowledge of or experience with tools such as ReQtest Requirements and Testing application, or software utilized to conduct accessibility tests for Illinois Information Technology Accessibility Act (IITAA) compliance (i.e., JAWS, NVDA, VoiceOver, ANDI, etc.).

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

1. Recent college graduate with course work on accessibility or including accessibility and more experienced people with accessibility testing, are welcome to apply.

2. Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills.

3. Ability to understand, summarize, and present information in both written and oral formats.

4. Ability to work independently and in a team environment.

5. Excellent time management and organizational skills.

6. Self-motivation and initiative for independent follow-through on work activities.

7. A desire to learn new skills, technical concepts, and be part of a team environment.

8. Proficient with the Microsoft suite of applications.

9. Knowledge of Software QA methodologies, tools, and processes.

10. Knowledge of computer industry quality assurance best practices.

11. Strong project analysis and research skills.

12. Knowledge of creating and implementing solutions to meet Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG).

13. Knowledge of Accessible Rich Internet Applications (ARIA) standards and usage.

14. Certifications from the International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP).


Appointment Information
This is a 100% full-time Civil Service 5031 - Information Technology Technical Associate position, appointed on a 12-month basis. The expected start date is as soon as possible after the close date. Salary is commensurate with experience. The salary range starts at $60,000. Professional development opportunities are available. Hybrid or 100% Remote work arrangement for position will be considered based on skills and experience.

Application Procedures & Deadline Information
Applications must be received by 6:00 pm (CST) on November 3, 2022. Apply for this position using the Apply Now button at the top or bottom of this posting. In order to be considered as a transfer candidate, you must apply for this position. Applications not submitted through https://jobs.illinois.edu will not be considered. For further information about this specific position, please contact Angela Foster at anfoster@uillinois.edu. For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-2137.

The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, COVID-19 vaccination requirement, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify.

Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply and may request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (2008) to complete the application and/or interview process. Requests may be submitted through the reasonable accommodations portal, or by contacting the Accessibility & Accommodations Division of the Office for Access and Equity at 217-333-0885, or by emailing accessibility@illinois.edu.

Requisition ID: 1012230
Job Category: Technical
Apply at: https://jobs.illinois.edu

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