a11y Test Engineer
San Francisco, CA,US
Eastridge Workforce Solutions is hiring a a11y Test Engineer for a provider of Transportation-as-a-Service (TaaS). Schedule Expectation is 1 day of 8 hours or 8 hours split over the week.
Develop best practices for testing accessibility on iOS and Android applications and coaching cross-functional teams in remediation of identified defects.
Support accessibility testing provided by our client’s center of excellence by explaining reports and coaching cross-functional teams in remediation of identified defects.
Work with a diverse team of product owners, product designers, and developers in a fast paced environment, with quick iterative cycles.
Act as a subject matter expert on digital accessibility, including Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.
Act as an internal testing/QA consultant during Office Hours & through a dedicated Slack channel to ensure compliance with digital accessibility guidelines, standards, and regulations
Connect with external beta testing teams of disabled users and helped develop the user personas used to define inclusion when assessing the creation of new products.
Provide feature requests for inclusive features in the app, both of original design and also coming from direct user feedback.
Experience & Skills:
2+ years of experience accessibility testing native mobile applications on iOS and Android
4+ years of experience working collaboratively with product teams to develop, maintain, and implement applications, regarding digital accessibility technologies, policies, standards, and best practices.
Deep knowledge of WCAG 2.1, Section 508, and VPATs
Experience with screen readers and assistive technology. Expert using various automated testing tools.
Experience with debugging skills, able to convey and explain bug causes and a11y concepts to non a11y subject matter experts using minimal step reproduction cases.
Experience using task and ticket management tools (e.g. JIRA, Confluence)
Excellent and effective communication skills with a passion for quality and driving results; ability to interact with and influence stakeholders from all levels of an organization.
Experience partnering with multiple user experience disciplines (Research, Design, Engineering) and understands their techniques and processes
Ability to understand and explain technical issues and their implications for projects and business decisions, to facilitate discussion and resolution of problems, and to mentor others
IAAP Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies (CPACC), Web Accessibility Specialist (WAS) is a plus
Benefits: Use this link bit.ly/3fsQ1Ef to learn more about benefits available to Eastridge’s temporary employees.From time to time Eastridge’s clients may offer additional benefits to Eastridge employees while on assignment.Information about those benefits will be communicated when applicable.
Eastridge Workforce Solutions is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Please note that Eastridge is unable to provide visa sponsorship to applicants.
We value diverse experiences, including prior contact with the criminal legal system, and applicants with criminal histories are encouraged to apply.Certain clients require Eastridge to perform background checks and Eastridge will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with any applicable federal, state, or local law regarding criminal backgrounds, including but not limited to the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring, the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, and the Philadelphia Fair Criminal Record Screening Standards Ordinance (a copy of the notice of rights under the Philadelphia Ordinance is available by using this link bit.ly/3WgYFX7).