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QA / Accessibility Engineer


Boston, MA,US

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Job Description:

Aquent has an EXCITING opportunity for an Accessibility Engineer focusing on QA!

While this is a position that will start off being remote, it is expected that this will move to being on-site. Therefore, we will only consider candidates that live in the following immediate areas:

Boston, MA
New York, NY
Atlanta, GA
Chicago, IL
Dallas, TX
Philadelphia, PA

Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States without restrictions and will not require sponsorship during the time of the assignment/employment.


Partner with Engineering QA in building A11y into manual and automated testing by:
helping understand how users experience products using Assistive Technology
helping understand what to test for and how to test to ensure feature functionality meets A11y AC (Acceptance Criteria).
manually testing key feature functionality to ensure A11y AC is met.
Partner with Engineering QA during testing, ensuring A11y AC is being met by:
ensuring feature functionality has A11y AC written / available
helping engineering QA team understand the A11y AC.
answering technical how-to questions on testing A11y for Web, IOS & Android apps.
helping engineering QA test and validate A11y AC.
Support 3rd-Party Audits by:
reviewing 3rd-Party findings, test results
re-test, verify reported findings if reported issue is questionable
create A11y user stories, defects for A11y findings
help triage, prioritize A11y issues with product and provide A11y context, guidance on how to remediate A11y findings.
Analyze validation test results looking for
training opportunities
engineering methods needing correction
components needing a11y refinements
processes lacking appropriate a11y support.
Attend relevant stand-ups and status meetings.


Ability to think from an end-user perspective
Commitment to meeting high expectations of end users
Solid experience testing with all common screen readers (JAWS, NVDA, MAC/IOS VoiceOver, TalkBack), keyboard only, and other assistive technology.
Ability to interpret and advise on standards, principles and techniques for meeting accessibility success criteria (including WCAG 2.0 AA, WCAG 2.1 AA, and WAI-ARIA)
Ability to partner with various cross-functional teams for direction and consistency
Providing leadership when necessary
Excellent organizational and communication skills
Familiarity with Responsive Web Design and mobile apps
Fluency in the software development lifecycle
Strong understanding of supporting products in a SAFe environment specifically how current/future work is scheduled to come through planning, design, engineering and 3rd-party validation efforts
Knowledge of Rally, Teams, Confluence and other cooperation tools

Client Description:

Our Client:

Makes it their mission to guide people toward better health
Is considered by Fast Company to be amongst the most innovative companies
Is listed by Forbes as one of the world’s most admired companies
This includes altering the products they offer at retail to more health-conscious offerings!

Our client has recently made a move toward a major merger, which means this is a great time to get involved! Two big industry brands coming together.

Working here gets you into a fast-paced environment, with tons of cross-functional working relationships. You’d have exposure to a number of teams related to any project you’re working on, and we sometimes see freelancers convert to permanent employees on teams they’ve had the opportunity to interact with. This is definitely a standout opportunity!


We care about your CAREER GOALS.

We offer resume & portfolio review + interview prep. You'll feel set for success!
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Working with AQUENT gets you access to some pretty cool things, including:

Subsidized health, vision and dental benefits
Access to Fidelity 401(k) and FSA Program
Direct deposit for your weekly paycheck
Check our Benefits out. Up to 85% subsidy

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