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508 Compliance Tester

Cynerge Consulting

Pontiac, MI,UNITED STATES

Are you passionate about technology and delivering solutions that impact our nation’s most beautiful, iconic, and cherished resources? Cynerge Consulting is seeking a 508 Compliance Tester to join a talented, tight-knit, and rapidly growing team supporting the U.S. Forest Service! We are looking for an organized, quality-focused person that can support our efforts in delivering world-class applications to our clients.

At Cynerge, our work assists the U.S. Forest Service in its mission to manage and preserve our nation’s forests and grasslands. Our solutions have supported a range of teams and personnel, from researchers in the Rockies to nursery management to the smokejumpers, a highly specialized team of skydiving firefighters, and the app dev and infrastructure teams behind the scenes. We’ve successfully delivered DevSecOps at scale, pioneered the use of automation and CI/CD, and are actively migrating a portfolio of more than 80 applications to more available and accessible cloud environments.

We have a kick-ass crew and a historic office, complete with its own coffee shop, wine cellar, and attached bar and restaurant. We pride ourselves on a near-zero turnover rate and strive to provide an opportunity for you to do your best work in an environment that is fun, collaborative, creative, and encourages personal and professional growth. Candidates will be part of a team that will deliver applications across our client base as well as help us internally modernize our testing practices.

Responsibilities
• Conduct accessibility testing, with a goal of ensuring our applications meet stringent 508 accessibility requirements
• Work in partnership with the application developers, product owners, and business users to understand requirements and project impacts
• Coordinate application testing activities for client applications
• Create test cases based on user requirements, stories, and journey maps
• Perform functional testing based on user requirements and application functionality
• Assess and implement tools that boost our ability to automate testing
• Create test scripts and testing plans that support the application development activities
• Research testing best practices and acceptable thresholds
• Establish metrics for the measurement of acceptable test results
• Define the testing approach, pipelines, and process to be used in our application development lifecycle
• Provide oversight to ensure testing practices are followed
• Manage test artifacts in a Git repository
• Participate in team code reviews and design reviews
• Help our support team triage bugs and troubleshoot production issues
• Adhere to Cynerge and client policies and procedures related to application design, development, and operation
• Support customer engagement and follow-up
• Experienced with agile Scrum project management methodologies and issue tracking tools like Zenhub, Zira, etc.

Prerequisites
• Minimum 5 years’ work experience in a testing role performing substantially all the above responsibilities
• Experience with creating reports and remediation plans.
• 508 Compliance documents remediation experience.
• Experience with creating VPATs.
• Experience writing and utilizing unit tests and end-to-end tests
• Experience with the usage of Github (or Git version control systems)
• Experience working in an agile development environment
• Experience working with Amazon Web Services and/or Microsoft Azure is a plus
• Self-starter with an ability to take a task, analyze what needs to be done, and deliver results in a timely manner (we don’t do “analysis paralysis”)
• Detail oriented, team player with an ability to work with minimal direction
• Excellent communication skills in a customer-facing work environment
• Preferred – Bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related field
• Required – 508 DHS Trusted Tester Certification.
• Preferred – HUBZone residency (certified at https://maps.certify.sba.gov/)
• Required – US Citizen or “green card” holder

Job Snapshot
• Salary to be based on experience and current market rates
• Full-time salaried employee
• Occasional weekend work and travel will be required

Compensation, Perks, and Benefits
Here's a little more on what we have to offer:
• Competitive salary, based on current market rates and experience
• Medical, dental, and vision insurance
• Retirement with company match
• Open vacation and sick time policy
• Work from anywhere
• Training and professional development opportunities

More About Us
For more than 17 years, Cynerge has helped clients in the private and federal sectors design and develop digital products and business solutions that improve operations and services. From application development to IT asset management, cloud computing, and DevOps-oriented transformation, we help improve the speed and quality of delivering enterprise software. We recently were awarded “Michigan 50 Companies to Watch” and are an AWS-certified GovCloud Consulting Partner.

Legal Notice
Cynerge Consulting is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

Job Type: Full-time in Pontiac, MI or Virtual

Salary Range: $90000 - $125000

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