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Sr. Accessibility Software Engineer (508)

Information Technology

Laurel, MD,US

Information Technology (IT) professionals with skills in software development and knowledge of Section 508, W3C, and/or WCAG. These skills would be employed to solve critical technological problems for the government and enhance the user experience in the IT systems.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:
The Accessibility Software Engineer is responsible for developing and applying advanced approaches and technologies to solve critical technological problems within the context of collaboration, information sharing, and accessibility for the 508 program.

Use software engineering best practices to develop and integrate commercial accessibility solutions or develop new solutions and customize COTS or open source software.
Conduct accessibility/usability evaluations, remediate accessibility issues and develop accessibility alternatives to problems.
Develop new solutions to accessibility issues including scripts to fix accessibility issues
Understand users’ needs and how they affect software development.
Make recommendations for acquiring or implementing collaboration and accessibility solutions.


REQUIRED EXPERIENCE:

Experience and knowledge of Section 508 requirements for IT software and hardware
Knowledge of Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0.

Shows initiative to not only support, but also to improve the organization.
Demonstrate collaborative behavior and a “team-first” attitude

DESIRED EXPERIENCE:

Experience in software engineering or testing and a desire to increase accessibility knowledge
Have a background in assistive technology, accessibility testing or coding.
Experience working within federal government
Applying automation methods and techniques
IT Governance experience


REQUIRED EDUCATION:
A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Computer Science or related discipline and fourteen (14) or more years’ experience in software development is required.E

No Degree? An additional four (4) years of software experience on projects with similar software processes may be substituted for a Bachelor’s degree.

CLEARANCE REQUIREMENT:
TS/SCI w/ Poly

Varen Technologies, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and applicants receive lawful consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

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