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508 Compliance Tester

Peraton

Herndon , VA,US

About Peraton

Peraton is a next-generation national security company that drives missions of consequence spanning the globe and extending to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. As the world’s leading mission capability integrator and transformative enterprise IT provider, we deliver trusted, highly differentiated solutions and technologies to protect our nation and allies. Peraton operates at the critical nexus between traditional and nontraditional threats across all domains: land, sea, space, air, and cyberspace. The company serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies and supports every branch of the U.S. armed forces. Each day, our employees do the can’t be done by solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers. Visit peraton.com to learn how we’re keeping people around the world safe and secure.
Responsibilities

Peraton is seeking a 508 Compliance Tester to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Herndon, VA with some remote work possible. The qualified applicant will become part of Peraton's Department of State (DOS) Consular Systems Modernization (CSM) Program, for the Bureau of Consular Affairs (CA). This initiative will modernize and consolidate the operational environment under a common technology framework in order to better support the services provided to CA’s customers.



This position requires strong background in web accessibility standards, particularly Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, and extensive experience in testing and ensuring compliance of digital products and applications. As a 508 Compliance tester, you will be responsible for leading and executing comprehensive accessibility testing across various platforms to ensure products are accessible to individuals with disabilities. If challenge, growth, and the ability to have a positive impact on your customer and fellow team members is something that interests you, this job is worth your consideration.



Duties and Responsibilities:

Design, develop, and implement test and evaluation strategies, plans, and methods to assure 508 accessibility compliance in the system.
Evaluate discrepancy reports to verify/validate incorporated fixes affecting systems and enterprise capabilities.
Ensure systems and enterprise capabilities comply with requirements and standards through formal verification methods.
Perform analysis of test results and prepare comprehensive system evaluation reports, findings, and risk assessments.
Participate in writing/eliciting Epics and decomposing them into User Stories and creating acceptance test criteria for each user story.
Participate in the meetings and interface with various team(s) and program staff as required.
Stay up to date with industry trends, standards, and regulations related to web accessibility and assistive technologies.
Communicate effectively in written and verbal communication coupled with strong listening skills.



DOSCSM
Qualifications

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in a related field and 5-7 years’ of experience or Master’s Degree and 3-5 years’ of experience or high school diploma and minimum of 4 years relevant experience.
Certification in accessibility (ex: CPACC, WAS, IAAP).
Extensive experience in conducting accessibility testing and remediation for products, including web-based applications and mobile apps.
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
Participated in Agile projects.
SAFe and/or DevOps implementation experience.
Experience testing web-based applications.
Experience writing automated test scripts a plus.
508 Accessibility Compliance experience.
Proficiency in using accessibility testing tools such as screen readers (ex: JAWS, NVDA), browser extensions (ex: Axe, WAVE), and automated testing tools (ex: Accessibility Insights, pa11y).
Experience with assistive technologies and familiarity with the user experience.
Must have a current, active Secret (or higher) clearance. Interim clearance acceptable.

EEO

An Equal Opportunity Employer including Disability/Veteran.
Our Values
Benefits

At Peraton, our benefits are designed to help keep you at your best beyond the work you do with us daily. We’re fully committed to the growth of our employees. From fully comprehensive medical plans to tuition reimbursement, tuition assistance, and fertility treatment, we are there to support you all the way.

Paid Time-Off and Holidays
Retirement
Life & Disability Insurance
Career Development
Tuition Assistance and Student Loan Financing
Paid Parental Leave
Additional Benefits
Medical, Dental, & Vision Care

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