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Senior Developer

Applied Engineering Management Corporation

Herndon, VA,US

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Basic qualifications/experience (the required qualifications which are critical to be considered for the position:
AEM is seeking a Senior Developer with strong experience developing highly accessible solutions. Going beyond basic 508 compliance, this role will involve the development of new tools that interact with education data systems to increase accessibility and use of education data. The role involves working with national, state and local stakeholders to design, develop and deploy accessible cloud-based solutions.

The Senior Developer will work closely with project managers, business analysts, technical and program team(s), and clients with information technology aspects of project startup, execution, and closeout activities. Work will be done with designated teams to identify, design, and implement accessible solutions for increased data access and use.

Interested candidates should have extensive experience with accessibility aspects of systems design, development, and use. Candidates should be knowledgeable in industry best practices for implementing accessibility in web content and developing accessible solutions. In addition, candidates should understand how content is exposed to assistive technology and how to utilize tools to test accessibility across platforms. Strong preference will be given to candidates who have significant prior experience developing accessible data tools. Additional preference will be given to candidates who not only have technical skill but show effective experience interacting with business partners including partners with low vision, blindness, cognitive or physical disabilities.

Desired skills/certifications (any additional skills desired but not required to be considered for the position):

Extensive knowledge and experience with building tools for WCAG 2.0 accessibility.
Experience with accessibility audit and quality assurance tools and processes.
Minimum of five (5) years’ experience developing open standard software as a contributor.
Strong JavaScript TypeScript, HTML and CSS programming experience.
Experience working with automated DevOps pipelines.
Knowledge and experience with assistive technologies (e.g., JAWS, VoiceOver, Dragon NaturallySpeaking).
Demonstrated ability to lead projects effectively and independently to completion.
Familiarity with disability laws as it pertains to software development including but not limited to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (Section 504).
Experience using AI frameworks such as voice-to-text and text-to-voice is preferred
Experience with working with public cloud environments such as Azure or AWS is preferred.
Experience and relationships with the local and state education agencies a plus.
Bachelor’s Degree preferred

Summary of position/daily activities:

Work with colleagues in the institution’s web services to develop accessible templates and tools for web production.
Engage and influence international standards organization on accessibility solutions and strategies.
Work with partners and national associations to establish guidelines, best practices and standards related to designing and maintaining accessible websites, IT software systems and online materials.

Develop, test, and review user interfaces

Work with business users to understand and document strategies and solutions for IT accessibility
Mentor colleagues in the application of accessibility best practices and standards in developing accessible solutions.
Perform additional duties as assigned

Our most successful Developers do the following:

Start with Accessibility in Mind. You recognize that accessibility of solutions isn’t an afterthought or a compliance issue but rather a primary driver from the onset. You seek to push for new and innovative solutions that meet the unique and important needs for clients with accessibility requirements.
Enjoy working in a fast-paced environment. You like working on multiple projects simultaneously that require attention to detail and producing quality work. You remain flexible and adaptable in the face of challenges. You work closely with your supervisor to understand highest priority items and aim to complete tasks early or on time.
Believe in the power of data. You know that high quality data in all forms can be valuable in education, and you support clients in using it more effectively to serve students.
Embrace multiple perspectives. You value diversity of thought and aim to see a challenge through multiple points of view. You demonstrate self-reflection and awareness and contribute to a culture of inclusion and care.
Engage in teamwork. You work collaboratively with team members to plan, develop, and deliver solutions for the client and our stakeholders. You are willing to step in to support colleagues as needed, and you also proactively ask for help from teammates to ensure success.
Present and communicate effectively with a variety of stakeholders. You are comfortable presenting to a variety of audiences and enjoy working with educators, state education agency staff members, and other experts in the field. You are comfortable providing demonstrations and trainings to assist stakeholders in using web-based tools.

Build relationships. Our success hinges on the relationships we build within and across project teams, with clients, and with stakeholder groups. You’ll have the opportunity to work with a wide range of stakeholders including U.S. Department of Education, state departments of education, local school systems, content experts, and partners.
Offer creative solutions. At AEM, we know there is not one way to do anything, and we value your input into how to improve processes, provide greater value to the client, and evolve over time.

Hired applicants may be subject to COVID-19 vaccination requirements based on federal guidance, client, contract, and/or role requirements. Requests for accommodations will be considered. AEM shall comply with vaccination requirements in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.

AEM is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. – AA M/F/Vet/Disability

Federal law requires AEM to verify identity and employment eligibility; with information from your Form I-9. The E-Verify system is used.

AEM is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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