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Accessibility Tester (active TS/SCI w/Poly) at General Dynamics Information Technology in Chantilly, Virginia

Posted in Information Technology 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

At GDIT, people are our differentiator. As an Accessibility Test Lead and help ensure the mission is never interrupted. At GDIT, we deliver clarity with supporting the customer, you will be trusted to solve complex IT issues while delivering outstanding customer service.

Ensure the safety and security of our nation as a an Accessibility Test Lead and help ensure the mission is never interrupted. At GDIT, we deliver clarity with at GDIT. You'll apply the latest technology and provide operational support to deliver actionable intelligence for the Intelligence Community. Here, your work will have meaning and impact as you deliver your best every day.


As an Accessibility Test Lead for the Sandman program, you will be responsible for conducting and leading testing efforts to ensure our systems are compliant with accessibility standards, such as WCAG 2.0 and Section 508. A successful candidate will implement automated testing with a focus on accessibility compliance and improvement. The ideal candidate will have experience with a variety of accessibility testing tools and methodologies and a strong understanding of accessibility standards for custom web applications and IT solutions developed on COTS platforms. The Tester will follow the customer's Agile process in collaborating with team members to fulfill system UI/UX objectives.


  • Education: Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical certifications or training, or work experience.

  • 11-15 years experience

Required Experience:

  • Understand and apply accessibility guidelines (WCAG, Section 508) to supported systems.

  • Perform manual testing of web applications for compliance with accessibility standards.

  • Implement and conduct automated testing of web applications for compliance with accessibility standards.

  • Assist other testers with accessibility requirements and testing methods.

  • Use a variety of testing tools, including screen readers, to identify potential accessibility issues.

  • Create and maintain accessibility testing documentation, procedures, plans, test cases, and results.

  • Collaborate with developers to improve system designs for UI/UX requirements.

  • Keep abreast of new accessibility technologies and trends. Educate team members on accessibility best practices.

  • Advocate for the inclusion of accessibility considerations in all phases of product development.

  • Participate in usability testing to provide insights on how people with disabilities use products.

  • Expertise with accessibility guidelines, including WCAG 2.0 and Section 508

  • Experience with screen readers, such as JAWS, NVDA, and VoiceOver

  • Experience developing test plans, cases, and scenarios

  • Experience with manual and automated testing tools (e.g. Selenium & Cypress)

  • Application development background and the skills to implement automated test environments and create automated test scripts

  • Experience testing with multiple web browsers

  • Experience testing all the web application layers, including various front-end JavaScript frameworks (e.g. AngularJS and JQuery)

  • Leadership experience

  • Solid understanding of the software development process and Agile methodology

  • Excellent communication, problem-solving, and analytical skills

  • Security Clearance Level: Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph

Preferred Skills:

  • Ability to code in at least one programming language, such as Java, JavaScript, or Python

  • Knowledge of financial systems

  • Experience testing APIs or web services

  • Familiarity with the ServiceNow and Salesforce platforms

  • Experience with assistive technologies, such as ZoomText and MAGic

  • Location: Chantilly, VA


  • 401K with company match

  • Comprehensive health and wellness packages

  • Internal mobility team dedicated to helping you own your career

  • Professional growth opportunities including paid education and certifications

  • Cutting-edge technology you can learn from

  • Rest and recharge with paid vacation and holidays



Work Requirements

Years of Experience
10 + years of related experience

* may vary based on technical training, certification(s), or degree

Travel Required
Less than 10%

U.S. Citizenship Required

About Our Work

We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.
COVID-19 Vaccination
GDIT does not have a vaccination mandate applicable to all employees. To protect the health and safety of its employees and to comply with customer requirements, however, GDIT may require employees in certain positions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccination requirements will depend on customer site requirements.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.

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