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508 Developer

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We're working with a global IT consulting client to find a 508 Developer to join their team! In this role, you'll work on a high profile, high-visibility website project. This is a long-term opportunity with the potential to go perm.

Start Date: As soon as the right talent is found
Duration: Ongoing; potential to go perm
Hours: 40 per week
Location: Onsite at client's office in Fairfax, VA or Baltimore, MD

Responsibilities and Requirements:
-3+ years experience with front end development, especially focusing on 508 compliance development and troubleshooting.
-Responsible for developing 508 compliant code, as well as performing web accessibility testing including: semi-automated scans, manual reviews, keyboard only, color sampling, and screen reader testing using a combination of common web accessibility testing tools such as WAVE, Web Accessibility Toolbar, Colour Contrast Analyser, and JAWS screen reader, respectively.
-Demonstrate advanced knowledge of Section 508, working knowledge of WCAG 2.0. Possess strong understanding of usability and accessibility issues, including understanding how to code for 508 compliance and fix code that is not 508 compliant
-Have the curiosity, drive, and creative problem solving skills to assist in the research and development of new design patterns and Section 508 testing checkpoints/processes as needed to address emerging technologies and innovative project solutions (Section 508 Refresh, ARIA, HTML 5, etc.)
-Work with release teams to provide training and technical support on Section 508 Accessibility.
-Proven knowledge of standards-compliant, cross-browser compatible XHTML, CSS, JavaScript and JQuery
-Understanding of cross-browser and cross-platform compatibility issues
-Knowledge of SEO optimization techniques
-Experience working on large team projects a plus
-Familiarity with Agile (Scrum and/or Extreme) Development Methodology a plus

Onboarding Requirements:
Background screening and reference checks.

The interview process will include a portfolio and code review.

Interested? We'd love to hear from you! To apply, please include the following:
-Updated resume
-Code samples
-Desired hourly rate and salary ranges
(Priority will be given to applications that include all of the above.)

A member of our team will reach out to you directly if your experience best matches our client’s requirements for this role.

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