Senior Section 508 Tester

Job Summary:

Conduct Section 508 testing using assertive technology and manual accessibility tools. Demonstrate advanced knowledge of Section 508 and accessibility best practices for web-based applications and accurately identify accessibility issues in developed products and identify potential accessibility barriers and violations.


  • Plan, develop and execute test cases for Section 508 Compliance testing.
  • Support testing of projects that use Agile, Waterfall, and Hybrid development models.
  • Test for Section 508 compliance using JAWS Review and analyze functional specifications.
  • Record problems/defects identified during testing and Retest problems after they are resolved by the development team.
  • Communicate the status of testing, including reporting of overall test results. Document test plans and test cases.
  • Verify compliance with 508 accessibility standards Identify and suggest potential solutions for accessibility barriers based on the WCAG 2.0 and WCAG 2.1 standards as well as compliance with the Section 508 and other accessibility related laws.
  • Familiar with VPAT template creation and coordination with external client teams for conducting the testing.
  • 508 Remediation of a variety of Document Types – HTML, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF
  • Effectively work on multiple applications and teams simultaneously

 Required Skills:

  • Must have 6+ years using JAWS software for testing.
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must have knowledge on JIRA/ALM Defect Management Process, hands on experience with Defect Management Tools.
  • Must have experience with standard 508 testing tools (i.e. JAWS, Web Accessibility Tool Bar, Inspect. Etc.)
  • Must have prior experience in Manual/ Functional Testing.
  • Must have hands-on experience with tools such as QC/HP ALM, SQL and JIRA.

 Education/Experience Level:

  • Requires Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, and four to eight years of testing experience.
Founded in 2004, Sparksoft is a Small Business (WOSB), Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB), CMMI Level 3, ISO 9001:2015, ISO 27001:2013, HUBZone, 8(a), Women-Owned, and Minority-owned business (SWaM), MBE/DBE/SBE holding prime contracts with SPARC, GSA and Navy Seaport-e.Lead by a team with over 20 years of industry experience, we have a proven track record in software development and managing multi-year projects. We work in both federal and commercial spaces, providing innovative solutions in Agile Software Testing, Software Engineering, Program Management, Security & Privacy Solutions, Delivery Management and Health IT. We have dedicated Centers of Excellence in software testing, independent verification and validation, and security and privacy, that are designed to FULFILL the IT needs of any commercial or government field.
Sparksoft is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any applicant for employment or employee because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited under Federal, State, or local laws.

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