Job Description

Organization: Accenture Federal Services
Location: Washington, DC

Accenture Federal Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Accenture LLP, is a U.S. company with offices in Arlington, Virginia. Accenture's federal business has served every cabinet-level department and 30 of the largest federal organizations. Accenture Federal Services transforms bold ideas into breakthrough outcomes for clients at defense, intelligence, public safety, civilian and military health organizations.

We believe that great outcomes are everything. It’s what drives us to turn bold ideas into breakthrough solutions. By combining digital technologies with what works across the world’s leading businesses, we use agile approaches to help clients solve their toughest problems fast—the first time. So, you can deliver what matters most.

Count on us to help you embrace new ways of working, building for change and put customers at the core. A wholly owned subsidiary of Accenture, we bring over 30 years of experience serving the federal government, including every cabinet-level department. Our 7,200 dedicated colleagues and change makers work with our clients at the heart of the nation’s priorities in defense, intel, public safety, health and civilian to help you make a difference for the people you employ, serve and protect.

Accenture is helping a Federal Government agency turn complex manual processes into simple Digital experiences for the public. We're looking for talented people with experience in human-centered design, agile, DevOps, public cloud, AI, Analytics, mobile and web application development who are creative, innovative, collaborative and passionate about working with other high performers. This is your opportunity to join a modern Digital team that is developing a new experience to streamline services and change how people interact with Government. Do you want to be a part of a team that defines the future of digital government?

The Business Analyst/508 Tester will work with the Design Team, Product Owners, Scrum Masters and Developers to define and build features for the new application experience. As part of the team, you would: 
  • Interact with product owners to identify user stories with functional and system requirements Analyze system documentation to summarize system functionality as it relates to the project at hand Understand basic system technologies as they relate to the system functionality 
  • Communicate issues to appropriate parties and coordinate with external teams to mitigate potential issues/plan for impending deadlines 
  • Proactively communicate and collaborate with customers and other cross-functional teams to analyze information needs and functional requirements, and communicate requirements to development teams 
  • Demonstrate developed functionality and application features. 
The Business Analyst/508 Tester will also support efforts to test the solution for accessibility and usability compliance. Initially, primary responsibility of the position will be to identify developer guidelines to support Section 508 and prevent usability problems; create a process for identifying potential compliance issues and documenting issues in user stories for prioritization by the client for resolution; and pro-active testing for Section 508 compliance for functionality available to end-users. Section 508 testing will focus on sight impairment issues using the tools like Andi, Object Inspector 32, Web Accessibility Toolbar (WAT), Job Access with Speech (JAWS) or similar tool. The role will also act as a liaison and provide support for 508 testing performed by the client's Accessibility Office. Additionally, this role will support transition to WCAG accessibility specifications. Functional, Regression and Integration testing responsibilities will be added as the project progresses, but the role will continue to support 508 compliance as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) throughout the project lifecycle. Responsibilities include:

508 Accessibility Testing:
  • Become the testing 508 Accessibility SME in and perform the following:
  • Web accessibility testing including: Semi-automated scans, manual reviews, keyboard only, color sampling, and screen reader testing (using JAWS or similar tool)
  • Investigate/research issues, determine impact, and provide solutions for improving accessibility for compliance
  • Implementing World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) WCAG specifications
  • Reading, understanding, and being the go-to resource for compliance with Section 508 Laws and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
  • Act as liaison with the client's Accessibility Office and support client Section 508 testing process
  • Identifies, records, and helps manage specific 508 defects to resolution
  • Provides policy and process support to the entire project team to develop, maintain, and improve our compliance with the federal government's Section 508 program
Functional and Integration Testing:
  • Identifies Functional, Regression and Integration test case scenarios from user stories and acceptance criteria.
  • Develops and executes detailed manual or automated test scripts
  • Identifies and/or creates test data to support script execution
  • Assists with the development of overall test plan and other test artifacts.
  • Identifies, records, and helps manage defects to resolution.
  • Identifies and communicates any testing issues and/or risks to Developer and Test Lead. 

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Qualifications

Basic Skills & Qualifications:
  • 1+ year of professional experience
  • Bachelor's degree in a related field or 5 years of practical experience
  • US Citizen 
  • 1+year of experience with Agile software development principles 
  • 1+year of experience as a business, requirements, or system analyst
  • Must be able to become certified 508 trusted tester after joining
Preferred Skills & Qualifications:
Additional Professional Skill Requirements: 
  • 2 + years of experience and practiced skills with 508 Compliance/Accessibility testing
  • 2+ years of practiced skills with general software testing (Functional, Regression and Integration)
  • Leadership skills in documenting, presenting and liaising with different organizational groups and levels and/or clients, presenting and liaising with different organizational groups and levels and/or clients
  • Proven ability to work independently and as a team member
  • Excellent communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills
  • Good organizational, multi-tasking, and time-management skills
  • Ability to learn very quickly and share knowledge with other team members
  • Strong problem solving skills, ability to multi-task, organized, ability to work in a fast-paced dynamic environment, and very detail oriented
Additional Preferred Skill Requirements:
  • Knowledge of 508 accessibility testing techniques and remediation tools
  • Experience with 508 tools such as JAWS, PAW, WAT, Ferret, Narrator, or Common Look (or others)
  • Experience working with Federal Government projects
  • Experience with Agile delivery
  • Experience with automation test tools such as Selenium (Java)

An active security clearance or the ability to obtain one may be required for this role. 

Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration. 

Applicants for employment in the US must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States and with Accenture (i.e., H1-B visa, F-1 visa (OPT), TN visa or any other non-immigrant status). 

Accenture is a Federal Contractor and an EEO and Affirmative Action Employer of Females/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities. 

Equal Employment Opportunity 
All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law. 

Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process. 

Accenture is committed to providing veteran employment opportunities to our service men and women.

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DC,DC - Washington

Accenture is an EEO and Affirmative Action Employer of Females/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

Equal Employment Opportunity
All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law.

Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.

Accenture is committed to providing veteran employment opportunities to our service men and women.

Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration.

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