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Accessibility/Usability Engineer

Mitre


Location:
McLean, VA
Date:
02/05/2018
2018-02-052018-03-13
Categories:
  • Engineering
  • Environment, Health, and Safety
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Job Details

We are interested in highly motivated candidates with skills in human computer interaction (especially related to accessibility) combined with some or all of the following: assistive technology, collaboration, human-machine teams, social media, and/or decision support systems.  These skills would be employed to solve critical technological problems for our Government sponsors and enhance the user experience in Government systems and experimental prototypes.

 

Key Functions:


  • Assist MITRE and government sponsors in solving accessibility and usability challenges, including enterprise remediation efforts and integrating commercial accessibility solutions into government environments


  • Perform evaluation and testing: accessibility testing, usability testing, heuristic evaluation, and other HCI methods


  • Conduct market surveys


  • Work independently and on a team to conduct accessibility/usability evaluations and develop accessible alternatives to problems

  • Design wireframes and mockups for prototypes or to integrate commercial accessibility solutions into prototype software


  • Employ user centered design/user experience engineering: understand people's current work practices and user needs, gather requirements, lead the development of prototype concepts, and iterate on design with stakeholders


  • Participate in working groups to discuss usability/accessibility issues and solutions


  • Make recommendations for acquiring or implementing usable and accessible decision support, collaboration, and assistive technologies


  • Apply knowledge of the state of the art for decision support systems, collaboration tools, and assistive technology


  • Understand rapid prototyping techniques and agile methodologies


  • Document work, produce and brief presentations, and write technical reports and papers for publication

Requirement Qualifications:



  • BS or MS in accessibility, human factors, human computer interaction, computer science, or a related field


  • Two+ years of experience desired


  • Basic understanding of applying WCAG or Section 508 compliance, accessible development practices


  • User centered design, usability, and evaluation experience


  • Experience in software engineering or testing, assistive technology, and accessibility testing or coding


  • Desire to increase accessibility and usability knowledge 
 

*Candidates must have a Top Secret Clearance (or the ability to obtain one)