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The MITRE Corporation Accessibility Software Engineer, Senior in Bedford, Massachusetts

Why choose between doing meaningful work and having a fulfilling life? At MITRE, you can have both. That's because MITRE people are committed to tackling our nation's toughest challenges—and we're committed to the long-term well-being of our employees. MITRE is different from most technology companies. We are a not-for-profit corporation chartered to work for the public interest, with no commercial conflicts to influence what we do. The R&D centers we operate for the government create lasting impact in fields as diverse as cybersecurity, healthcare, aviation, defense, and enterprise transformation. We're making a difference every day—working for a safer, healthier, and more secure nation and world. Our workplace reflects our values. We offer competitive benefits, exceptional professional development opportunities, and a culture of innovation that embraces diversity, inclusion, flexibility, collaboration, and career growth. If this sounds like the choice you want to make, then choose MITRE—and make a difference with us.

This is an opportunity for highly motivated candidates with skills in software engineering (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.

The successful candidate will:

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

  • Contribute to the technical development of web applications and other software solutions

  • Develop test plans, conduct accessibility evaluations, and develop accessible software solutions

  • Apply accessibility software development standards to enterprise issues

  • Work independently and on a team to develop software and conduct accessibility evaluations

  • Participate in working groups to discuss accessibility issues and solutions

  • Conduct market surveys on the technical aspects of assistive technologies

  • Collaborate with industry and academia to improve accessibility at MITRE and for sponsors

Key Functions:

  • Participate in working groups to discuss technical aspects of accessibility issues and solutions

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

  • Perform accessibility testing and remediation on sponsor-facing software solutions

  • Help educate software developers and testers on accessibility issues and evaluation methods

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

  • Apply rapid prototyping techniques and agile methodologies

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

Minimum Qualifications

  • BS in software engineering, computer science, computer engineering, or relevant technical discipline with a focus on software development

  • 5 + years of related experience

  • Applicants selected for this position will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or applicants who are eligible for security clearances

Required Qualifications

  • Understanding of applying Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) and Section 508 compliance and accessible development practices

  • Strong fundamentals in software engineering, object-oriented programming, web application development, and software architecture

  • Experience developing web applications using HTML JavaScript, CSS, and at least one major frontend framework such as React, Angular, or Vue.js.

  • Experience in assistive and accessibility technologies in the context of software engineering, testing, and coding

  • Passion to grow accessibility knowledge for oneself, the company, and our sponsors.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degrees in software engineering, computer science, computer engineering or a related field.

  • Qualified candidates holding an active DoD Top Secret/SCI clearance are highly preferred.

This requisition requires the following clearance(s):

Top Secret

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