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 Employment Opportunities at Aspiritech

We are the largest employer of people on the Autism spectrum in North America.
We would love to have you join us.

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 If you…

  • Are diagnosed on the autism spectrum (ASD, Asperger's Syndrome, PDD-NOS)

  • Are able to commute to one of Aspiritech’s two offices, either in Highland Park, Illinois or Chicago’s West Loop

  • Are willing to work for at least 20 hours a week, independently

Sorry, we do not hire remote employees at this time.

 Seven Qualities of a Successful QA Analyst

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  • Intellectual curiosity and the ability to approach problems creatively and think “outside of the box”

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Comfortable with technology

  • Dedication to continuous learning, quality work, self-development, and providing best-in-class service to Aspiritech clients

  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing

  • Strong observational skills, an attention to detail and ability to maintain focus

  • Ability to work individually and as part of team

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 Application: FAQ

What is the prerequisite education or experience needed for the Aspiritech training program?

Aspiritech was built to meet the employment needs of individuals with Asperger’s Syndrome/Autism Spectrum Disorder. While we highly value college coursework or relevant experience, it is not required. We look for the seven skills addressed above.

How much does training cost?

Training is provided at no cost.

What does the training program entail?

The training program consists of two parts-

a.) One-week classroom training in Chicago in the basics of quality assurance (QA): Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m-3:30 p.m.
b.) Two-weeks on the job, on-site training

The training period is also a time for the candidate to decide whether this type of work is a good fit for him/her and for Aspiritech to assess whether the candidate is a good fit for our team. While most candidates who successfully complete training will be hired by Aspiritech, the completion of the program does not guarantee employment.

How are the trainees selected for the program?

Candidates start by completing our online application. Qualified candidates will be invited for an in-person interview and given a short series of assessments for evaluation. Trainees will be selected based on their experience, skills, interview, assessments and references.

What type of support opportunities does Aspiritech offer to staff?

Aspiritech employs a dedicated team to provide guidance and workplace support.  Employees are expected to be 90-95% independent, needing only very limited support. However, our accommodating and understanding environment (including a sensory break-room, fidget cubes, etc.) is designed to help alleviate stress. We also provide social and team building activities through our Stepping Up & Out program.

Can people work remotely (from home) for Aspiritech?

Due to security concerns and hardware requirements, we cannot offer a work-from-home option.

Does completion of the training program guarantee full-time employment at Aspiritech?

Most trainees who successfully complete training will join Aspiritech as part-time Software Quality Assurance Analysts. As a service provider, we are dependent on our clients for work. Over the past two years, our client base has grown and we have been increasingly able to offer those employees who are able to work across a variety of projects as many hours as they want.

Are there opportunities for career advancement?

Yes, most of our QA leads were originally analysts. We can provide additional training and our goal is advancement for anyone interested. We also offer skills training for additional QA certifications. We are a mission driven, client focused business. 

Social Programs

Aspiritech offers social programs for staff through its Stepping Up and Out program (SUO). SUO meets on Sundays from Noon-5:00 PM in Highland Park and on Saturdays from 11:00 AM-3:00 PM in Chicago in addition to some weekday clubs from 3:30-5:30 PM. For more information about our social programs, please email us at SUO@aspiritech.org.

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