Sr. Technology Evangelist
Accessibility is a key part of Microsoft’s mission to empower people and organizations to achieve more. The CELA Accessibility team partners across the company to make that vision a reality for the 1+ billion people with disabilities. We are looking for a Sr. Technology Evangelist with experience and passion for accessibility to join the team.
This role will lead our efforts to empower people with disabilities with accessibility. If you are passionate to improve the user experience for people with disabilities and a mature, technical, experienced professional capable of building trusted relationships with colleagues, customers and partners, then read on! As an Accessibility Technical Evangelist your responsibility will be to be the voice on accessibility and listen and share our Accessibility story to customers, disability and accessibility communities, and employees at customer sites, events, and company locations. You will empower internal teams, especially the field, with information and expertise on accessibility of products and services and mature and grow usage of accessibility.
The ideal candidate will have experience in client-facing roles and have demonstrated success leading technical and economic value discussions with executives and senior technical decision makers, driving key decisions and implementation strategies. Candidates need to possess the ability to impact and influence stakeholders with a high degree of autonomy, energy, flexibility and the drive to create real and measurable business results. Technical knowledge of accessibility is key as is ability to demo technical solutions that will benefit people with disabilities.
Partner with disability, accessibility and accessible technology communities to understand and advance accessibility
Build working relationship with Microsoft field communities to embed accessibility into customer side engagement and identify, pursue co-innovation opportunities.
Ability to use your expertise to guide others’ work, establish and share accessibility best practices.
Work closely with other accessibility, design and domain specialists to mature their accessibility programs and efforts.
Develop and maintain multiple listening and communication channels, business and adoption metrics, and other relevant indicators for success
Evangelize our product and services across audiences and help enable adoption supporting the Field with your accessibility and product expertise.
9+ years of experience working on a consumer or enterprise product
Demonstrated experience presenting accessibility issues and solutions to senior executives
Working knowledge of accessibility guidelines (such as Section 508 and WCAG 2.0) and technologies (such as ARIA)
Demonstrated experience successfully communicating and demonstrating technical ideas to technical and non-technical audiences
Working knowledge of a wide range of assistive technology including screen readers, screen magnifiers, speech input, high contrast and the full range of options on Microsoft platforms.
Demonstrated experience delivering accessible products and subsequent iterations
Passionate about and deep understanding of accessibility technologies as well as business drivers and emerging trends.
Ability to build technical and business credibility with senior executives and grow mind share with highly strategic customers and partners
Track record of driving decisions collaboratively and resolving conflicts with consistent and reliable follow through
Exceptional verbal and written communication
Ability to connect technology with measurable business value
Demonstrate technical thought leadership in customer-facing situations
Solid understanding of the competitive landscape for accessibility.
Experience working with the assistive technology industry to support development in their products
Adaptability, flexibility, and the ability to do the right thing under pressure and tight deadlines
Ability to implement both strategy and tactical needs of the business
The salary for this role in the state of Colorado is between $113,900 and $171,500.
At Microsoft, certain roles are eligible for additional rewards, including annual bonus and stock. These awards are allocated based on individual performance. In addition, certain roles also have the opportunity to earn sales incentives based on revenue or utilization, depending on the terms of the plan and the employee’s role.
Benefits/perks listed here may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.US-based employees gain access to healthcare benefits, a 401(k) plan and company match, short-term and long-term disability coverage, basic life insurance, and fitness benefits, among others.
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Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.