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Senior Android Engineer, Accessibility


Remote United States,USA

The Community You Will Join:

At Airbnb, we aim to create a world where anyone can belong anywhere. Core to this mission is the accessibility of our platform. This means that we should be consciously designing and building our platform to support people with disabilities.

As part of the Accessibility team, you'll have the opportunity to have a huge impact on the Airbnb platform and our users. We work with QA, engineers and designers across the entire company to make designing and building inclusively easier. This includes, but isn’t limited to, creating educational resources (like documentation and training), building out accessibility features and utilities for the Airbnb Design Language System as well as product teams, integrating automated accessibility tooling, and providing best practices on accessibility. We're looking for a senior engineer interested in supporting inclusion on our platform. Previous experience with accessibility is required.

A Typical Day: 

Lead defining and building tooling and process for accessible product development on Android such as:
Automated a11y Testing (e.g Android Test Framework)
Snapshot Testing for Accessibility
How to implement accessibility requirements / annotations
Participate in defining company-wide a11y standards and policies
Lead Android accessibility training and support for engineers
Integrate and support automated accessibility testing and tooling for Android
Integrate Android accessibility best practices for the whole company, including in our Design Language System, by collaborating with engineers and cross functional partners: designers, product and program managers
Guide accessibility improvement projects spanning multiple teams
Work with leadership on promoting and solving accessibility at every stage of the project development lifecycle
Help address accessibility bugs and enable other teams to conduct remediation initiatives
Participate in code reviews

Your Expertise:

5+ years industry experience
Fluency in Android UI development with Kotlin
Experience writing code that meets accessibility standards and best practices, including WCAG
Knowledge on Android accessibility APIs
Knowledge of assistive technologies, specifically TalkBack
Passion for building and helping others build accessible UIs
Technical understanding of WCAG 2.0 and how it applies to Android Applications
Awareness of client-side performance considerations
Demonstrated design and UX sensibilities
Strong communication skills both written and verbal
Openness to learning new technologies
Passionate about healthy team culture and collaboration

Bonus Skills:

Familiarity with Jetpack Compose
Experience training and leading workshops
Experience in a technical leadership role leading large projects and setting technical direction
Experience with latest Accessibility standards such as WCAG 2.1 / 2.2 

Your Location:

This position is US - Remote Eligible. The role may include occasional work at an Airbnb office or attendance at offsites, as agreed to with your manager. While the position is Remote Eligible, you must live in a state where Airbnb, Inc. has a registered entity. Click here for the up-to-date list of excluded states. This list is continuously evolving, so please check back with us if the state you live in is on the exclusion list. If your position is employed by another Airbnb entity, your recruiter will inform you what states you are eligible to work from.

Our Commitment To Inclusion & Belonging:

Airbnb is committed to working with the broadest talent pool possible. We believe diverse ideas foster innovation and engagement, and allow us to attract creatively-led people, and to develop the best products, services and solutions. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.

We strive to also provide a disability inclusive application and interview process. If you are a candidate with a disability and require reasonable accommodation in order to submit an application, please contact us at: Please include your full name, the role you’re applying for and the accommodation necessary to assist you with the recruiting process. 

We ask that you only reach out to us if you are a candidate whose disability prevents you from being able to complete our online application.

Salary Range: $185000 - $223000

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