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Staff Accessibility Engineer

Airbnb

San Francisco,USA

Airbnb is a mission-driven company dedicated to helping create a world where anyone can belong anywhere. It takes a unified team committed to our core values to achieve this goal. Airbnb's various functions embody the company's innovative spirit and our fast-moving team is committed to leading as a 21st century company.

What is Accessibility at Airbnb?
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 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 utilities and features, integrating automated accessibility tooling, and providing best practices on accessibility. We're looking for a staff engineer interested in supporting inclusion on our platform. Previous experience with accessibility is required.

Responsibilities
- Lead defining and building tooling and process for accessible product development
- Lead accessibility training and support for engineers
- Integrate and support automated accessibility testing and tooling
- Integrate 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

Requirements
- 8+ years industry experience
- Fluency in either iOS UI development with Swift or Android UI development with Kotlin (both ideally)
- Experience writing code that meets accessibility standards and best practices
- Knowledge on native accessibility APIs
- Openness to learning new technologies
- Knowledge of assistive technologies, such as VoiceOver or TalkBack
- Passion for building and helping others build accessible UIs
- Demonstrated knowledge of Computer Science fundamentals
- Awareness of client-side performance considerations
- Demonstrated design and UX sensibilities
- Strong communication skills both written and verbal
- Passionate about healthy team culture and collaboration

Nice to haves
- Experience training and leading workshops
- 2 years of experience in a technical leadership role leading large projects and setting technical direction

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