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Accessibility Specialist


Pleasanton, CA,US

At Workday, we help the world’s largest organizations adapt to what’s next by bringing finance, HR, and planning into a single enterprise cloud. We work hard, and we’re serious about what we do. But we like to have fun, too. We put people first, celebrate diversity, drive innovation, and do good in the communities where we live and work.
About the Team
Workday has a strong commitment to accessibility, and we are growing our team to further expand upon accessible experiences across Workday solutions. Whether you want to work for a team that values work life balance and camaraderie, build solid software that will be used by millions, or want to work for a market leader named a top workplace, join us on the Workday Accessibility Product Team.
About the Role
Are you passionate about digital accessibility and design? We’re looking for a versatile accessibility specialist / subject matter expert to join our new Atlanta accessibility team. You’ll contribute to the growth of the Workday Accessible experiences across our solutions. This is a great opportunity for someone who thrives on learning about new technologies and working on fun and challenging projects. It’s a hands-on, technically inclined role, where you’ll be working with an amazing cross-functional team to understand customer needs, gather requirements, and then lead the overall process of taking accessible UX designs through to production.
The ideal candidate will :

have a user-centric focus on delivering the best products and services and have a passion for the opportunity to positively change how millions of people who use assistive technology interact with enterprise applications - making them more engaging, personalized, and inclusive.
have experience working with a variety of assistive technologies and relating WCAG requirements to broad audiences to win support.
be a fast learner, detail oriented, decisive, and enjoy a fast-paced work environment and an initiative taker, early adopter, and technology enthusiast, able to translate product strategy into detailed requirements and prototypes.
be able to work closely with engineering teams to deliver features quickly and with optimal resources
be a collaborative teammate who uses positive leadership to coordinate and deliver results across teams
is ambitious and gets great pleasure from helping others understand, coordinate and address their challenges, embraces being the 'voice of the customer' during product development.

Responsibilities :

Organize and feedback from users of assistive technology to feed the strategic backlog in your product area.
Evaluate software for conformance to WCAG 2.1 criteria for desktop and native mobile applications.
Write detailed and inclusive product specifications, including UX mockups, and detailed user stories.
Work with partners in federal and state sales cycles to ensure alignment on Workday’s accessible journey
Own the release plan and functional backlog for your product area, and align it with all stakeholders and dependencies.
Set and track metrics for your product area.
Engage directly with customers in both structured and unstructured settings and communication.
Provide mentoring and leadership to more junior team members.

About You
Basic Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree (or higher) in a related field
3+ years professional experience in digital accessibility.
2+ years experience with Accessible Web and Accessible Mobile technologies

Other Qualifications

Solid understanding of Accessible Web and Accessible Mobile technologies with an appetite for learning more
Strong problem-solving skills and a willingness to roll up sleeves to get things done
Strong communication skills - written and verbal - with the ability to deliver engaging presentations and demos to customers and partners
Passionate: about user experiences and accessible design and development.
Flexible: willingness to change direction, based on new information.
Organized: adept at product ownership, scrum, story creation.
Collaborative: coordinate large-scale projects and teams across Workday
Inspiring: communicate effectively with customers, partners and the market
Technical: work with engineers to navigate technical issues and solve complex accessibility challenges.
Effective: work with remote teams in various Workday locations to ensure goals are met.
You see product development as a team sport, and thrive in a highly collaborative, agile, continuous discovery and continuous delivery mentality.

Pursuant to applicable Fair Chance law, Workday will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
Workday is an Equal Opportunity Employer including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.
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