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Accessibility Engineer

ProTaskInc

NA,NA

This is a contract role, fully remote.

To work collaboratively with product owners, designers, developers, management, and scrum teams to ensure fully accessible websites and digital products before they are released to the public. Has in-depth knowledge in own discipline and basic knowledge of related disciplines. Solves complex problems; takes a new perspective on existing solutions. Works independently; receives minimal guidance. May lead projects or project steps within a broader project or have accountability for ongoing activities or objectives. Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience.
Responsibilities:
• Provide accessibility expertise and coaching to teams across the enterprise
• Develop accessible code patterns for developers to use in new products
• Help developers fix issues in their code to create more accessible products
• Consult teams on integrating accessibility automation into their processes with a combination of different accessibility and automation frameworks and tools
• Interpret accessibility audits, drive improvements and change, and facilitate accessibility methodology discussions across teams, including external vendors
• Co-lead annual and continued accessibility training for developers, designers, and testing teams
• Provide ADA-compliant solutions, including component implementation guidance and code samples, while complying with team goals and deadlines
• Perform other duties as assigned
Qualifications and Education Requirements:
• Bachelor's degree in Information Technology or related field, or the equivalent combination of education, training, and experience
• Knowledge of accepted accessibility patterns and best practices, including an expert understanding of HTML and use of ARIA and intermediate knowledge of CSS and JavaScript
• Advanced knowledge of accessibility barriers and how people with disabilities experience digital content, as well as the tools and techniques to identify accessibility issues
• Expert knowledge of accessibility standards and policies (e.g., WCAG 2.0 (A & AA), ARIA, ADA, Section 508, 21st Century Video and Communications Act, etc.)
• Advanced knowledge of Git and Jenkins
• Strong understanding of mobile and document accessibility
• Familiarity with SAFe and CI/CD pipelines
• Exposure to multi-platforms, and cross-browser testing and knowledgeable of trends for new browser versions, mobile devices and/or other digital applications
• Advanced knowledge of assistive technology (e.g., screen readers, magnifiers, alternative input, etc.)
• Ability to communicate to a wide range of project stakeholders (e.g., Executives, Managers, Designers, Developers, etc.)
• Ability to work independently and in a team environment in a hybrid workplace
• Ability to guide and coach colleagues and clients in one-on-one, small group, or large forum environments
• Ability to work with a sense of urgency and attention to detail
• Effective skill exercising initiative and using good judgment to make sound decisions
• Effective research, analytical, and problem-solving skills
• Effective skill to influence, negotiate and persuade to reach agreeable exchange and positive outcomes
• Effective organizational, planning and time management skills
• Ability to operate comfortably in a multi-task/multi-priority environment across project teams
• Advanced verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
Desired Qualifications and Education Requirements:
• Experience in Internet or mobile usability/accessibility research
• Prior experience in accessibility consulting strongly preferred
• Candidates with an IAAP WAS or CPWA certification highly preferred
• IAAP ADS, CPACC and/or Client Trusted Tester v5 certifications preferred

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