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Sr. Accessibility Architect, Connected TV

Pluto TV

Los Angeles, CA,USA

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Pluto TV, a Paramount Global company, is the leading free streaming television service in America, delivering 250+ live and original channels and thousands of on-demand movies in partnership with major TV networks, movie studios, publishers, and digital media companies. Pluto TV is available on all mobile, web and connected TV streaming devices and millions of viewers tune in each month to watch premium news, TV shows, movies, sports, lifestyle, and trending digital series. Headquartered in West Hollywood, Pluto TV has offices in New York, Silicon Valley, Chicago and Berlin.

*NOTE* This is a fully remote position in the USA.

At Pluto TV, we strive to deliver an equal entertainment experience to everyone, with universally-designed digital experiences that delight and entertain our viewers. The Compliance Operations team collaborates with our business partners to ensure that the principles of inclusion and accessibility are built into every product and experience. We help our partners within Pluto TV understand the importance of accessibility while advising teams on how to prioritize, design, build, and test our experiences to follow accessibility standards. The Sr. Accessibility Architect will act as both a subject-matter expert in accessible platforms and a compliance expert.

In the capacity of subject-matter expert on Pluto TV platforms, this role will partner with designers and developers to create new experiences – and enhance existing ones – that push the boundaries of inclusive design while staying mindful of the capabilities of each platform. Success will be held to a high standard due to Pluto TV’s compliance obligations and the specialized nature of the subject area of digital accessibility. Additionally, you will assist in managing the closed captioning compliance program, interacting with Legal, Government Affairs, and in some cases external advocacy groups. This aspect of the position will require knowledge of closed captioning standards and federal regulations.

Assume a lead practitioner role on behalf of accessibility for all connected TV (CTV) platforms, including set-top boxes and gaming consoles
Create and maintain processes and policies to manage accessibility across each stage of the digital product lifecycle (e.g., innovation, design, implementation, testing)
Conduct product evaluations according to current Web Content Accessibility Standards (WCAG) and inclusive UX principles, and deliver results to product teams
Based on assessment findings, assist engineering teams in resolving accessibility issues for CTV platforms
Through collaboration with design and engineering experts, author technical accessibility requirements for ongoing product feature work that meets and exceeds WCAG compliance standards
Build working code prototypes to model optimal accessible user experiences on living room CTV platforms
Establish and track ongoing mandatory accessibility training for design, testing, and engineering teams, and generate engagement reports from attendance and completion data
Provide support and office hours as a subject matter expert (SME)
Develop a knowledge base of standard methodologies documentation.
Contribute to the creation of metrics to assess and track the status of accessibility within and across CTV platforms
Lead brainstorming sessions and design and development reviews to help solve problems
Scale the Accessibility team by identifying areas of opportunity for growth
Help oversee the strategic accessibility roadmap for the Pluto TV platform

5+ years of experience in digital accessibility and compliance in the technology space
4+ years of web development (HTML, CSS, Javascript, ReactJS), with the ability to build apps from the ground up that incorporate accessible user experience principles
3+ years practical experience with accessibility testing on web screen readers and CTV text-to-speech systems, as well as text resizing, bluetooth keyboard compatibility, and visual UI standards
3+ years applying accessibility standards and tools to product development
2+ years experience in the development of accessible interfaces and experience in the product development lifecycle.
2+ years integrating federal compliance requirements around closed captioning, audio description, and interface accessibility (i.e., WCAG)
2+ years working in Agile software development.
1+ years enhancing accessibility on CTV platforms, such as Samsung and LG Smart TVs, Roku, and Playstation consoles
Bachelors degree or relevant experience in User Experience, Computer Science, or a related field is required

Working experience with JIRA project management software
Comfortable presenting ideas and designs to a group of passionate engineering peers
Strong technical writing skills: ability to create compelling, detail-oriented documentation that sets up design, engineering, and testing teams for success
Passion for product development and innovation
Strong analytical skills and attention to detail
Ability to work with minimal supervision
Must have strong time management skills in order to thrive in a fast-paced environment


Hiring Salary Range: $125,000.00 - 160,000.00.

The hiring salary range for this position applies to New York City, California, Colorado, Washington state, and most other geographies. Starting pay for the successful applicant depends on a variety of job-related factors, including but not limited to geographic location, market demands, experience, training, and education. The benefits available for this position include medical, dental, vision, 401(k) plan, life insurance coverage, disability benefits, tuition assistance program and PTO or, if applicable, as otherwise dictated by the appropriate Collective Bargaining Agreement. This position is bonus eligible.

Paramount is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet.

At Paramount, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. Paramount is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access. as a result of your disability. You can request reasonable accommodations by calling 212.846.5500 or by sending an email to Only messages left for this purpose will be returned.

Salary Range: $120000 - $160000

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