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Senior Product Designer – Accessibility Designer

VMware

Palo Alto, California,US

s a product designer on the accessibility team, you’ll be focused on working closely with product designers, engineering, and product managers on finding theaccessibilitygapsin existing product designs or design deliverables.Youwill also befocused on education, evangelism, and building a communityof designers and product managers passionate about inclusive design and accessible products.Apassion foraccessibleuser experienceis a must, as is an abilityto clearly communicate best practices and accessibility standards.

The team

As a company, we deeply care about building products for all our customers. Our commitment to accessibility is deep in our roots and matches our values. To strengthen this commitment and streamline our efforts and impact, we’re building a dedicated and independent accessibility team within the design platform team working closely with our design ops and design system teams as well as engineering and product management teams across the company.

What you’ll be doing:

Work with the Accessibility Team Lead to establishan accessibility team within VMware working closely with our design system, design ops, and the rest of the product design team.
Build a central source of truth for education, training, and certification around accessibility for designers, engineers, and product managers.
Collaborateclosely with product designers to better understand the types of experiences we’re designing. Your goal should be not just to inject accessibility in but to make sure it is at the foundation of what we do. We should build better products because of accessibility not just looking to adhere to a set of basic guidelines.
Educate, advise, and document best practices.
Work closely with product designers, as well as the wider team, to create a movement for accessibility within VMware. Your focus will be on creating “accessibility champions” across the company who understand the role accessibility plays in building better products andhave the ability tochannel you and your team in their own product teams.

The skills:

You're an experiencedcollaborator capable of working with designers, product managers, and technologists
You havean expert knowledgein accessibilitythat extends beyond basic 508c and color contrast compliance to the creation of delightful and accessible experiences for all users
You’re an experienced designer with a track record of building excellent user experiences. You have the passion for accessibility and a deep understanding of the user experience and design process.
Storytelling - ability to tell simple user stories illustrating solutions.
Excellent oral and written communication, presentation, and analytical skills.
Agile, adaptable, and capable of shaping the scope and focus or your project to larger business needs.
Good aesthetic sense and attention to details.

Design at VMware:

We're a dedicated team that moves fast, upholds design quality, values consistency and simplicity, and focuses on customers and their needs. We work together and value "we" over "me". We believe in inclusion both within our team and in thewaywe build products and make that clear in the way we hire, design, and execute. We value growth and encourage, not just respect, our differences. We're the organization to "get it done" together. We're not afraid to make new mistakes, learn from them, and grow together as a team and an organization.

We love what we do and build products that are used by hundreds of thousands of productive individuals and organizations around the world.

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