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Senior Accessibility Engineer

Brmi

Vienna, VA,US

BRMi is seeking a Senior Accessibility Engineer 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.

**Hybrid in Vienna, VA**

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Responsibilities:

Provide accessibility expertise 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
Research emerging technologies and recommend solutions that align with business goals
Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology or related field, or the equivalent combination of education, training, and experience
Ability to do program management work to help support the Accessibility Vendor Program Operations.
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
Expert 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:

Experience in Internet or mobile usability/accessibility research
Prior experience in accessibility consulting strongly preferred
Knowledge of Selenium, AxeCore and Java preferred
Candidates with an IAAP WAS or CPWA certification highly preferred
IAAP ADS, CPACC and/or DHS Trusted Tester v5 certifications preferred

** BRMi will not sponsor applicants for work visas for this position.**
**This is a W2 opportunity only**

EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled
We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and commitment at all levels. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply. Employment policies and decisions on employment and promotion are based on merit, qualifications, performance, and business needs. The decisions and criteria governing the employment relationship with all employees are made in a nondiscriminatory manner, without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, or any other factor determined to be unlawful by federal, state, or local statutes.

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