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User Experience Engineer

Law School Admission Council

Newtown, PA,US

LSAC is a nonprofit organization devoted to furthering quality, access, and fairness in law school admission by providing the core products and services that candidates and law schools depend on in the United States and around the world. LSAC promotes quality, access, and equity in law and education worldwide by supporting individuals’ enrollment journeys and providing pre-eminent assessment, data, and technology services.

We are seeking a User Experience Engineer to join our Accessibility team. You will support autonomous agile teams to consciously design and build our web products and services to support people with disabilities through meeting or exceeding WCAG guidelines. This position is for an experienced front-end engineer with deep understanding of accessibility and engineering best practices and a strong agile mindset. You will directly engage with teams to collaborate with engineering, product, and design team members. We rely heavily on web-based services and you will have the opportunity to work with new and interesting technology.
Responsibilities:
Essential Functions
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Collaborate with others in the Accessibility team to teach accessibility best practice through documentation, training, and consulting
Guide agile development teams that use modern technologies to build user experiences that are accessible
Develop and recommend solutions that remove barriers
Ensure consistency in LSAC’s accessibility approach across platforms and services. Test web products to ensure conformance to WCAG 2.0 Level AA
Implement tools that help our software engineers build accessible UIs for the web
Participate in design and code reviews
Identify and communicate front-end best practices
Occasionally you may be called upon to help build accessible solutions into LSAC products and services.

Qualifications:
Competencies

Experience developing/designing and testing websites to ensure conformance to accessibility standards such as the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 Level AA
Experience in WAI-ARIA implementation
Experience with assistive technologies, including NVDA, VoiceOver and JAWS
Experience using Web Accessibility Evaluation Tools
Passion for building and helping others build accessible UIs
Demonstrated knowledge of Computer Science fundamentals
Awareness of cross-browser compatibility issues and client-side performance considerations
Demonstrated design and UX sensibilities
Knowledge of modern development practices and the development lifecycle including Scrum, Kanban, Lean or other agile methodologies
Values the success of the team over personal objectives.
Good communication skills, both written and verbal as well as experience with MS Teams
Experience with GIT and code management methods
Fluency in HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and related web technology
Experience with modern JavaScript libraries and tooling (e.g. React)

Preferred Education and Experience

A. or B.S. degree. – preferred
IAAP Web Accessibility Specialist (WAS) certification

LSAC actively seeks to foster greater levels of diversity in our workforce and in our pipeline of future leaders. We are committed to attract and retain candidates who have a passion for their work and encourage all qualified individuals, including minorities, women, LGBTQ+, and differently abled, to apply. LSAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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