Manager, Software Development Engineering - Accessibility
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At Workday, it all began with a conversation over breakfast. When our founders met at a sunny California diner, they came up with an idea to revolutionize the enterprise software market. And when we began to rise, one thing that really set us apart was our culture. A culture which was driven by our value of putting our people first. And ever since, the happiness, development, and contribution of every Workmate is central to who we are. Our Workmates believe a healthy employee-centric, collaborative culture is the essential mix of ingredients for success in business. That’s why we look after our people, communities and the planet while still being profitable. Feel encouraged to shine, however that manifests: you don’t need to hide who you are. You can feel the energy and the passion, it's what makes us unique. Inspired to make a brighter work day for all and transform with us to the next stage of our growth journey? Bring your brightest version of you and have a brighter work day here.
About the Team
Workday has a strong commitment to accessibility, and we are growing our team to further expand upon accessible experiences across Workday solutions. Whether you want to work for a team that values work life balance and camaraderie, build solid software that will be used by millions, or want to work for a market leader named a top workplace, join us on the Workday Accessibility Product Team.
About the Role
The Workday Accessibility team is looking for a leader to help build out the platform and developer tools that enable the creation of accessible experiences (web and mobile) for all users. The team builds features, contributes to architecture decisions, defines best practices, and enables product quality.
In addition to bug fixing and product work, the Accessibility Engineering team is charged with upskilling the broader organization to enable our workmates to build more accessible products. This team follows the Shift Left philosophy, which entails moving accessibility considerations earlier in the software development lifecycle and automating as much as possible. The team also develops and manages tooling that enables all workmates to develop more accessible products.
Come join a growing team where you will have the opportunity to shape the technologies that positively change how our customers work with enterprise applications - making them more accessible for all.
Lead the team in building products and services to empower developers across Workday to create accessible experiences.
Shape the team’s work to align with company goals and to have the most impact on the bottom line. Identify new opportunities to support areas beyond product development such as sales, events, and M&A.
Attract, develop, and grow a high performing software engineering team.
Mentor team members and create stretch assignments to support their growth.
Collaborate with product managers, accessibility specialists, and customer-facing team to serve customers and build more accessible software.
You are curious, have a background in technology and/or product development, have a track record of leading teams and projects, are interested in managing people, and have a passion for accessibility. You are a leader who prioritizes collaboration and building trusted relationships throughout the broader organization. You are dedicated to supporting the team and finding opportunities for the a11y engineers to grow and contribute. You are a big picture thinker who knows the secret to execution is ruthless prioritization.
We acknowledge that nobody is a unicorn and encourage you to apply even if you don’t check every box below.
3+ years professional experience in digital accessibility
2+ years’ experience as a people leader
Sees the big picture and also focuses on execution
Proven track record of delivering production-quality products at scale
Background in software engineering - experience with accessibility projects a big plus!
Clear communication and storytelling skills, written and verbal
User interface design and/or development experience (web and/or mobile apps)
Familiarity with WCAG guidelines
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Workday Pay Transparency Statement
The base pay range for the primary location of this job is listed below. Workday pay ranges vary based on work location. As a part of the total compensation package, this role may be eligible for the Workday Bonus Plan or a role-specific commission/bonus, as well as annual refresh stock grants. Recruiters can share more detail during the hiring process. Each candidate’s compensation offer will be based on multiple factors including, but not limited to, geography, experience, skills, future potential and internal pay parity. For more information regarding Workday’s comprehensive benefits, please
Primary Location: USA.CA.Pleasanton
Base Pay Min to Max Range: $169,600 - $254,400
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