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Sr Software Developer - Accessibility

SAS Institute

Cary, North Carolina,US


Are you a problem solver, explorer, and knowledge seeker – always asking, “What if?”

If so, you may be the new team member we’re looking for. Because at SAS, your curiosity matters – whether you’re developing algorithms, creating customer experiences, or answering critical questions. Curiosity is our code, and the opportunities here are endless.

What we do

We’re the leader in analytics. Through our software and services, we inspire customers around the world to transform data into intelligence. Our curiosity fuels innovation, pushing boundaries, challenging the status quo and changing the way we live.

Would you like to use your technical skills and creativity to make a positive impact on humanity? Do you believe everyone should have equal access to data, analytics and the quantitative skills that are essential for success in the twenty-first century knowledge economy? Are you searching for work that provides meaning and fulfillment? If so, we have an amazing opportunity for you.

As a Senior Software Developer on the SAS accessibility team, you will create technology that enables people of all abilities to access the power of analytics. Your top priority will be to help us expand the capabilities of SAS Graphics Accelerator – a Google Chrome extension that enables people with blindness to perceive data visualizations and geospatial maps using non-visual methods. You will also help product teams across SAS create efficient user experiences for users with disabilities.

What you’ll do

You will design and develop high quality, scalable and maintainable software that enables people with disabilities to access data, data visualization and analytics.

You will

Scope product requirements, estimate effort, and help plan release schedules.
Ensure quality by creating and maintaining automated tests with extensive code coverage.
Stay informed of rapidly changing web technologies and incorporate those technologies into products, as appropriate.
Evolve software architecture to meet changes in product requirements.
Collaborate with product managers to prioritize accessibility defects and features.
Collaborate with designers to create experiences that delight SAS users of all abilities.
Test products during development and report accessibility defects.
Prototype accessibility features/fixes and share with product development teams.
Collaborate with technical writers to share information with end users in the form of product documentation, videos, and/or white papers.
Train individual contributors within product teams to independently satisfy accessibility requirements.

What we’re looking for

You’re curious, passionate, authentic, and accountable. These are our values and influence everything we do.
You have a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related quantitative field.
8+ years of experience working on large complex software products as a software developer.
Excellent working knowledge of modern front-end web technologies including JavaScript.
A demonstrated ability to design and build software systems that are scalable, extensible and maintainable.
A proven ability to ship early and often.
Excellent interpersonal communication skills and the ability to work effectively within cross-functional teams.

The nice to haves

Working knowledge of the accessibility features of HTML5, the Accessible Rich Internet Application suite and the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.
Working knowledge of accessibility testing tools.
Experience with Dragon Naturally Speaking and at least one screen reader.
Experience developing JavaScript components.
Experience developing video games.

Other knowledge, skills, and abilities

A relentless focus on the needs of users.
Excellent interpersonal communication skills and a proven ability to work effectively within cross-functional teams.


We love living the #SASlife and believe that happy, healthy people have a passion for life, and bring that energy to work. No matter what your specialty or where you are in the world, your unique contributions will make a difference.
Our multi-dimensional culture blends our different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. Here, it isn’t about fitting into our culture, it’s about adding to it - and we can’t wait to see what you’ll bring.

This position will be seated out of SAS Headquarters in Cary, North Carolina


SAS looks not only for the right skills, but also a fit to our core values. We seek colleagues who will contribute to the unique values that makes SAS such a great place to work. We look for the total candidate: technical skills, values fit, relationship skills, problem solvers, good communicators and, of course, innovators. Candidates must be ready to make an impact.

Additional Information:

To qualify, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States, and should not require, now or in the future, sponsorship for employment visa status. SAS is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. Read more: Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law. Also view the supplement EEO is the Law, and the notice Pay Transparency

Equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered in place of the above qualifications. The level of this position will be determined based on the applicant's education, skills and experience. Resumes may be considered in the order they are received. SAS employees performing certain job functions may require access to technology or software subject to export or import regulations. To comply with these regulations, SAS may obtain nationality or citizenship information from applicants for employment. SAS collects this information solely for trade law compliance purposes and does not use it to discriminate unfairly in the hiring process.

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