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Accessibility Engineer, Accessibility Center of Excellence


Santa Clara Valley, California,US

Imagine what you could do here. At Apple, great ideas have a way of becoming extraordinary products, services, and customer experiences very quickly. Bring passion and dedication to your job and there's no telling what you could accomplish. Apple has an exciting opportunity for a passionate Accessibility Engineer in our IS&T team. You will have validated experience in web technologies (such as HTML, JavaScript and CSS) as well as being an authority in Accessibility. You consider accessibility a basic human right and you want to work somewhere where people feel the same way. The role will involve working with many teams at a time on a variety of exciting projects and will require you to ensure the best output from each team.
Key Qualifications

In-depth knowledge and practical application of web technologies including HTML, CSS and JavaScript
Strong working knowledge of WCAG 2.x guidelines
Demonstrable experience with WAI-ARIA
Excellent knowledge and understanding of macOS and iOS VoiceOver and other accessibility features
Strong first-hand experience in testing with assistive technologies (including screen readers such as VoiceOver, JAWS and NVDA)
Familiarity with accessibility features on mobile devices
Familiarity with project management methodologies such as waterfall and Agile
Experience in software engineering
Aptitude for independently learning new technologies
Demonstrable experience in building strong working relationships with others
Ability to work on multiple projects and manage a dynamic working environment
Excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills

Are you a self starter, capable to adapt and adhere to internal guidelines and processes, and work under tight deadlines with teams spread around the globe?

Appleā€™s IS&T Accessibility and SEO Center of Excellence is a group created with the purpose of promoting and supporting accessibility across Apple and offering consultancy services to project teams. The team is looking for a highly motivated and passionate individual, who is able to act as an accessibility expert as well as a product owner for internal tools. You will need to audit new and existing internal and external solutions, work with teams throughout the entire lifecycle of a project on new features and solutions, liaise and co-ordinate with various functions, and represent the team positively and effectively at all times. You will be a pragmatic and trustworthy individual, able to promote the best results whilst also nurturing positive relationships with all those you work with.

Previous industry experience with an emphasis on accessibility would be an advantage.
Education & Experience
Bachelors degree or equivalent experience.
Additional Requirements

Apple is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We also take affirmative action to offer employment and advancement opportunities to all applicants. Apple is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to applicants with physical and mental disabilities.

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