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UI/UX Designer & Accessibility Specialist

ActionVerb

Remote,US

UI/UX Designer & Accessibility Specialist For All-Remote SaaS Company

Location: Wherever you are or want to be in the USA.

Are you passionate about universal / inclusive design and excited about working on applications with hundreds of thousands of users? Does it bother you when you see text that is too small to be read, colors that are not contrasted enough, or a website that is too difficult to navigate? If so, we’d like to hear from you.
About the Role

We are looking for an experienced and creative designer with expertise in accessibility to join our team. As our in-house accessibility expert, you will work closely with our design and engineering teams to identify accessibility gaps in existing product designs and educate us on best practices. As a member of our design team, you will help craft world class products using a blend of industry-standard and cutting-edge tools.
Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Graphic Design, Web Programming, or equivalent experience
At least 5 years of experience working on large-scale web applications
Strong familiarity with accessibility design principles and initiatives
Ability to code from scratch using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
Demonstrable understanding of the intersection between user needs, technology requirements, and business goals
Portfolio of sample projects highlighting design for web based applications, mobile applications & consumer facing web sites and/or applications

Preferred Qualifications:

Certification(s): CPACC, WAS, or CPWA
Experience working on heavily trafficked web and mobile applications
Previous work with a SaaS company
Comfort coding and implementing your UI/UX design decisions
Contributions to major open source projects

Our Core Beliefs

Here are just some of our Core Beliefs:

We believe that the best Engineers tend to be polyglots with a wide variety of programming language experience. We don’t hire for specific programming language skills, but rather look for engineers who are fluent in several programming languages. We want our staff to be adaptable and ready to evolve to what’s next.

We believe in using the right tool for the job. Our core applications are built in Ruby, JavaScript, Java, C++, and PHP. We use Rails, React, Chef, Qt, Jenkins, Github, Honeybadger, CircleCI, Maven, AWS, MySQL, Redis, Memcached, Haml, Sass, and many other exciting open source systems. We don’t want to get stuck in the trap of using a language or a tool just because “that’s how it’s done around here.”

We believe that open-source only works if companies give back. If you work on any open-source projects during the course of your work at Action Verb, you are encouraged to submit your improvements as a pull request back to the upstream project. And if you build something from scratch while working here that’s generic and not related to our core products, we want you to release that on GitHub too. We’ll also pay your travel costs to any conference where you can get a speaking gig.

We believe in building products that we actually use ourselves. We are our own toughest critics and we put all of our products through their paces every day.
About Action Verb

We build two Infrastructure-as-a-Service Platforms that empower organizations worldwide: BrickFTP, a hosted file sharing service for business, and Vae Platform, a collection of offerings in the hosting and eCommerce space.

Our company consists of 14 (and growing to 35 by the end of 2019) full time USA-based remote employees.

Our products and services are used by over 2,000 enterprises and SMBs, including Target, Canonical, UPS, Leica, DirecTV, GoPro, Marriott, and more.
We’re Bootstrapped, Profitable, and Growing

Our success comes from building great products and services that are loved by our customers, and our growth comes from expanding and improving our products as quickly as we can.

We believe that great products can only be built by great people. So we’re on a quest to find the smartest, most creative, and most motivated technical people, and create an environment in which they thrive.
You Will Have Authority, Accountability, and Autonomy

At Action Verb, we follow a unique approach to management and company structure that draws inspiration from systems such as Holacracy and the unique approaches taken by Value and Google.

Our employees don’t have a single job description. Instead, you will fill many specific, focused roles that have very clear authority and accountabilities.

Some roles are big and some roles are small, but every role has a defined area of authority belonging exclusively to that role.

You will know your authority and accountabilities, and take action.

Roles are created, changed, and removed as our business grows, and the roles you fill as an employee will evolve over time.
We Are A Remote Company

You will work from home and have some flexibility to choose your working hours, allowing you to make time for family, recreation, vacations, or anything that is important to you.

Every quarter, you’ll travel to an in-person meeting with the entire team to meet and work together face to face. These meetings are in cities that are fun to visit. In the last few years, we’ve been to Austin, Orlando, New Orleans, San Diego, Las Vegas, and New York City.
Results-Based Hiring

When we need to fill a role, we look for people with a track record of success filling a similar role.

We do not hire interns, junior staff, or anyone with less than 3 years of experience directly related to the role. As a result, you will relate to everyone here as a peer.

If these bullets describe your experience, please read on!
Salary, Pay, and Benefits

Action Verb offers competitive salaries based on experience combined with unparalleled flexibility and other benefits to secure top talent.

You’ll take off 11 company-wide holidays per year as well as 20 days of PTO for vacations. Go have fun. Don’t work all the time.

We will provide you a $2,500 signing bonus to purchase a new computer, desk, or anything else that would help build or refresh your home office.

We’ll update your salary annually based on your performance, as reviewed by your peers. Over the course of your career at Action Verb, your salary can grow by 2-3x if you are one of our highest performers.

We fully pay base plan health insurance premiums (exact plan details depend on your state of residence), and we’ll pick up the tab for 75% of your spouse or dependents if they wish to join your chosen plan. We want your family to be healthy.

Plus, you can join Action Verb risk free thanks to our $7,500 quitting bonus within your first 90 days.

If you don’t like working at Action Verb for any reason, quit within the first 90 days and receive a $7,500 quitting bonus. That should be enough to keep you and your family afloat while you decide on your next path. We hope that you won’t take us up on the offer, but we want you to feel good knowing that it’s there.
Ready To Apply?

Working here isn’t for everyone, but if you think it might be for you and you have the required experience, please apply right here on this page.

We’d like you to write a cover letter specific to this position at Action Verb. Please make sure that it contains all of the following:

What is the largest application you have personally worked on where your design has made it to production? How many users interacted with it?
On a Scale of 1 to 10, please rate your HTML, CSS, and JavaScript knowledge.
What do you feel is the most important aspect of accessibility and how do you implement it in your work?

You may also want to write about why this opportunity calls to you personally and why you see yourself as a good fit for Action Verb.

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