Program Manager, Accessibility Testing
2 years of experience in accessibility testing or a recognized accessibility certification (e.g. IAAP)
Experience with testing assistive technology such as screen readers, magnification software, switch control devices, etc.
Experience with accessibility standards such as WCAG, ARIA and Section 508.
Experience with accessibility testing using assistive technology such as screen readers, screen magnification, switch control devices, etc.
Proven ability to troubleshoot and solve technical problems.
Ability to communicate technical depth and explain complex problems to a variety of audiences across engineering, product management, and testing.
Accessibility-specific technical judgement.
About the job
Google's projects, like our users, span the globe and require managers to keep the big picture in focus. As a Program Manager at Google, you lead complex, multi-disciplinary projects. You plan requirements with internal customers and usher projects through the entire project lifecycle. This includes managing project schedules, identifying risks and clearly communicating goals to project stakeholders. Your projects often span offices, time zones and hemispheres, and it's your job to keep all the players coordinated on the project's progress and deadlines.
The Search Accessibility team strives to make information universally accessible and useful to everyone, including users with disabilities. We endeavor to help everyone be more productive by helping them find relevant information and getting things done easily. In this role, you'll play a critical part in ensuring that Google’s products and services are tested for compliance with applicable accessibility standards and legislation as well as creating efficient, delightful and productive experiences for everyone including users with disabilities. You will use your expertise in manual testing with assistive technology software and hardware and advise on accessible design and usability with the product teams.
Google is and always will be an engineering company. We hire people with a broad set of technical skills who are ready to take on some of technology's greatest challenges and make an impact on millions, if not billions, of users. At Google, engineers not only revolutionize search, they routinely work on massive scalability and storage solutions, large-scale applications and entirely new platforms for developers around the world. From Google Ads to Chrome, Android to YouTube, Social to Local, Google engineers are changing the world one technological achievement after another.
Triage, and draw attention to accessibility issues using accessibility-specific technical judgement to ensure issues don't reach production.
Train engineering and other groups on accessibility testing. Be the voice of a user with disabilities in the product area and beyond. Document and create road-maps.
Ensure new features receive an accessibility evaluation and teams are made aware of any issues discovered during test.
Gather all data and requirements for launch approval. Specifically: Ensure test plan(s) have clear descriptions of features and instructions for enabling features are complete and distributed.
Monitor the status of accessibility testing and accessibility assessments. Ensure commitments from teams working toward accessibility compliance are upheld. Escalate as needed.