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Digital Accessibility Specialist – Development Lead Engineer

Fidelity

Boston, MA,US

The Role

The person filling this role will work throughout the FI Platform to help individuals and teams realize the goal of digital accessibility. Working practically, with an emphasis on both remediation and the future accessible state of Fidelity digital experiences is critical. This role requires someone with digital accessibility engineering expertise (Web) as well as adaptability and superb communication abilities. The best candidate for this job will have extensive experience with accessible code, remediating defects, and ensuring the successful delivery of accessible digital experiences.

The Team

In the FI Digital Platform we are building a small but might Accessibility Team! We will have accessibility experts dedicated to UI/UX design and QE roles. You’ll also be working with other accessibility experts in different platforms to drive cohesion & standards. You’ll engage with digital squads working on a wide range of initiatives. Some of the roles within squads are Developers, UX designers, Scrum masters, and sometimes Governance. You’ll support teams throughout FI via training, defect reviews, and daily mentorship on approach and standard methodologies.

Responsibilities / Accountabilities

Create reusable & accessible digital components
Develop an accessibility learning path for internal developers and engineers
Support accessible design and testing of digital experiences
Test new digital components and design systems
Develop, coordinate and implement services, programs and activities in coordination with various partners to support Fidelity accessibility initiatives.
Present trainings to a wide variety of teams
Participate in accessibility office hours


Preferred Qualifications:

Detailed understanding of WCAG 2.1 AA
6 + years as a Developer / Engineer whose main focus was digital accessibility
7+ years of shown success developing, crafting or maintaining desktop, mobile and responsive web applications with web technologies (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery).
Fluent in WAI-ARIA
Demonstrated understanding of how accessibility design impacts access to digital content for People with Disabilities.
Proficient with automated testing tools, such as aXe


Top Candidate Qualifications / Skills / Certifications

IAAP WAS or CPWA Certifications preferred


At Fidelity, our goal is for most people to work flexibly in a way that balances both personal and business needs with time onsite and offsite through what we’re calling “Dynamic Working”. Most associates will have a hybrid schedule with a requirement to work onsite at a Fidelity work location for at least one week, 5 consecutive days, every four weeks. These requirements are subject to change. Reminder: Per the Dynamic Working Policy, approved exceptions will be reviewed annually, or when the associate accepts a new role, whichever comes first

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Company Overview

Fidelity Investments is a privately held company with a mission to strengthen the financial well-being of our clients. We help people invest and plan for their future. We assist companies and non-profit organizations in delivering benefits to their employees. And we provide institutions and independent advisors with investment and technology solutions to help invest their own clients’ money.

Join Us

At Fidelity, you’ll find endless opportunities to build a meaningful career that positively impacts peoples’ lives, including yours. You can take advantage of flexible benefits that support you through every stage of your career, empowering you to thrive at work and at home. Honored with a Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award, we have been recognized by our employees as a top 10 Best Place to Work in 2024. And you don’t need a finance background to succeed at Fidelity—we offer a range of opportunities for learning so you can build the career you’ve always imagined.

Fidelity’s working model blends the best of working offsite with maximizing time together in person to meet associate and business needs. Currently, most hybrid roles require associates to work onsite all business days of one assigned week per four-week period (beginning in September 2024, the requirement will be two full assigned weeks).

At Fidelity, we value honesty, integrity, and the safety of our associates and customers within a heavily regulated industry. Certain roles may require candidates to go through a preliminary credit check during the screening process. Candidates who are presented with a Fidelity offer will need to go through a background investigation, detailed in this document, and may be asked to provide additional documentation as requested. This investigation includes but is not limited to a criminal, civil litigations and regulatory review, employment, education, and credit review (role dependent). These investigations will account for 7 years or more of history, depending on the role. Where permitted by federal or state law, Fidelity will also conduct a pre-employment drug screen, which will review for the following substances: Amphetamines, THC (marijuana), cocaine, opiates, phencyclidine.

We invite you to Find Your Fidelity at fidelitycareers.com.

Fidelity Investments is an equal opportunity employer. We believe that the most effective way to attract, develop and retain a diverse workforce is to build an enduring culture of inclusion and belonging.

Fidelity will reasonably accommodate applicants with disabilities who need adjustments to participate in the application or interview process. To initiate a request for an accommodation, contact the HR Accommodation Team by sending an email to accommodations@fmr.com, or by calling 800-835-5099, prompt 2, option 3.

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