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Product Owner, Accessibility - Virtual

Alight

Chicago, IL,US

At Alight, we believe a company’s success starts with its people. At our core, we Champion People, help our colleagues Grow with Purpose and true to our name we encourage colleagues to “Be Alight.”

Our Values:

Champion People – be empathetic and help create a place where everyone belongs.

Grow with purpose – Be inspired by our higher calling of improving lives.

Be Alight – act with integrity, be real and empower others.

It’s why we’re so driven to connect passion with purpose. Our team’s expertise in human insights and cloud technology gives companies and employees around the world the ability to power confident decisions, for life.

With a comprehensive total rewards package, continuing education and training, and tremendous potential with a growing global organization, Alight is the perfect place to put your passion to work.

Join our team if you Champion People, want to Grow with Purpose through acting with integrity and if you embody the meaning of Be Alight.

Learn more at careers.alight.com.

The Product Owner (PO) is a member of the extended Product Management team and crucial member of the Product Engineering Agile Team. The PO is responsible to ensure the Product goals are achieved by bringing the product management and leadership vision to life.

A Product Owner is responsible for establishing vision for an Agile (Scrum/Kanban) team. More experienced Product Owners may guide more than one Agile team. The Product Owner prioritizes and manages the health of the team backlog and contributes significantly to team quality. As a part of the Alight organization this role will drive measurable, consistent, predictable portfolio delivery to accelerate and optimize value-add solutions for Alight’s customers.

Responsibilities

Lead daily sessions with cross product engineering teams to resolve questions, provide guidance on Accessibility standards and sign-off on post-remediation demos.
Work internally with multiple product teams and stakeholders to gain in depth knowledge and understanding of the product purpose, details, and scope to act as a bridge between the audit, client, and other teams.
Apply an Agile mindset and behavior to effectively collaborate with the Agile Release Train (ART), team and stakeholder(s).
Leverage Agile estimation, forecasting and economic prioritization (WSJF) tools.
Work and collaborate with Product Management Teams to prioritize and refine the product backlog to ensure vision, goals, and objectives are established and achieved while working closely with the development teams during sprint planning and reviews ensuring clear communication of primary and secondary priorities.
Balance the needs of customers with the realities of technological constraints and business objectives.
Ensure that deliverables meet the acceptance criteria. Provide feedback where criteria are not met.
Test and verify issues, as needed, to ensure accessibility solutions are effective and successful.
Coordinate with QA teams to ensure thorough testing and quality control.
Work closely with Scrum Master to report issues that are remediated for migrations and releases.
Assist in identifying, documenting, and reporting of vendor / supplier Accessibility issues while cross collaborating with Relationship Management & Client teams.
Identify, track, manage and report on cross domain and team dependency issues.
Collaborate with Accessibility team to develop, maintain, and socialize Accessibility standard among domain, engineering, and client teams.
Expert ability to work on assigned tasks independently, ensuring that deliverables are met.
Track record using a strategic approach to solve complicated problems.
Analize Accessibility audit reports sent in from clients and provide inputs on severity, correctness etc. and provide updates to client teams after each sprint.
Periodically perform accessibility audits and report on audit findings.
Skill and Knowledge Required:

(4+ years) skills in understanding WCAG 2.1 A and AA
4+ years evaluating web pages for conformance with WCAG 2.1 A and AA
Working in an agile environment with developers, testers, and designers in applying requirements and best practice implementation
4+ years using NVDA
4+ years experience in creating accessible web/app using HTML5/CSS/JavaScript
Experience with Angular a plus.
4+ years experience with accessibility audits, creating and analyzing reports covering accessibility issues.
4+ years of evaluating for and implementing Web Accessibility Initiative Accessible Rich Internet Applications WAI/ARIA techniques for web content.
Preferred:

IAAP WAS or CPACC preferred.
B.S. in Computer Science or a related field, or equivalent work experience desired, but not required.
Have a passion for continuously improving digital experiences for people with disabilities.
Flexible Working

So that you can be your best at work and home, we consider flexible working arrangements wherever possible. Alight has been a leader in the flexible workspace and “Top 100 Company for Remote Jobs” 5 years in a row.

Benefits

We offer programs and plans for a healthy mind, body, wallet and life because it’s important our benefits care for the whole person. Options include a variety of health coverage options, wellbeing and support programs, retirement, vacation and sick leave, maternity, paternity & adoption leave, continuing education and training as well as a number of voluntary benefit options.

By applying for a position with Alight, you understand that, should you be made an offer, it will be contingent on your undergoing and successfully completing a background check consistent with Alight’s employment policies. Background checks may include some or all the following based on the nature of the position: SSN/SIN validation, education verification, employment verification, and criminal check, search against global sanctions and government watch lists, credit check, and/or drug test. You will be notified during the hiring process which checks are required by the position.

Our commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Alight is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We celebrate differences and believe in fostering an environment where everyone feels valued, respected, and supported. We know that diverse teams are stronger, more innovative, and more successful.

At Alight, we welcome and embrace all individuals, regardless of their background, and are dedicated to creating a culture that enables every employee to thrive. Join us in building a brighter, more inclusive future.

Diversity Policy Statement

Alight is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against anyone based on sex, race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital or domestic partner status, citizenship, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, genetic information, or any other legally protected characteristics or conduct covered by federal, state or local law. In addition, we take affirmative action to employ and advance in the employment of qualified minorities, women, disabled persons, disabled veterans and other covered veterans.

Alight provides reasonable accommodations to the known limitations of otherwise qualified employees and applicants for employment with disabilities and sincerely held religious beliefs, practices and observances, unless doing so would result in undue hardship. Applicants for employment may request a reasonable accommodation/modification by contacting his/her recruiter.

Authorization to work in the Employing Country

Applicants for employment in the country in which they are applying (Employing Country) must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the Employing Country and with Alight.

Note, this job description does not restrict management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities of this job to other entities; including but not limited to subsidiaries, partners, or purchasers of Alight business units.

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We offer you a competitive total rewards package, continuing education & training, and tremendous potential with a growing worldwide organization.

Salary Pay Range

Minimum :

72,200 USD
Maximum :

114,500 USD
Pay Transparency Statement: Alight considers a variety of factors in determining whether to extend an offer of employment and in setting the appropriate compensation level, including, but not limited to, a candidate’s experience, education, certification/credentials, market data, internal equity, and geography. Alight makes these decisions on an individualized, non-discriminatory basis. Bonus and/or incentive eligibility are determined by role and level. Alight also offers a comprehensive benefits package; for specific details on our benefits package, please visit: https://bit.ly/Alight_Benefits

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