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Director, Accessibility


Mountain View, CA,US

Minimum qualifications:

10 years of leadership experience leading teams in relevant domains.
5 years of experience working with teams that develop software products.

Preferred qualifications:

Domain knowledge about accessibility and/or ties to disability communities.
Track record of collaborating effectively across organizational boundaries, building relationships, and importing and exporting talent and ideas to achieve a broader organizational goal.
Ability to understand the complex relationship between the organization and its environment, identify connections, adopt different perspectives, and quickly respond to changing circumstances in a strategic way.
Ability to demonstrate comfort with changing specifications or standards, and create the conditions in which the team feels comfortable and capable of working through in response to ambiguity.
Excellent analytical, problem-solving, negotiation, and organizational skills.
Outstanding communication skills.

About the job

As the Director of Accessibility for Google, you will take a broad view across Google’s products, services, and workplace to ensure that Google is maximizing its positive impact on users and employees with disabilities. You will inspire global organizations, across all job functions, to prioritize accessibility and ensure they have the tools and resources needed. You will make sure that Google not only complies with accessibility requirements, but that it continues to innovate, using Google’s unique talents in machine learning and other technologies, to move the needle on what can be achieved. Your scope goes beyond Google, helping to improve development practices across the industry, to achieve a more accessible world for everyone.

There is always more information out there, and the Research and Machine Intelligence team has a never-ending quest to find it and make it accessible. We're constantly refining our signature search engine to provide better results, and developing offerings like Google Instant, Google Voice Search and Google Image Search to make it faster and more engaging. We're providing users around the world with great search results every day, but at Google, great just isn't good enough. We're just getting started.

Manage a cross-functional team, including software engineers, user experience designers, user experience researchers, program managers, and technical program managers.
Partner closely with leaders across the company to prioritize accessibility and maintain strategic partnerships with companies, universities, and organizations.
Inspire Googlers at all levels to work towards and innovate in accessibility, and provide oversight for accessibility across the company and hold organizations accountable.
Understand what processes, tools, and cultural elements contribute to accessibility at Google and drive improvements that make accessibility as frictionless as possible for product teams.
Develop an understanding of Google's users and third-party developers, in order to advocate on their behalf, and represent Google at external events.

At Google, we don’t just accept difference—we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products and our community. Google is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. See also Google's EEO Policy and EEO is the Law. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know by completing this form.

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