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Senior Digital Accessibility Engineer

UnitedHealth Group

Denver, CO,US

Combine two of the fastest-growing fields on the planet with culture of performance, collaboration and opportunity and this is what you get. Leading edge technology in an industry that’s improving the lives of millions. Here, innovation isn’t about another gadget, it’s about making health care data available wherever and whenever people need it, safely and reliable. There’s no room for error. Join us and start doing your life’s best work. (sm)

You’ll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges.

Primary Responsibilities:

Perform regular accessibility assessments of enterprise websites and applications
Perform accessibility evaluations for products and services under consideration for purchase and deployment
Research, analyze, and interpret a variety of inputs to conceive and document accessibility requirements.
To provide oversight, technical leadership guidance, coordination and support the enterprise’s use of information technology with a focus on promoting, accessing and maintaining accessibility of digital properties.
Effectively represents the voice of user to influence and improve consideration of accessibility concerns in design and development decisions.
Collaborate with an interdisciplinary team that includes user experience designers, visual designers, content specialists, and developers during ideation, design, and development.
Consult with the team throughout development and rollout to ensure accessibility concerns are understood, implemented and communicated appropriately.
Mentor team members on accessibility and related topics.
Participate in scoping and planning of projects.
Contribute to internal innovation projects related to user experience.


You'll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.

Required Qualifications:

Undergraduate degree in Human-Computer Interaction, Human Factors, Psychology, Marketing, Communications, related fields or relevant combination of undergraduate and professional experience.
4+ years of experience in a similar role.
Advanced knowledge and application of accessibility factors, per W3C WAI guidelines & specifications (WCAG, WAI-ARIA, etc.), Section 508 requirements and other relevant standards.
Experience of providing critical analysis to the work products of designers and developers.
Experience using both Automated and Manual Accessibility inspection methods.
Strong communication skills, both verbal and written. Ability to sell ideas with strong negotiation skills.
Ability to work collaboratively with team and internal clients.
Ability to work autonomously and manage time effectively.
If you need to enter a work site for any reason, you will be required to screen for symptoms using the ProtectWell mobile app, Interactive Voice Response (i.e., entering your symptoms via phone system) or a similar UnitedHealth Group-approved symptom screener. When in a UnitedHealth Group building, employees are required to wear a mask in common areas. In addition, employees must comply with any state and local masking orders.


Preferred Qualifications:

Experience working with Agile methodology preferred
Work with enterprise-level automated testing tools, especially Compliance Sheriff
Automating test scripts for development or QA
Delivering summary reports to executives
Specialized skills within accessibility:
Mobile (web, hybrid, native iOS and Android)
Multimedia (audio/video/animation)
Online training (making it accessible)
Delivering training in person
Data visualization
Documenting best practices
Enterprise-level reporting, rollups
Writing code (HTML, CSS, JavaScript)


Technology Careers with Optum. Information and technology have amazing power to transform the health care industry and improve people's lives. This is where it's happening. This is where you'll help solve the problems that have never been solved. We're freeing information so it can be used safely and securely wherever it's needed. We're creating the very best ideas that can most easily be put into action to help our clients improve the quality of care and lower costs for millions. This is where the best and the brightest work together to make positive change a reality. This is the place to do your life's best work.(sm)

All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group’s Telecommuter Policy.


Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

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