Frontend Accessibility Specialist
The Frontend Accessibility Specialist will be an active member of the frontend development team. Your chief focus will be in making sure our sites adhere to AA accessibility compliance across the board. Your focus doesn’t end at making sure our sites are compliant though. You will also be in charge of being our most vocal expert in all things a11y-related and helping to further the skills and knowledge-base of others (from designers to developers and everything in between). In addition to your chief focus in ADA matters, you will also be required to use your technical and creative skills to help create exceptional web experiences as a frontend developer by squashing bugs and building new components/functionality.
The successful candidate will have a strong knowledge of front-end development, UX, and all accessibility-related matters. He/she will also have the ability to bring them all together to create experiences that are as beautiful as they are functional.
Validate that all new work is AA compliant
Incrementally improve existing work to make it compliant
Educate the team (frontend devs, backend devs, and designers) on accessibility issues to look out for and to enhance their own knowledge-base
Keep track of our progress in making our sites AA compliant and be on the lookout for sudden changes in our score
Work with the design team to help design and develop UX solutions
Work with the development team to implement new UX solutions
Concept, design and code responsive designs
Participate in motion design and coding
Bring static comps to life
For consideration, you must bring the following minimum skills and behaviors to our team:
Thorough knowledge of how to make websites accessible to various audiences with different handicaps
Knowledge of the tools differently-abled people use to navigate the web
An ability to self-manage and determine for themselves what areas of a site would be the highest priority to make accessible
A passion for emerging technologies and their application to complex problems
A clean, organized, well-documented coding style. Preferably OOP.
Experience developing with modern front-end tools. e.g., SASS, Node, Gulp, Assemble, Browserify, jQuery, Handlebars
Ability to learn new tech stacks reasonably quickly
Experience diagnosing and solving cross-browser issues (> IE11)
Expert in responsive design and cross-platform development
Ability to work cross-functionally with multiple teams and partner with resources in the broader Design group to scale and deliver amazing work
Ability to work across multiple projects and launches while keeping a cool head
Ability to perform well in a dynamic, rapidly changing environment
At least 5 + years relevant industry experience
In addition, preferable skills and behaviors include:
Willingness to take risks and try new things
Passionate design thinker
Familiarity with Adobe Experience Manager
Experience and interest in technology, consumer technology or consumer electronics
Flexibility (within reason) to work outside normal business hours
Big passion, small ego
Requires a bachelor’s degree in computer science, a related degree from an accredited college or university or equivalent experience
Logitech is the sweet spot for people who are passionate about products, making a mark, and having fun doing it. As a company, we’re small and flexible enough for every person to take initiative and make things happen. But we’re big enough in our portfolio, and reach, for those actions to have a global impact. That’s a pretty sweet spot to be in and we’re always striving to keep it that way.
“All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, age, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.”
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