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Senior Manager Accessibility Specialist


Pleasanton, CA,US

At Workday, it all began with a conversation over breakfast. When our founders met at a sunny California diner, they came up with an idea to revolutionize the enterprise software market. And when we began to rise, one thing that really set us apart was our culture. A culture which was driven by our value of putting our people first. And ever since, the happiness, development, and contribution of every Workmate is central to who we are. Our Workmates believe a healthy employee-centric, collaborative culture is the essential mix of ingredients for success in business. That’s why we look after our people, communities and the planet while still being profitable. Feel encouraged to shine, however that manifests: you don’t need to hide who you are. You can feel the energy and the passion, it's what makes us unique. Inspired to make a brighter work day for all and transform with us to the next stage of our growth journey? Bring your brightest version of you and have a brighter work day here.

About the Team
Are you passionate about digital accessibility and design?

Workday has a strong commitment to accessibility, and we are growing our team to further expand upon accessible experiences across Workday solutions. Whether you want to work for a team that values work life balance and camaraderie, build solid software that will be used by millions, or want to work for a market leader named a top workplace, join us on the Workday Accessibility Product Team.

About the Role

We’re looking for a Manager to lead our accessibility team in Pleasanton, California. This team will facilitate accessibility best practices throughout the product organization in support of our Accessibility program
Responsibilities :

Lead a team of accessibility subject matter experts (direct reports and matrix managed) to guide the roadmap and prioritization of work for product and technology teams that build and maintain Workday’s solutions.

Provide clear vision for the team to support Workday’s long-term business and effectively drive the execution of many projects to achieve it.

Develop strong functional, business and technical understanding and provide effective guidance in aligning development work to support the business’ goals.

Provide coaching, mentoring and support to members of your team for their career growth and personal development.

Liaise with relevant stakeholders, including development teams, production, operations, customer support, and customers to facilitate the release process.

Contribute to process improvement within the Design, Product Management, and broader Engineering organization.

About You

You have a user-centric focus on delivering the best products and services. You are passionate about the opportunity to positively change how millions of people who use assistive technology interact with enterprise applications - making them more engaging, personalized, and inclusive. You have experience working with a variety of assistive technologies and experience relating WCAG requirements to broad audiences to win support.

You are a collaborative team player who uses positive leadership to coordinate and deliver results across teams. You are ambitious and get great pleasure from helping others understand, coordinate and address their challenges. You embrace being the 'voice of the customer' during product development.
Basic Qualifications

5+ years professional experience in digital accessibility
5+ years experience as a people leader

Other Qualifications

BS or MS degree preferred in Human Computer Interaction, or related field
Solid understanding of Accessible Web and Accessible Mobile technologies with an appetite for learning more
A passion for UX knowledge: you love all things mobile, social, and cutting edge
Experience shepherding designs throughout an Agile development process
Collaborate cross-functionally with product management, engineering, and other design groups to ensure a smooth product development process

As a federal contractor, Workday is requiring all new hires to verify that they are fully-vaccinated against COVID-19 within 72 hours of beginning employment with Workday, consistent with applicable law. Workday is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates who are not vaccinated due to a sincerely held religious belief, medical reasons, or other legally-protected reason should contact to explore what, if any, reasonable accommodations or exemptions Workday is able to offer.

Pursuant to applicable Fair Chance law, Workday will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Workday is an Equal Opportunity Employer including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

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