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Accessibility Technical Lead


Malvern, PA,US

The Accessibility Office is focused on improving Vanguard’s ability to create information and functionality that is accessible to all people regardless of visual, auditory, motor, color perception and cognitive abilities. Working with the Accessibility Office, you will have the opportunity to collaborate with various IT teams across sub-divisions to help them implement accessibility guidelines and best practices.

In this role you will provide senior level accessibility technical leadership and guidance to developers across the enterprise when building web applications, mobile applications and working with vendor hosted solutions.

The ideal candidate will possess:

Knowledge of HTML 4 and 5, ARIA, CSS 2 and 3, JavaScript, Typescript, AJAX, JQuery, Angular, Bootstrap, Selenium, Selenium Grid, Subversion, Jenkins, Bitbucket, Bamboo and SonarQube.
Working Knowledge of AWS Platform is a plus; such as but not limited to S3, EC2, Postgress, DynamoDB, ECS Fargate, Lamda
Automated testing experience, Building Single Page web applications
Knowledge of Accessibility standards (WCAG 2.1 level A and AA) and ability to mentor other developers.
Willingness to be the hands-on Accessibility Expert, where you will advise, support, and contribute solutions to front-end design and development teams as they strive to improve the accessibility of our client-facing digital interfaces.
Passion to help the entire team focus on accessibility and ability to train and coach Front-End Developers, Software Testers, UX Designers, Content Strategists, Visual Designers and accessibility ambassadors on best practices and creative solutions to sometimes complicated implementations.
Assistive technology knowledge and experience is a plus (JAWS, NVDA, WindowEyes, ZoomText, VoiceOver).
Thoroughly understands software development methodology. Thoroughly understands architecture standards. Trains and mentors’ staff with less experience. Resolves issues elevated from staff with less experience.
Responsible for design, code, and test Inspections throughout life cycle to identify issues. Explains technical considerations at related meetings, including those with internal clients.
Provides overview of techniques developers can use when building users interfaces that comply with Accessibility Guidelines.
Is highly functional on large, matrixed project teams. Interfaces with cross functional team members, including database administrator, IT security, project manager, technical writer, and clients. Communicates systems issues at the appropriate technical level for each audience.
Participates in special projects and performs other duties as assigned.

What it takes:

Undergraduate degree in a related field or the equivalent combination of training and experience. 5 years developer experience. (At least 2 years Accessibility experience) 3+ years’ experience in Technical Leadership.
Strong written and oral communication skills.
Strong, demonstrated analysis and problem-solving skills.

About Vanguard

We are Vanguard. Together, we’re changing the way the world invests.

For us, investing doesn’t just end in value. It starts with values. Because when you invest with courage, when you invest with clarity, and when you invest with care, you can get so much more in return. We invest with purpose – and that’s how we’ve become a global market leader. Here, we grow by doing the right thing for the people we serve. And so can you.

We want to make success accessible to everyone. This is our opportunity. Let’s make it count.

Inclusion Statement

Vanguard’s continued commitment to diversity and inclusion is firmly rooted in our culture. Every decision we make to best serve our clients, crew (internally employees are referred to as crew), and communities is guided by one simple statement: “Do the right thing.”

We believe that a critical aspect of doing the right thing requires building diverse, inclusive, and highly effective teams of individuals who are as unique as the clients they serve. We empower our crew to contribute their distinct strengths to achieving Vanguard’s core purpose through our values.

When all crew members feel valued and included, our ability to collaborate and innovate is amplified, and we are united in delivering on Vanguard's core purpose.

Our core purpose: To take a stand for all investors, to treat them fairly, and to give them the best chance for investment success.

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