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Senior Accessibility Engineer (Remote Opportunity)

The Paciello Group

Clearwater Florida,UNITED STATES

Senior Accessibility Engineer
Location: Remote

At Vispero, you’ll be part of a global team enhancing solutions that make a difference in people’s lives. Vispero is the world’s leading assistive technology provider for the visually impaired and owner of the brands AI Squared, Enhanced Vision, Freedom Scientific, Optelec, The Paciello Group and Interactive Accessibility. All the Vispero brands have a long history of developing and providing innovative solutions for blind and low vision individuals, helping them to reach their full potential. The Senior Accessibility Engineer will help ensure accessibility of technology for people with disabilities and older users, with an emphasis on accessibility of Web technologies and guidelines, mobile accessibility, and native applications. The successful candidate must be able to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and demonstrate the ability to prioritize and multi-task a variety of demanding assignments without a degradation of work quality.

About You…
Excellent decision making and analytical skills
Excellent written and oral communications
Detail oriented with ability to pay attention to minute details for a project or task
Self- motivated with the ability to multitask
Ethical and can demonstrate conduct conforming to a set of values and accepted
standards
Able to self-manage and work independently on projects
Able to act as technical lead for project teams and co-ordinate team members
Able to provide mentoring, training and quality assurance for junior engineers
Able to work to deadlines within the project time allocated
Accountable to accept responsibility for your actions
Reliable, dependable and trustworthy
Honest with integrity
Team Player
Takes initiative, driven

Responsibilities:
Able to independently perform accessibility audits of web pages, desktop applications, and mobile apps, using accessibility testing tools and assistive technology products
Write up audit reports, describing accessibility issues and recommendations for resolving them
Write VPATs
Able to mentor and train new hires and junior members in the team so they understand service methodology and work to a consistent standard
Provide quality assurance on projects and provide feedback to junior team members
Facilitate and lead on internal projects that support organizational objectives
Engage in rapid prototyping in support of research and standards developments to evaluate potential technical solutions
Co-ordinate and lead other team members to find the best solution for the client
Provide accessibility training to clients, on-site and off-site
Answer accessibility related questions, through helpdesk tickets and client conference calls
Provide accessibility support to developer teams, either through consultancy or through contributing code
Keep up to date with latest developments in the field of accessibility and related standards
Be proficient with HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and WAI ARIA. Display knowledge about the accessibility benefits and obstacles these techniques provide.

Basic Qualifications:
5 years accessibility experience
Have in-depth knowledge of Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
Understand accessibility evaluation tools and methods
Have working knowledge with the user requirements of people with disabilities and older users, with regard to accessibility of the web
Effective working knowledge of accessibility verification tools, assistive technologies, and accessibility standards
Strong background in web development with HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, WAI-ARIA
Experience with assistive technologies across multiple platforms, including screen readers, magnification, and read-aloud tools

Preferred Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent degree/relevant
experience.

If you have a passion for excellence and want to work with an outstanding team of experts, working in an exciting, challenging, fast paced environment for the world’s leading assistive technology company, please send your resume to careers@paciellogroup.com

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