Accessibility Engineer

Location: Vienna - Remote
Category: Other
Employment Type: Contract
Job ID: 16167
Date Added: 01/23/2024

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Our client, a leading Financial Services company, is seeking an Accessibility Engineer to join their team on a Hybrid Schedule. 

**PLEASE NOTE WE CAN NOT DO c2c ARRANGEMENTS!** Also, You MUST be a US Citizen, GC EAD, OR GC Holder to be considered!!**

Accessibility Engineer Summary:

To work collaboratively with product owners, designers, developers, management, and scrum teams to ensure fully accessible websites and digital products before they are released to the public. Has in-depth knowledge in own discipline and basic knowledge of related disciplines. Solves complex problems; takes a new perspective on existing solutions. Works independently; receives minimal guidance. May lead projects or project steps within a broader project or have accountability for ongoing activities or objectives. Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience.

  • Provide accessibility expertise to teams across the enterprise
  • Develop accessible code patterns for developers to use in new products
  • Help developers fix issues in their code to create more accessible products
  • Consult teams on integrating accessibility automation into their processes with a combination of different accessibility and automation frameworks and tools
  • Interpret accessibility audits, drive improvements and change, and facilitate accessibility methodology discussions across teams, including external vendors
  • Co-lead annual and continued accessibility training for developers, designers, and testing teams
  • Provide ADA-compliant solutions, including component implementation guidance and code samples, while complying with team goals and deadlines
  • Research emerging technologies and recommend solutions that align with business goals
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications
  •  Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology or related field, or the equivalent combination of education, training, and experience
  • Knowledge of accepted accessibility patterns and best practices, including an expert understanding of HTML and use of ARIA and intermediate knowledge of CSS and JavaScript
  • Knowledge of Selenium, AxeCore and Java required
  • Expert knowledge of accessibility barriers and how people with disabilities experience digital content, as well as the tools and techniques to identify accessibility issues
  • Expert knowledge of accessibility standards and policies (e.g., WCAG 2.0 (A & AA), ARIA, ADA, Section 508, 21st Century Video and Communications Act, etc.)
  • Advanced knowledge of Git and Jenkins
  • Strong understanding of mobile and document accessibility
  • Familiarity with SAFe and CI/CD pipelines
  • Exposure to multi-platforms, and cross-browser testing and knowledgeable of trends for new browser versions, mobile devices and/or other digital applications
  • Advanced knowledge of assistive technology (e.g., screen readers, magnifiers, alternative input, etc.)
  • Ability to communicate to a wide range of project stakeholders (e.g., Executives, Managers, Designers, Developers, etc.)
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment in a hybrid workplace
  • Ability to guide and coach colleagues and clients in one-on-one, small group, or large forum environments
  • Ability to work with a sense of urgency and attention to detail
  • Effective skill exercising initiative and using good judgment to make sound decisions
  • Effective research, analytical, and problem-solving skills
  • Effective skill to influence, negotiate and persuade to reach agreeable exchange and positive outcome
  • Effective organizational, planning and time management skills
  • Ability to operate comfortably in a multi-task/multi-priority environment across project teams
  • Advanced verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Experience in Internet or mobile usability/accessibility research
  • Prior experience in accessibility consulting strongly preferred
  • Knowledge of Selenium, AxeCore and Java required
Desired Qualifications:
  • Experience in internet or mobile usability/ accessibility research
  • Prior experience in accessibility consulting 
  • Candidates with an IAAP WAS or CPWA certification highly preferred as well as IAAP ADS, CPACC and/or DHS Trusted Tester v5 Certifications