ADA Analyst II/ Software Engineer II

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Job summary:
We are seeking an individual with application development experience coupled with in-depth knowledge of accessibility standards, assistive technology end user tools expertise, and a thorough understanding of how to apply them within application development project delivery efforts. The role will primarily serve as a consultant to UX, Development, and QA teams as we support technical project delivery efforts.

We would like to find an individual who is equally passionate about making technology accessible to those with disabilities and values being a consummate team player within a diverse and inclusive organization.

Responsibilities:
• Analysis of UX designs (i.e. wireframes) and annotation of accessibility requirements for use by development teams
• Consult with developers to provide code-level guidance for accessibility implementation and convey customer experience as realized through the various AT tools
• Consult with QA testers regarding accessibility testing practices and defect validation/severity grading
• General training of above technical teams regarding accessibility implementation
• Participation in team accessibility standards and technical reference collateral updates, process improvement efforts, and other contribution
• Evangelize accessibility across the organization

Required skills and qualifications:
• Detailed knowledge of WCAG 2.0/2.1 AA requirements, ARIA standards, and other industry guidelines related to technology development for accessibility
• Expert level experience with industry-leading AT applications and functionality such as: JAWS, NVDA, VoiceOver, TalkBack, and others
• Strong application design, development, and testing experience (Desktop/RWD/Mobile)
• Full understanding of various SDLC methodologies from Waterfall through Agile programming practices
• Exceptional written/verbal communication and organizational skills
• Detail-oriented, ability to multitask, adapt to change, and effectively prioritize work to meet competing deadlines
• Creative self-starter who brings challenges to light along with proposed solutions and is able to balance line of business needs with that of our disabled customers
• Ability to explain technical information to a non-technical audience
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to effectively communicate the complexities of Accessibility to technical and non-technical audiences
• Maintain professionalism with internal and external stakeholders at all times
• Works Independently
• Natural leadership abilities and can effectively coach/mentor/train teammates
• Excellent time management skills
• Self-motivated and able to manage their own schedule – requires minimal supervision
• Possesses strong critical thinking skills
• Extremely detail oriented and has an analytical mindset ​

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Career experience and educational requirements:
• Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience
• 3+ years web/mobile platform application development delivery experience employing ADA/WCAG standards

Preferred skills and experience:
• Desired Certification: IAAP, WAS, CPACC or other accessibility certification(s)
• Prior experience training developers and QA testers on the execution of accessibility methods and practices
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