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Sr. Accessibility Engineer

Company: iCIMS
Location: Hoboken
Posted on: January 6, 2022

Job Description:

In this role, you'll be a key Center of Excellence (COE) point person, enabling product accessibility. You'll serve as a consultant to UX, agile, product, design, development and engineering teams. You'll also be responsible for identifying and suggesting potential solutions to meet legislative and industry standards such as WCAG 2.1, Section 508, and other global accessibility regulations.

  • Work closely with leadership on the definition, evangelization, and roll out of accessibility best practices
  • Monitor Accessibility Testing practices across the agile teams
  • Help identify current accessibility problem areas and work closely with development teams on solutions
  • Review and anticipate potential accessibility issues for new features or technology
  • Educate/Train/Coach agile teams on accessibility best practices and methodologies.
  • Research, design, and work with management to implement new tools for accessibility
  • Drive key accessibility standards, requirements, and their application to assessment delivery implementation and interaction with assistive technologies.
  • Work closely with various teams through development and implementation cycles
  • Consistently ensure that business is conducted with integrity at all times and that behavior aligns with iCIMS policies, procedures, and core competencies--Additional Responsibilities:
    • Demonstrates a sense of urgency and takes initiative.
    • Maintains flexibility and reacts to change appropriately.
    • Receives and acts on feedback and lessons learned for continual professional improvement and development.
    • Takes measures to enhance body of knowledge and skill set through training.
    • Other duties as assigned.
      • 5+ years of experience in accessibility and/or as a Software Tester
      • Ability to work closely with Product Owners and BAs on accessibility issues
      • Expert in accessibility coding standards
      • Demonstrated success leading groups to deliver web and mobile experiences that meet high accessibility standards.
      • Working knowledge of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and Bootstrap or equivalent framework
      • Familiarity with legislative and industry-based standards such as W3C/WAI Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0, WAI-ARIA and 508 guidelines
      • Experience with assistive technology such as JAWS, NVDA, VoiceOver, as well as accessibility features in Windows and Mac
      • Understanding of user experiences (including complex online tasks and mobile- and device-centric interaction)
      • Ability to work independently with little direction, team oriented, results-driven environment
      • Innovative, self-motivated, possessing excellent interpersonal, communication and leadership skills
      • Strong fundamentals in problem solving skills
      • Ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with multiple software development teams consisting of developers, quality assurance, product management and project management members

Keywords: iCIMS, Hoboken , Sr. Accessibility Engineer, Engineering , Hoboken, New Jersey

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