A11Y Engineer

A11Y Engineer

Synergis

Alpharetta, Georgia

Contract

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A11Y Engineer

12-month contract w/ potential for extensions or conversion perm w/ Investment Banking company (full medical, dental & vision benefits offered)

Remote – Candidates MUST be local to NYC or ATL at this time

 

A11Y Engineer Responsibilities

  • Act as a representative for the needs of customers with disabilities
  • Understand and balance product and business priorities while advocating for the best, most accessible user experience
  • Partner with engineering teams to improve implementation and evangelize accessibility best practices
  • Participate in code review to ensure adherence to WCAG Guidelines, HTML Standards, and internal best practices.
  • Participate in design review to ensure that visual standards are met and purely-visual cues are accounted for
  • Attend SCRUM rituals with product teams to clarify requirements, determine scope, and prioritize accessibility-related items
  • Collaborate with colleagues and engage in research and development to advance the accessibility of our products. This includes building proofs-of-concept for new components and patterns
  • Collaborate closely with our design systems teams to ensure that design standards and components are build accessible from the ground up
  • Understand the underlying needs and motivation of our clients to ensure we achieve business goals and provide value to our clients
  • Form holistic solutions that integrate seamlessly into our wealth management product ecosystem
  • Work closely with the larger Wealth Management UX team to share design best practices, align on patterns, and promote a design-centric culture at the firm

 

A11Y Engineer Relevant Experience and Mindset

  • You’ve spent 3+ years as a front-end engineer in either web or native mobile development
  • You are passionate about, and comfortable explaining and advocating for front-end semantics, accessible design patterns, and standards-compliant implementation
  • You have some familiarity with WCAG Guidelines, WAI-ARIA, Apple Human Interface Guidelines, or other accessibility technologies.
  • You have some familiarity using websites and apps using keyboard, switches, or screen readers (we use Voiceover, NVDA, JAWS, and Talkback).
  • You are motivated and prepared to work in any framework in the service of improving user experience. Previous experience in any of the following will be useful: HTML/CSS/JS, Angular or React, and Swift or Kotlin.
  • You’re passionate about front-end engineering and accessibility and ready to share your knowledge with teammates and other stakeholders
  • You thrive in a collaborative, explorative environment and value being on a diverse team that you can bounce ideas off of, get critical feedback from, and unite with to mature design thinking within a large organization
  • You practice active listening and contribute in group situations (i.e. brainstorms, audits, critiques, whiteboard sessions, etc.)
  • You get excited by complex projects with high levels of ambiguity and are resilient in the face of obstacles
  • You have a relentless desire to validate assumptions and uncover a problem’s root cause by testing, learning, and iterating
  • You have a knack for balancing user goals, technology needs and business objectives and can clearly explain the rationale for your designs and how they achieve both

 

 

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About Synergis

Our digital world has accelerated the need for businesses to build IT ecosystems that enable growth and innovation along with enhancing the Total experience (TX). Synergis partners with our clients at the intersection of talent and transformation to scale their balanced teams of tech, digital and creative professionals.

Synergis is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

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