Our client, a leading financial services company is hiring for a UX Accessibility Developer on a long term contract basis.
Jersey City, NJ (Hybrid Working Model)
As an UX Engineer on the Accessibility team, you will contribute to the creation and evolution of accessible user interfaces. You’ll collaborate with designers, product managers, engineers, and QAs to ensure that all user experiences are built with accessibility as a foundational component.
Once here you will:
? 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
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 problems 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
$50 – $64 per hour.