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Senior Software Engineer - Accessibility

Salesforce

Louisville, CO,US

Accessibility Automation Engineer

Accessibility Tools & Framework Engineer

Location: Bellevue preferred. Open to HQ and Colorado also.

The role:
Salesforce is devoted to making all our products accessible to everyone, including people with disabilities. As an automation engineer specializing in this area, you will contributing towards two of Salesforce’s core values - Equality and Trust. Your work will be leveraged across all our clouds and will benefit many thousands of users.

The successful candidate is someone with the engineering chops to design and implement our next generation productivity tools & framework specifically for accessibility. This is a high-visibility role which offers freedom to exercise engineering mastery to architect a flexible, scalable accessibility framework. In a nutshell, think of this as a start-up.

Ideally, we are looking for hands-on tooling/automation/dev/test experience with accessibility. Solid understanding of the W3C WCAG standards would be a definite bonus, as would familiarity with what's now & new in the open-source world (such as aXe). Last but not least, we're looking for someone with a passion for building meaningful engineering productivity tools.


Responsibilities:

Understand our home-grown accessibility framework & help build a long-term vision for improving our accessibility automation
Work closely with accessibility architects to build the next-gen accessibility framework architecture & design
Own the engineering roadmap, for example when to use existing tooling (home brew) vs. open-source tools vs. buy
Collaborate & influence through effective technical solutions and expertise
Partner with leadership and align on success criteria


Technical Requirements:

BS or MS in Computer Science or equivalent work experience (Education in HCI, Interaction Design is a plus)
5+ years software development experience (web preferred)
Java, C++ or other OOP language
Hands-on experience with Selenium and Selenium Grid
Strong HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript experience
Experience with Linux and Windows


Bonus Skills:

Hands on experience doing web or mobile development where accessibility is a requirement
Familiarity with the W3C WCAG 2.0 standard
Familiarity with accessibility automation libraries and toolkits such as aXe, Tenon, iOS/Android accessibility SDKs
Familiarity with manual accessibility testing tools such as the aXe and Chrome accessibility toolbars
Background in the field of accessibility, including assistive technology, Section 508, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and equivalent legal frameworks around the world

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