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Senior Software Developer-Web Accessibility

Nuance

Agoura Hills, California,UNITED STATES

Company Overview:

At Nuance, we empower people with the ability to seamlessly interact with their connected devices and the digital world around them. We are creating a world where technology thinks and acts the way people do by designing the most human, natural, and intuitive ways of interacting with technology.

Our nimble technology uses analytics and advanced algorithms to transform the inanimate into animate and reduce complicated processes into simple ones.

Join our Enterprise team…great customer service starts here. We design virtual assistants for intelligent and effortless customer service helping customers find the informationthey need using whatever channel they prefer.
Job Summary:

Summary:

This Sr. Software Developer for Web Accessibility will work on the User Interface Development team. This role will be responsible for leading Nuance in defining, implementing, and enforcing web accessibility policies, standards, and best practices. Beyond being a subject matter expert on web accessibility, this Software Developer role will also contribute to our existing UI JavaScript frameworks to ensure that our UI automatically conforms to current web accessibility requirements. The primary UI products in scope for this role includes our customer and automaton UI frameworks, as well as our web-based Agent Desktop platform. Finally, this role will also be responsible for working closely with our QA department to create new testing strategies and tools, ideally automating our web accessibility testing as much as possible.

The Sr. Software Developer for Web Accessibility will coordinate troubleshooting and resolution of accessibility bug tickets that require attention by the Engineering team. This role will not be responsible for working on all accessibility bug tickets, but will help in troubleshooting and defining strategies for rapidly resolving new accessibility issues that are encountered. This will include introducing tools, resources, and documentation that help developers in quickly resolving accessibility issues.

Qualifications:

Number of Years of Work Experience:4+ years professional development experience
Degree in software engineering or related field
2+ years direct experience in developing web accessible user interfaces

Preferred Skills:

Strong knowledge of HTML5 (particularly as it relates to use of CSS, HTML, and JavaScript to implement web accessible user interfaces)
Knowledge of current web accessibility standards, as defined by W3C
Experience with current screen reader software (JAWS, NVDA, TalkBack, VoiceOver, etc.)
Experience with troubleshooting web accessibility issues within client-side UI code
Experience working with object-oriented JavaScript and JavaScript frameworks like jQuery, Ember, and Angular.
Experience with GIT
Experience with troubleshooting enterprise scale applications and systems
Experienced in SCRUM and Kanban agile software development methodologies

Nuance offers a compelling and rewarding work environment. We offer market competitive salaries, bonus, equity, benefits, meaningful growth and development opportunities and a casual yet technically challenging work environment. Join our dynamic, entrepreneurial team and become part of our continuing success.

Nuance Communication Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation and other legally protected characteristics. The EEO is the Law poster and its supplement is availablehere.If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please call 781-565-5000 – Human Resources Department and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

Additional Information:

Nuance offers a compelling and rewarding work environment. We offer market competitive salaries, bonus, equity, benefits, meaningful growth and development opportunities and a casual yet technically challenging work environment. Join our dynamic, entrepreneurial team and become part of our continuing success.

Nuance Communication Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation and other legally protected characteristics. The EEO is the Law poster and its supplement is availablehere.If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please call 781-565-5000 – Human Resources Department and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

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