Accessibility Engineer II


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Overview


Esri’s accessibility team is centralized, dedicated team with the goals of driving accessibility innovation in ArcGIS software and products. Our work makes a positive difference in our company culture, and supports our diverse user communities to uplift all people, emphasizing the inclusion of those with disabilities.
As a member of this unique and highly collaborative team, you will advocate for accessibility strategies across ArcGIS product groups and development teams, as you inspire, reinforce, and incorporate accessibility best practices across the company. Share your passion for the intersections of advocacy, technology, and digital accessibility and help to enrich the community of GIS accessibility champions at Esri and beyond.

Responsibilities


  • Facilitate product accessibility evaluations: Conduct (or support) ArcGIS product evaluations according to current Web Content Accessibility Standards (WCAG), and deliver results to ArcGIS product teams. Provide additional support and guidance for product accessibility evaluation efforts conducted with both external (3rd party accessibility testing vendors) and internal stakeholders.
  • Maintain product accessibility documentation: Create and maintain product Accessibility Conformance Reports (ACRs, based on VPATs), providing detail for product-specific accessibility features and conformance levels.
  • Influence accessibility testing strategies and best practices: Evaluate and analyze various ArcGIS products according to current testing processes based on conformance to WCAG standards (manual and automated testing, use of assistive technologies). Collaborate with ArcGIS product design and development teams (web, desktop, and mobile) to proactively identify and actively remediate accessibility issues.
  • Reinforce accessibility resources: Maintain and update internal accessibility resources and materials (intranet, tools, processes), and coordinate with internal web marketing teams to update and manage public-facing content (Accessibility Conformance Reports).
  • Engage with our global community: Communicate to external audiences about accessibility practices at Esri (present at Esri events, author blogs and articles, and create public accessibility resources and materials), including global customers, partners, and distributors on accessibility inquires, standards, and product requirements.

Requirements


  • 2+ years of relevant experience
  • Familiarity with current global accessibility standards and guidelines (g. WCAG, Revised Section 508)
  • Practical experience with accessibility testing best practices on at least one software platform (web, desktop, mobile Android/iOS)
  • Experience creating or contributing to Accessibility Conformance Reports (ACRs) and/or working with Voluntary Product Accessibility Templates (VPATs)
  • Practical experience with manual/automated accessibility evaluation using testing tools and assistive technologies such as screen readers, screen magnifiers, and automated web scanning tools
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, engineering, user experience or a related field (or comparable industry experience)

Recommended Qualifications


  • Familiarity with Esri ArcGIS software and/or other GIS and mapping products
  • Experience with agile software development methodologies and commercial software delivery processes
  • Confident in ability to effectively communicate accessibility requirements across various stakeholder audiences (such as developers, product managers, end users, and customers)
  • Practical knowledge of web-based programming languages (HTML, CSS, JavaScript), and/or desktop software programming languages (C#, C, C++, Python)
  • Familiarity with GitHub for project and issue creation and tracking

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Total Rewards

Esri’s competitive total rewards strategy includes industry-leading health and welfare benefits: medical, dental, vision, basic and supplemental life insurance for employees (and their families), 401(k) and profit-sharing programs, minimum accrual of 80 hours of vacation leave, twelve paid holidays throughout the calendar year, and opportunities for personal and professional growth. Base salary is one component of our total rewards strategy. Compensation decisions and the base range for this role take into account many factors including but not limited to skill sets; experience and training; licensure and certifications; and other business and organizational needs.

A reasonable estimate of the base salary range is
$72,800-$135,200 USD

About Esri


At Esri, diversity is more than just a word on a map. When employees of different experiences, perspectives, backgrounds, and cultures come together, we are more innovative and ultimately a better place to work. We believe in having a diverse workforce that is unified under our mission of creating positive global change. We understand that diversity, equity, and inclusion is not a destination but an ongoing process. We are committed to the continuation of learning, growing, and changing our workplace so every employee can contribute to their life’s best work. Our commitment to these principles extends to the global communities we serve by creating positive change with GIS technology. For more information on Esri’s Racial Equity and Social Justice initiatives, please visit our website here.

If you don’t meet all of the preferred qualifications for this position, we encourage you to still apply!

Esri is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please email askcareers@esri.com and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Please note that only those inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this e-mail address.

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