Accessibility Subject Matter Expert

Company: Synechron
Location: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Type: Full-time
Posted: 13.NOV.2020
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Summary

Synechron is one of the fastest-growing digital, business consulting & technology firms in the world. Specialized in financial services, the...

Description

Synechron is one of the fastest-growing digital, business consulting & technology firms in the world. Specialized in financial services, the business' focus on embracing the most cutting-edge innovations combined with expert knowledge and technical expertise has allowed Synechron to reach $500+ million in annual revenue, 8,000 employees and 18 offices worldwide. Synechron is agile enough to invest R&D into the latest technologies to help financial services firms stand at the cutting-edge of innovation; yet, also large enough to scale any global project. Learn more at:

Synechron draws on over 15 years of financial services IT consulting experience to provide expert systems integration expertise and technical development work in highly-complex areas within financial services. This includes: Enterprise Architecture & Strategy, Application Development & Maintenance, Quality Assurance, Infrastructure Management, Data & Analytics and Cloud Computing. Synechron is one of the world's leading systems integrators for specialist technology solutions including: Murex, Calypso, Pega, and others and also provides traditional offshoring capabilities with off-shore development centers located in Pune, Bangalore, Hyderabad, and Chennai as well as near-shoring capabilities for European banks with development centers in Serbia. Synechron's technology team works with traditional technologies and platforms like Java, C++, Python, and others as well as the most cutting-edge technologies from blockchain to artificial intelligence. Learn more at:

Synechron Inc is seeking Accessibility Subject Matter Expert

We are seeking a knowledgeable and resourceful Accessibility subject matter expert. Our optimal candidate will not only be able to demonstrate their knowledge and sensitivity to the access needs of people with disabilities, but also their experience and strong command of digital accessibility standards and best practices. We are looking for someone who can guide and coach Product and Technology teams in creating accessible digital products in conformance with accessibility standards. If you can rise to this challenge, we need you!

Key Responsibilities:
A successful candidate will be passionate about accessibility in the digital space, with a broad knowledge of accessibility barriers and the tools and techniques for overcoming them. Experience creating web-based and instructor-led training and expert knowledge of accessibility standards - WCAG 2.0, PDF/UA, ADA Section 508, 21st Century Video and Communications Act - is a must. Responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:
- Identifying and suggesting potential solutions for accessibility barriers based on WCAG 2.0 standards and PDF/UA as well as compliance with the ADA, Section 508, the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act, and other accessibility related laws
- Applying accessibility knowledge to a wide range of the firm's digital properties, including mobile applications, and digital documents
- Coaching colleagues and clients in one on one, small group, or large forum environments
- Using data on accessibility issues within products to identify, report on and drive improvements to the product features

Qualifications:
- 5+ years of experience in driving accessibility in digital, customer facing programs or functions
- Experience with a broad range of technologies: - PDF accessibility and other digital document standards
- Web accessibility on various platforms including Windows and MacOS
- Mobile accessibility on various platforms including Android and IOS
- Video and other digital media
- Hands on experience with Assistive Technology (e.g screen readers, magnifiers, alternative input, etc)
- Advanced knowledge of core web technologies: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PDF
- Familiarity with modern web application development practices and popular JavaScript frameworks
- Familiarity with Web accessibility standards (WCAG, WAI-ARIA)
- Deep knowledge of cross-platform and browser compatibility issues
- Familiarity of next-version web technologies: HTML5 , CSS4, and ES6
- Demonstrated ability to manage multiple, strategic partner relationships at the Executive Level as well as supervisor level
- Able to successfully multi-task across tactical and strategic initiatives
- High degree of initiative and autonomy coupled with an ability to function successfully as part of a team (in person and virtual)
- Honed consulting, influence, and negotiation skills to achieve desired outcomes that inspire action and trust from stakeholders
- Innovative and creative thinker; able to generate new ideas; forward-thinker; thought-leader
- Written and verbal communication skills - able to present status, facts, thoughts and ideas in a clear, concise, convincing and organized manner
- Flexibility and adaptability - able to quickly and smoothly change direction based upon stakeholder or management direction, while remaining extremely organized and following tight deadlines
- Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, or related field of study, or equivalent relevant experience

- Experience with usability and accessibility research
- Ability to leverage industry knowledge to discern future trends.

PLUSES
- Experience with usability and accessibility research
- Ability to leverage industry knowledge to discern future trends

If you are interested, please share your updated resume at

Regards,

Altaf Shaikh

- provided by Dice

 
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