Mobile Accessibility Engineer

| Charlotte, NC
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General information

Career area

Technology

Country

United States

Work Location(s)

601 S. Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC

Remote?

Yes

Ref #

11847

Posted Date

Monday, March 28, 2022

Working time

Full-time

Ally and Your Career

  • Ally Financial only succeeds when its people do - and that's more than some cliche people put on job postings. We live this stuff! We see our people as, well, people - with interests, families, friends, dreams, and causes that are all important to them. Our focus is on the health and safety of our teammates as well as work-life balance and diversity and inclusion. From generous benefits to a variety of employee resource groups, we strive to build paths that encourage employees to stretch themselves professionally. We want to help you grow, develop, and learn new things. You're constantly evolving, so shouldn't your opportunities be, too?


The Opportunity

Ally is seeking an innovative and seasoned Digital Accessibility App Development Principal to help lead and define the vision and execution strategy to make Ally a leader in accessibility, ensuring all users can achieve their financial goals. The ideal candidate should be passionate about front-end technology, accessibility, great user experience and have extensive experience developing dynamic, responsive, accessible web applications. Candidates should have strong mobile app development skills and proven experience creating accessible WCAG 2.1 AA solutions. This individual will serve as core team member of the Accessibility Digital Program and Mobile Platform Team.

The Work Itself

As a Digital Accessibility App Development Principal, you will champion the technical implementation of digital accessibility on Ally's journey to create accessible, usable experiences for numerous platforms.

  • Serves as an SME for technical iOS and Android accessibility questions for the enterprise.
  • Provides agile squad-level training and technical support in accordance with industry standard W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines and inclusive design principles, optimized for platforms and deep dive concepts where needed.
  • Evaluates accessibility development knowledge gaps for teams using accessibility scans and defect patterns.
  • Responsible for accessibility scoring in development metrics.
  • Understanding of how declarative UI (SwiftUI/Jetpack Compose) functions and it's Accessibility capabilities.
  • Studies emerging technology and experience patterns to inform updates needed to Ally's approach to accessibility.
  • Works in collaboration with the UX Inclusive Design Director and Accessibility Program Director for program level needs as they arise.
  • Advocates at all times for the best equal user experience with a grounding in inclusive design rather than a compliant-only solution.
  • Collaborates with Mobile Platform Team leads, UX Inclusive Design Director and Design Ops to ensure our scalable design and development platforms are accessible.
  • Collaborates with accessibility SMEs and other developers on solutions and mentor junior developers.
  • Effectively communicates solution recommendations to senior Accessibility leadership.
  • Assists in planning and execution of activities related to global accessibility awareness month - a month of sessions and workshops to increase knowledge of web accessibility and users' needs.
  • Supports in tooling research for accessibility testing and code inspection.


The Skills You Bring

  • 5+ years experience successfully building accessible solutions, including testing, remediation, and sustainability efforts, with proven examples of leadership.
  • Comfortable with driving technical accessibility efforts through collaboration with multiple teams working on varying features.
  • IAAP Certified Web Accessibility Specialist and/or related programming experience strongly preferred.
  • Strong communication skills to successfully lead accessibility goals, technical solutions, and exchange constructive feedback.
  • Extensive knowledge of current Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.1), Apple Accessibility Guidelines, and Android Accessibility Guidelines.
  • Strong working experience with Mobile App development (both iOS and Android).
  • Working knowledge or some experience with iOS and Android UI APIs.
• Deep understanding of mobile app and web accessibility testing practices with knowledge of JAWS, NVDA, VoiceOver, Talkback and aXe.
  • Deep understand of WAI-ARIA.
  • Strong working experience in accessibility defect analysis, defect creation and resolution.
  • Commitment to continuous learning.
  • Passion to advocate for accessibility and inclusive design.


How We'll Have Your Back

  • Ally's compensation program offers market-competitive base pay and pay-for-performance incentives (bonuses) based on achieving personal and company goals. But Ally's total compensation - or total rewards - extends beyond your paycheck and is designed to support and enrich your personal and professional life, including:
    • Time Away: competitive holiday and flexible paid-time-off, including time off for volunteering and voting.
    • Planning for the Future: plan for the near and long term with an industry-leading 401K retirement savings plan with matching and company contributions, student loan and 529 educational assistance programs, tuition reimbursement, and other financial well-being programs.
    • Supporting your Health & Well-being: flexible health and insurance options including dental and vision, pre-tax Health Savings Account with employer contributions and a total well-being program that helps you and your family stay on track physically, socially, emotionally, and financially.
    • Building a Family: adoption, surrogacy, and fertility support as well as parental and caregiver leave, back-up child and adult/elder day care program and childcare discounts.
    • Work-Life Integration: other benefits including LifeMatters® Employee Assistance Program, subsidized and discounted Weight Watchers® program and other employee discount programs.

    Who We Are:

    Ally Financial is a customer-centric, leading digital financial services company with passionate customer service and innovative financial solutions. We are relentlessly focused on "Doing it Right" and being a trusted financial-services provider to our consumer, commercial, and corporate customers. For more information, visit www.ally.com.

    Ally is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy status, marital status, military or veteran status, genetic disposition or any other reason protected by law.

    Where permitted by applicable law, must have received or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccine by date of hire to be considered, if not currently employed by Ally.

    We are committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to applicants with physical or mental disabilities. For accommodation requests, email us at [email protected] Ally will not discriminate against any qualified individual who is capable of performing the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.
More Information on Ally Financial
Ally Financial operates in the Automotive industry. The company is located in Detroit, MI, New York City, NY and Charlotte, NC. Ally Financial was founded in 1919. It has 11000 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 323 open jobs at Ally Financial, click here.
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