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Senior A11y Development Engineer - 67720BR

Primary Location: Burlington, Massachusetts
Additional Locations: CO-Denver, MA-Burlington, NY-New York
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Description:
Aetna's mandate is to transform health and wellness via products that enable consumer engagement and a best-in-class experience. This team is responsible for Aetna's digital strategy and all digital products; as well as the development roadmap and execution of the roadmap. A key part of this team is to build an integrated platform and underlying products to drive engagement and revolutionize health and wellness.

Aetna is taking on a major initiative to redesign and rebuild many of its customer facing digital assets. This effort will include a completely new approach to developing software within Aetna, using the latest design approaches, technologies, and processes. Aetna Digital is a "startup like" business unit within Aetna, which will design, build and deliver a completely new and integrated digital experience for our users.

Come Join Aetna Digital!

Fundamental Components:
Aetna Digital, A CVS Health Company is looking for a Senior A11y Engineer to join the Burlington, MA office.

The Senior A11y Development Engineer is responsible for supporting and equipping our Product Design and Engineering teams to ensure successful delivery of our accessible digital products. This person will be supporting all aspects of integrating accessibility into design and deployment:
Responsibilities
Partner with Accessibility Design team in building A11y into Product Design by:
  • helping understand how users experience products using Assistive Technology
  • participating in and contribute in Accessible Design Decisions
  • identifying how design intent affects A11y AC (Acceptance Criteria)
Partner with Engineering teams during development ensuring A11y AC is being met by:
  • ensuring feature functionality has A11y AC written / available
  • helping engineers understand the A11y AC.
  • answering technical how-to questions for A11y in Web, IOS & Android development.helping engineers test and validate A11y AC
Support 3rd-Party Audits by:
  • reviewing 3rd-Party findings, test results
  • re-test, verify reported findings if reported issue is questionable
  • create A11y user stories, defects for A11y findings
  • help triage, prioritize A11y issues with product and provide A11y context, guidance on how to remediate A11y findings.
Analyze validation test results looking for
  • training opportunities
  • engineering methods needing correction
  • components needing a11y refinements
  • processes lacking appropriate a11y support
Attend relevant stand-ups and status meetings.

Unicorn Responsibilities
  • Bring a depth of development and technical knowledge that complements and strengthens a culture beginning to apply a11y practices in design, engineering and QA.
  • Apply accessibility knowledge to a wide range of client digital properties including but not limited to responsive websites, mobile applications, hybrids and digital documents.
  • Stay up-to-date on current and existing trends in the accessibility space.
  • Partner with Design A11y, Design System teams and Engineering A11y Leads to develop, promote the adoption and integration of accessibility policies, procedures, and standards.


Background Experience:
Qualifications
Ability to think from an end-user perspective
Commitment to meeting high expectations of end users
Solid experience testing with all common screen readers (JAWS, NVDA, MAC/IOS VoiceOver, TalkBack), keyboard only, and other assistive technology.
Ability to interpret and advise on standards, principles and techniques for meeting accessibility success criteria (including WCAG 2.0 AA, WCAG 2.1 AA, and WAI-ARIA)
Ability to partner with various cross-functional teams for direction and consistency
Providing leadership when necessary
Excellent organizational and communication skills
Familiarity with Responsive Web Design and mobile apps
Fluency in the software development lifecycle
Strong understanding of supporting products in a SAFe environment specifically how current/future work is scheduled to come through planning, design, engineering and 3rd-party validation efforts
Knowledge of Rally, Teams, Confluence and other cooperation tools

Preferred Skills
Ability to train and coach colleagues on various accessibility topics
Ability to promote and share the importance of accessibility
Understanding the overlap between user experience and accessibility
Ability to analyze (Android, iOS, web) code and employ problem-solving skills to recommend best solution
Knowledge of mobile accessibility best practices on Android and iOS


Additional Job Information:
Dollar-for-dollar match up-to 5% of your 401(k) contributions!
Health care (HSA/FSA), dental, vision benefits, PTO
Gym / Showers
A top of the line MacBook Pro
Sit/stand desk
Free Parking (Burlington, MA office)
Aetna-sponsored refreshments, Friday lunches, etc.
Tuition reimbursement
Reimbursement also available for additional Certification, Training & Conferences

Potential Telework Position:
No

Percent of Travel Required:
0 - 10%

EEO Statement:
Aetna is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer

Benefit Eligibility:
Benefit eligibility may vary by position.

Candidate Privacy Information:
Aetna takes our candidate's data privacy seriously. At no time will any Aetna recruiter or employee request any financial or personal information (Social Security Number, Credit card information for direct deposit, etc.) from you via e-mail. Any requests for information will be discussed prior and will be conducted through a secure website provided by the recruiter. Should you be asked for such information, please notify us immediately.

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