Software Engineer - Web Accessibility

6 months ago
US-CA-San Francisco
Department
Engineering - Engineering
US-CA-San Francisco
Requisition Post Information* : External Company Name
Uber Technologies, Inc.
Requisition Post Information* : External Company URL
www.uber.com

Uber Overview

About Uber

 

Uber is a technology company that is changing the way the world thinks about transportation. We are building technology people use everyday. Whether it's heading home from work, getting a meal delivered from a favorite restaurant, or a way to earn extra income, Uber is becoming part of the fabric of daily life.

 

We're making cities safer, smarter, and more connected. And we're doing it at a global scale-energizing local economies and bringing opportunity to millions of people around the world.

 

Uber's positive impact is tangible in the communities we operate in, and that drives us to keep moving forward.

Job Description

As a web accessibility engineer at Uber, you will work with our Web Platform group to help drive accessibility concerns across the company for all 300+ of our web applications. This means making an impact in the real world — helping to ensure all of our users can access Uber’s web technologies to both get around and earn a flexible income. You will have the freedom to exercise your passion and create a more usable and accessible web ecosystem. Our current web tech stack utilizes React.js & Redux, ES2016+, RPC/Thrift, and Node.js.

 

 

As a web accessibility engineer, you will:

  • Create developer tools to increase the usability and accessibility of our web applications
  • Advise and empower engineering teams to build web UIs according to accessibility best practices and guidelines
  • Collaborate with designers, product managers and engineers to bring the best experience possible to the user
  • Contribute features and fixes back to open source software used by Uber, or create and promote our own open source tools
  • Communicate and collaborate within and across teams to drive company-wide, large-scale projects
  • Mentor, educate and support those around you, as well as other web engineers within the company

The qualifications for this position are:

  • You have deep JavaScript knowledge
  • You are passionate about accessibility
  • You are an expert in web technologies and APIs (HTTP2/TCP/IP, CSS/HTML, Browser JS APIs)
  • You are an expert in universal design principles and have a comprehensive understanding of the the WCAG 2.0 Level A & AA Success Criteria and federal requirements
  • You are knowledgeable in testing and auditing the accessibility of web applications using automated tools (JAWS, VoiceOver, TalkBack, etc.)
  • You are adept at communicating and collaborating effectively with others, promoting your ideas, as well as being humble when you may be wrong
  • You are excited to learn from and teach others

The bonus qualifications for this position are:

  • You are knowledgeable in modern web tools (NPM/Yarn, Babel, Browserify/Webpack/Rollup, etc.)
  • You are knowledgeable in modern web frameworks (React, Angular, Vue, etc.)
  • You are knowledge in Javascript typing languages/linters (Flow/TypeScript)

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Perks

Perks

  • Employees are given Uber credits every month.
  • The rare opportunity to change the way the world moves. We're not just another social web app, we're moving real people and assets and reinventing transportation and logistics globally.
  • Smart, engaged co-workers.

 

Benefits

  • 401(k) plan, gym reimbursement, nine paid company holidays.
  • Full medical/dental/vision package to fit your needs.
  • Unlimited vacation policy; take time when you need it.

 

Uber is an equal opportunity employer and enthusiastically encourages people from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences to apply. Uber does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), gender, national origin, citizenship, age, mental or physical disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation or any other basis prohibited by law.

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