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Reference Number 21123
Position Title Senior Accessible Software Engineering Consultant
Employment Type Permanent Full Time
Location KOOYONG VIC
Hours Per Week 38.00
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Vision Australia’s widely acclaimed Digital Access team is experiencing growth in our developer consulting services and are looking for somebody to lead in this area and help develop this side of the business.

The role involves delivering fee-based consultancy, website and application reviewing, training and consulting services to a variety of organisations. Whilst contributing to the development of new products, tools and processes.

You will represent Vision Australia on national and international interest groups, forums and conferences. This is a great opportunity to work on a variety of exciting projects and develop your reputation in the software development and accessibility industries.

Responsibilities 

  • Provide advice and consulting for our clients on accessibility processes and strategies that work in an agile environment such as automated testing, design systems, DevOps and continuous integration;
  • Develop and improve our training and consulting services in accessible front-end development and testing;
  • Conduct WCAG 2.1 accessibility assessments of websites and apps;
  • Research, develop and improve our code solutions and techniques to meet accessibility and WCAG 2.1 requirements;
  • Provide code solutions and feedback for visual designs;
  • Actively participate in the development of the Australian and international body of knowledge about accessible development through research, development of tools, involvement in special interest groups and forums and participation in industry conferences;
  • Keep abreast of current developments and trends in accessibility and inclusive technologies;
  • Contribute as a team member to further the development of digital accessibility knowledge and skills within Vision Australia.

Requirements

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Passion for accessibility and inclusion;
  • Tertiary qualification in computer science or similar, and/or work experience;
  • Knowledge and practical application of web technologies such as HTML, CSS and JavaScript;
  • Experience developing with frameworks such as React, Angular and Node;
  • Strong working knowledge and understanding of the WCAG guidelines;
  • Experience working as a front-end developer or front-end engineer on agile projects that meet WCAG compliance;
  • Strong experience using software development platforms and project management software such as Github and JIRA;
  • Exposure to agile artefacts such as user stories and acceptance criteria;
  • Confidence facilitating training workshops and consulting on projects;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication (technical and non-technical);

Working as part of Vision Australia you will enjoy a values based organisation with benefits including:

  • Friendly values based working environments
  • Generous salary packaging options
  • Exciting career paths
  • Exceptional professional development opportunities
  • Flexible working arrangements

We’re always on the lookout for energetic, motivated people who share our values to be Person Centred, Accountable, Collaborative, Commercially Focused and Agile.

Do you want to become a part of a team that drives inclusion and accessibility? Please select the 'Apply' button below to be taken to our online application process.

Applications should consist of a full resume and a cover letter. Candidates should address the essential job competencies as outlined the position description and should also consider and be able to demonstrate Vision Australia’s organisational values which are central to the organisation’s culture. Applications should be uploaded as a word file. Please note pdf documents are not accepted for accessibility reasons.

As part of Vision Australia’s commitment to being an inclusive employer and embedding a culture where staff, volunteers and clients can be themselves and feel safe, and to protecting the best interests and safety of children and vulnerable people, successful applicants will be subject to a number of pre-employment checks including criminal history and working with children.

For more information about working at Vision Australia go to www.visionaustralia.org/careers

We encourage applications from candidates who are blind or have low vision.

Contact Person NEIL KING
Contact Number 0293343547
Alternate Contact Person Deb Brooks
Alternate Contact Number 0293343456
Alternate Contact Email digitalaccess@visionaustralia.org
Closing Date 08/12/2019
Position Description
PD - Senior Digital Accessibility Consultant Sept19.docx Open Position Description
PD - Senior Accessible Software Engineering Consultant Sept19.docx Open Position Description
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