Accessibility Engineer II

| Seattle

Expedia

Our team is responsible for fast and reliable delivery of experiences for our customers. As members of Expedia Group's Global Engineering organization, we have a strong test-and-learn culture. We encourage engineers to challenge assumptions and drive the product forward. Powering a global set of brands and pushing the frontiers of technology, you will be part of a team building a platform that provides the best traveler eccentric user experiences.

We are looking for an Accessibility Engineer that is passionate about enabling travel experiences for all users. You will collaborate directly with design and development teams across the organization to build plans for and execute accessibility assessments, make recommendations on innovative solutions for building accessible experiences, interact with product owners and designers to champion accessibility and work closely with the Accessibility team members to push the boundaries of the organizational culture and understanding of what it means to deliver on the promise of building accessible products.

Responsibilities:Creative and Collaborative Software Engineering

  • You will drive investigations, execute assessments and make recommendations for improvements around Accessibility.
  • You will craft solutions that empower our business to scale and adapt by partnering with our development teams to tackle problems pertaining to Accessibility
  • Collaborate with designers, framework owners and other developers to build Accessible components.
  • You will operate effectively within the organization's formal and informal structures by building relationships across departments and understanding the roles and perspectives of diverse partner groups.
  • You will help build demonstration websites and components as an example of good practices.
  • You will work to continually build knowledge of our products, capabilities, usage, and future partner needs
  • You will support alignment of Accessibility in design, product planning, and software development in the teams you work with.

Accessibility

  • Be a champion and advocate of Accessibility, driving solutions, resolving issues and leading culture change.
  • You will exemplify understanding, consideration and adoption of accessibility in the organization.
  • You will ensure a thriving Accessibility champion network for the organizations, teams and locations you partner with.
  • Stay up to date with relevant state-of-the-art Accessibility technology, equipment, standard methodologies and practices.

Core requirements we're looking for:

  • Desire and interest in customer experience and a curiosity towards Accessibility
  • A real passion for continuous excellence
  • Creative thinker with initiative and ability to work independently
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Collaborative nature, standout colleague
  • Working knowledge of modern front-end web development (including HTML, CSS, and JavaScript)
  • Ability to understand and discuss technical concepts, manage trade-offs and evaluate opportunistic new ideas in a collaborative partnership.
  • 3+ years of related experience in a technical field, including software design and/or development.

Who you are that will make us go Ooooo!

  • Experience working with Accessibility and familiarity with WCAG guidelines
  • Experience working within an Agile methodology
  • Knowledge of native mobile development languages for iOS and Android a bonus
  • A Bachelor's Degree or equivalent struggle to better yourself through training and development.

Why join us:

Expedia Group recognizes our success is dependent on the success of our people. We are the world's travel platform, made up of the most knowledgeable, passionate, and creative people in our business. Our brands recognize the power of travel to break down barriers and make people's lives better – that responsibility inspires us to be the place where exceptional people want to do their best work, and to provide them the tools to do so.

Whether you're applying to work in engineering or customer support, marketing or lodging supply, at Expedia Group we act as one team, working towards a common goal; to bring the world within reach. We relentlessly strive for better, but not at the cost of the customer. We act with humility and optimism, respecting ideas big and small. We value diversity and voices of all volumes. We are a global organization but keep our feet on the ground so we can act fast and stay simple. Our teams also have the chance to give back on a local level and make a difference through our corporate social responsibility program, Expedia Cares.

If you have a hunger to make a difference with one of the most loved consumer brands in the world and to work in the dynamic travel industry, this is the job for you.

Our family of travel brands includes: Brand Expedia®, Hotels.com®, Expedia® Partner Solutions, Egencia®, trivago®, HomeAway®, Orbitz®, Travelocity®, Wotif®, lastminute.com.au®, ebookers®, CheapTickets®, Hotwire®, Classic Vacations®, Expedia® Media Solutions, CarRentals.com™, Expedia Local Expert®, Expedia® CruiseShipCenters®, SilverRail Technologies, Inc., ALICE and Traveldoo®.

Expedia is committed to creating an inclusive work environment with a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. This employer participates in E-Verify. The employer will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with information from each new employee's I-9 to confirm work authorization.

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Location

Our Seattle campus, opening in October 2019, speaks to the core of our identity as a travel company - based in the Northwest, yet consciously global.

What are Expedia Group Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Day of Caring Volunteer Hours match
Team owned deliverables
Diversity
Diversity manifesto
We act with humility and optimism, respecting ideas big and small. We value diversity and voices of all volumes.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Parking
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns

Additional Perks + Benefits

We believe everyone deserves - NEEDS - time away from the office and we encourage employees to take advantage of their paid time off. We offer travel discounts to make it even easier to get out and see the world.

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