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UI Software Engineer - Senior Accessibility Subject Matter Expert

Req #: 170090067
Location: Jersey City, NJ, US
Job Category: Technology
Potential Referral Amount: 5000 US Dollar (USD)

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.6 trillion and operations worldwide. The firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers and small business, commercial banking, financial transaction processing, and asset management. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, JPMorgan Chase & Co. serves millions of consumers in the United States and many of the world's most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients under its J.P. Morgan and Chase brands. Information about JPMorgan Chase & Co. is available at http://www.jpmorganchase.com.

 

About Digital Services: The Digital Services organization supports Chase’s consumer-facing digital products, such as chase.com, Chase Mobile and the bank’s payments platforms. Digital Services’ diverse teams have locations across the US and function in a variety of capacities, including: Customer Experience, Product Management, Data Intelligence, Analytics and Predictive Personalization, Technology and Engineering. Digital Services works closely with all Chase lines of business to ensure a cohesive customer experience that is personalized and simple. As an industry leader, Chase strives to be the bank of choice for digitally savvy customers and continues to see record growth in its online and mobile users.

 

The Digital Platform Accessibility (DPA) team is leading the bank towards a competitive digital experience for ALL of our customers by first achieving standards and regulatory conformance and then adding innovative, accessible features & services.

 

Description:

The JPMorgan Chase Electronic Communications Accessibility Team is seeking a knowledgeable and resourceful Accessibility Engineer.  Our optimal candidate will not only be able to demonstrate their knowledge and sensitivity to the access needs of people with disabilities, but also be able to compliment the team in ways we’ve yet to conceive.  If you can rise to this challenge, we need you! 

 

Key Responsibilities:

The Accessibility Consultant is responsible for identifying and suggesting potential solutions for accessibility barriers based on the W3C WCAG 2.0 standards as well as compliance with the ADA, Section 508, the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act, and other accessibility related laws.  This team member will apply their accessibility knowledge to a wide range of the firm’s digital properties including but not limited to websites, mobile applications, and documents like PDFs.  This new team member will bring a broad range of knowledge which will compliment and strengthen an already dynamic, seasoned group of accessibility professionals.

Qualifications:
  • Broad knowledge of accessibility barriers as well as the tools and techniques for overcoming them
  • Knowledge of accessibility standards: WCAG 2.0, ADA Section 508, 21st Century Video and Communications Act. Knowledge of International laws is a plus
  • Ability to discern accessibility issues from wireframes and story boards
  • Knowledge of accepted accessibility patterns and best practices
  • Ability to analyze and employ problem-solving skills to recommend the best solution
  • Detailed knowledge of a broad range of technologies:
    • Accessibility on various platforms including Windows and MacOS
    • Mobile accessibility on various platforms including Android and IOS
    • Video and other digital media
    • PDF and other document standards
    • Hands On knowledge of Assistive Technology (e.g screen readers, magnifiers, alternative input, etc)
    • Knowledge of technologies including but not limited to: (Familiarity of these languages are nice to have but not mandatory)
  • HTML 4 and 5
  • CSS 2 and 3
  • JavaScript libraries
  • Ability to analyze code for accessibility issues
  • Ability to guide and coach colleagues and clients in one on one, small group, or large forum environments
  • Ability to communicate to a wide range of project stakeholders (e.g. Executives, Managers, Designers, Developers, etc.)
  • Ability to work in both a team environment and as an individual consultants with your assigned client

Desired Skills:
  • Knowledge of ALM, JIRA, and Confluence is a plus
  • Experience with Scrum and Agile methodologies is a plus
  • Ability to leverage industry knowledge to discern future trends is a plus
  • Experience with Internet or mobile usability/accessibility research is a plus
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