ACB – Facebook seeks accessibility engineer

Wow, check out the add for an accessibility person for Facebook. Sounds like they’re trying to make things really work. But, I wanna know how they afford that food…

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Are you interested in building products used by hundreds of millions of people? Do you have direct experience working with assistive technology (ie screen readers)? Facebook is seeking an experienced User Interface Engineer that is passionate about building accessible user-facing web applications. This role includes the management of technical accessibility processes as well as ownership over internal and external communication of Facebook’s accessibility strategies. This position is contractual and is based at our main office in Palo Alto, CA.
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Responsibilities
• Work with product teams to implement accessible products
• Participate in code reviews with an eye for accessibility
• Identify and communicate accessibility best practices for front-end engineering
• Manage technical process for accessibility
• Communicate Facebook’s accessibility strategy internally and externally
Requirements
• Expert knowledge of web technologies (HTML/CSS/JS)
• Expert knowledge of assistive technology (JAWS, VoiceOver, Dragon NaturallySpeaking)
• Experience with scripting languages (PHP)
• Passion for elegant, intuitive, and accessible user interfaces
• Ability to write well-abstracted, reusable code for UI components
• Familiarity with Object Oriented JavaScript Frameworks (Prototype JS, MooTools, Dojo, etc.)
• Experience working with HTML/CSS/JS in high-performance environments
• 3+ years experience in building web products with assistive technology in mind
• BS or MS degree in Computer Science or a related technical field
Bonus
• Experience building complicated workflows
• Relevant experience includes self-started personal projects
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Benefits and Perks 
 
We’ve got it good!
At our Palo Alto headquarters, we also offer free breakfast, lunch and dinner at our Cafe. Whether you’re looking for healthy salads, or hearty world cuisine from Belize, India, etc., or just a couple slices of pizza, Chef Josef and his team of culinary geniuses in Palo Alto make it happen every day.
Life at Facebook 
 
Innovation is paramount
No matter what part of Facebook you join, you’ll be building something big and new. You won’t simply be finding answers; you’ll be framing questions that no one has ever asked before – and identifying unprecedented opportunities. We welcome pioneers. In fact, we insist on them.

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