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iOS Engineer - Accessibility SME

  • Location

    Hayes, London

  • Sector:

    Development

  • Job type:

    Contract

  • Salary:

    Up to £550 per day

  • Contact:

    Joe James

  • Contact email:

    joe.james@pcrdigital.com

  • Job ref:

    BBBH12465_1619519740

  • Published:

    6 months ago

  • Duration:

    3 Month Rolling

  • Expiry date:

    2021-05-13

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

  • Consultant:

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iOS Developer - Accessibility SME - Global Technology Giant - Initially fully remote

Quarterly rolling contract - long term to 2 years

We are looking for an iOS Accessibility Subject Matter Expert! The successful candidate will be well versed in application development environments (such as Cocoa and Cocoa Touch) as well as an expert in accessibility. The role will involve working closely with many teams simultaneously and ensuring the best output from each team.

Key Qualifications

  • Excellent programmer with experience in Swift and / or Objective-C
  • Excellent knowledge of UIKit and AppKit
  • Knowledge of WCAG and WAI-ARIA guidelines.
  • Understanding of accessibility APIs such as UIAccessibilityPostNotification
  • Understanding of how people with disabilities use iOS applications and devices
  • Conducting Accessibility Testing and Audits
  • First-hand experience in testing with assistive technologies, e.g. VoiceOver, Switch Control
  • Familiarity with accessibility features on mobile devices
  • Familiarity with project management methodologies such as Waterfall and Agile

Description

The Accessibility Center of Excellence is a group created with the purpose of promoting and supporting accessibility across the company and offering consultancy services to project teams.

In this position you may be required to audit existing solutions, work with teams throughout the entire lifecycle of a project on new features and solutions, liaise and co-ordinate with various functions, and represent the team positively and effectively at all times.

You will be a pragmatic and charismatic individual, able to push for the best results whilst also maintaining excellent relationships with all those you work with. Successful candidates must be fast learners, capable to adapt and adhere to internal guidelines and processes, and work under tight deadlines with teams spread around the globe. Previous industry experience with an emphasis on accessibility is essential.

Additional Requirements

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