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Aetna A11y Engineer in Chantilly, Virginia

Req ID: 58681BR

POSITION SUMMARY

Aetna's mandate is to transform health and wellness via products that enable consumer engagement and a best-in-class experience. This team is responsible for Aetna's digital strategy and all digital products; as well as the development roadmap and execution of the roadmap. A key part of this team is to build an integrated platform and underlying products to drive engagement and revolutionize health and wellness.

Aetna is taking on a major initiative to redesign and rebuild many of its customer facing digital assets. This effort will include a completely new approach to developing software within Aetna, using the latest design approaches, technologies, and processes. Aetna Digital is a newly formed startup like business unit within Aetna, which will design, build and deliver a completely new and integrated digital experience for our users.

Come Join Aetna Digital!

A11y Engineer – Dev. isresponsible for supporting and equipping our Product Design and Engineeringteams to ensure successful delivery of our accessible digital products.This person will be supporting all aspects of integrating accessibility intodesign and deployment:

Responsibilities

  • Partner with Accessibility Design team in building A11y into Product Design by:

  • helping understand how users experience products using Assistive Technology

  • participating in and contribute in Accessible Design Decisions

  • identifying how design intent affects A11y AC (Acceptance Criteria)

  • Partner with Engineering teams during development ensuring A11y AC is being met by:

  • ensuring feature functionality has A11y AC written / available

  • helping engineers understand the A11y AC.

  • answering technical how-to questions for A11y in Web, IOS & Android development.

  • helping engineers test and validate A11y AC.

  • Support 3rd-Party Audits by:

  • reviewing 3rd-Party findings, test results

  • re-test, verify reported findings if reported issue is questionable

  • create A11y user stories, defects for A11y findings

  • help triage, prioritize A11y issues with product and provide A11y context, guidance on how to remediate A11y findings.

  • Analyze validation test results looking for

  • training opportunities

  • engineering methods needing correction

  • components needing a11y refinements

  • processes lacking appropriate a11y support.

  • Attend relevant stand-ups and status meetings.

Unicorn Responsibilities

  • Bring a depth of development and technical knowledge that complements and strengthens a culture beginning to apply a11y practices in design, engineering and QA.

  • Apply accessibility knowledge to a wide range of client digital properties including but not limited to responsive websites, mobile applications, hybrids and digital documents.

  • Stay up-to-date on current and existing trends in the accessibility space.

  • Partner with Design A11y, Design System teams and Engineering A11y Leads to develop, promote the adoption and integration of accessibility policies, procedures, and standards.

Qualifications

  • Ability to think from an end-user perspective

  • Commitment to meeting high expectations of end users

  • Solid experience testing with all common screen readers (JAWS, NVDA, MAC/IOS VoiceOver, TalkBack), keyboard only, and other assistive technology.

  • Ability to interpret and advise on standards, principles and techniques for meeting accessibility success criteria (including WCAG 2.0 AA, WCAG 2.1 AA, and WAI-ARIA)

  • Ability to partner with various cross-functional teams for direction and consistency

  • Providing leadership when necessary

  • Excellent organizational and communication skills

  • Familiarity with Responsive Web Design and mobile apps

  • Fluency in the software development lifecycle

  • Strong understanding of supporting products in a SAFe environment specifically how current/future work is scheduled to come through planning, design, engineering and 3rd-party validation efforts

  • Knowledge of Rally, Teams, Confluence and other cooperation tools

Preferred Skills

  • Ability to train and coach colleagues on various accessibility topics

  • Ability to promote and share the importance of accessibility

  • Understanding the overlap between user experience and accessibility

  • Ability to analyze (Android, iOS, web) code and employ problem-solving skills to recommend best solution

  • Knowledge of mobile accessibility best practices on Android and iOS

EDUCATION

The highest level of education desired for candidates in this position is a Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.

ADDITIONAL JOB INFORMATION

Dollar-for-dollar match up-to 6% of your 401(k) contributions!

Health care (HSA/FSA), dental, vision benefits, PTO

Gym / Showers

A top of the line MacBook Pro

Sit/stand desk

Aetna-sponsored refreshments, Friday lunches, etc.

$200/yr towards wellness - gym membership, fitbit, treadmill

Up-to 5K a year toward tuition reimbursement

Reimbursement also available for additional Certification, Training & Conferences

Aetna is about more than just doing a job. This is our opportunity to re-shape healthcare for America and across the globe. We are developing solutions to improve the quality and affordability of healthcare. What we do will benefit generations to come.

We care about each other, our customers and our communities. We are inspired to make a difference, and we are committed to integrity and excellence.

Together we will empower people to live healthier lives.

Aetna is an equal opportunity & affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of personal characteristics or status. We take affirmative action to recruit, select and develop women, people of color, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

We are a company built on excellence. We have a culture that values growth, achievement and diversity and a workplace where your voice can be heard.

Benefit eligibility may vary by position. Click here to review the benefits associated with this position

Aetna takes our candidates's data privacy seriously. At no time will any Aetna recruiter or employee request any financial or personal information (Social Security Number, Credit card information for direct deposit, etc.) from you via e-mail. Any requests for information will be discussed prior and will be conducted through a secure website provided by the recruiter. Should you be asked for such information, please notify us immediately.

Job Function: CH & S Technology

Aetna is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veterans status.

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