Software Developer - Accessibility (Hybrid or Remote option)

Job Locations US-NC-Cary HQ
Requisition ID
20048502
Category
Research and Development
Travel Requirements
None

*You may work from a remote location for this role if you are based in the continental United States, preference for East Coast. Or, you may join us at SAS Worldwide HQ in Cary, NC for this role.

 

Would you like to use your technical skills and creativity to make a positive impact on humanity?

 

Do you believe everyone should have equal access to data, analytics and the quantitative skills that are essential for success in the twenty-first century knowledge economy?

 

Are you searching for challenging technical work that provides meaning and fulfillment?

 

If so, we have an amazing opportunity for you.

 

What we do  

We’re the leader in analytics. Through our software and services, we inspire customers around the world to transform data into intelligence. Our curiosity fuels innovation, pushing boundaries, challenging the status quo and changing the way we live. 

 

The mission of the SAS accessibility team is to enable people of all abilities, including people with disabilities, to enjoy everything SAS has to offer. One of the ways we fulfill that mission is by creating new technology that enables people with disabilities to access data, data visualization, and analytics using alternative methods. For example, our data visualization technology enables people with total blindness to interactively explore data visualizations and geospatial maps using 3D spatial audio.

 

What you’ll do

 As a Software Developer on the SAS accessibility team, you will expand the capabilities of our browser-based accessibility technology and help product teams across SAS incorporate accessibility into SAS web applications. Your ultimate goal will be to enable effective and efficient browser-based user experiences for users with disabilities.

 

You will:

While creating accessible browser-based software, you will

  • Work within a transparent cross-functional agile team.
  • Write code that is easy to understand, maintain, and extend.
  • Ensure quality by creating and maintaining automated tests with extensive code coverage.
  • Evolve software architecture to meet changes in product requirements.
  • Scope product requirements, estimate effort, and help plan release schedules.
  • Stay informed of rapidly changing web technologies and incorporate those technologies into products, as appropriate.
  • Collaborate with teammates to continually improve the development process.

While helping product teams across SAS incorporate accessibility into SAS web applications, you will:

  • Collaborate with product managers to prioritize accessibility defects and features.
  • Collaborate with designers to create experiences that delight SAS users of all abilities.
  • Prototype accessibility fixes and design patterns.
  • Collaborate with test engineers to include accessibility in automated tests.
  • Collaborate with technical writers to share information in the form of product documentation, videos, and/or white papers.
  • Train individual contributors within product teams to independently satisfy accessibility requirements.

 What we’re looking for

  • You’re curious, passionate, authentic, and accountable. These are our values and influence everything we do.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills.
  • A strong desire and ability to work effectively within a cross-functional team to meet shared goals.
  • A bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related quantitative field.
  • 5+ years of experience working on large complex software products as a software developer.
  • Excellent working knowledge of modern front-end web technologies including JavaScript.
  • A demonstrated ability to design and build software systems that are scalable, extensible and maintainable.

The nice to haves

  • Working knowledge of the accessibility features of HTML5, the Accessible Rich Internet Application suite and the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.
  • Working knowledge of accessibility testing tools.
  • Experience with Dragon Naturally Speaking and at least one screen reader.

Other knowledge, skills, and abilities

  • Experience developing UI components in JavaScript.
  • Experience with test automation tools and frameworks.
  • Experience with Devops.

 Why SAS

  • We love living the #SASlife and believe that happy, healthy people have a passion for life, and bring that energy to work. No matter what your specialty or where you are in the world, your unique contributions will make a difference. 
  • Our multi-dimensional culture blends our different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. Here, it isn’t about fitting into our culture, it’s about adding to it - and we can’t wait to see what you’ll bring.

 

Additional Information:

To qualify, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States, and should not require, now or in the future, sponsorship for employment visa status. SAS is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. Read more: Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law. Also view the supplement EEO is the Law, and the Pay Transparency notice. 

 

Equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered in place of the above qualifications. The level of this position will be determined based on the applicant's education, skills and experience. Resumes may be considered in the order they are received. SAS employees performing certain job functions may require access to technology or software subject to export or import regulations. To comply with these regulations, SAS may obtain nationality or citizenship information from applicants for employment. SAS collects this information solely for trade law compliance purposes and does not use it to discriminate unfairly in the hiring process.

All valid SAS job openings are located on the Careers page at www.sas.com. SAS only sends emails from verified “sas.com” email addresses and never asks for sensitive, personal information or money. Should you have any doubts about the authenticity of any type of communication from, for, or on behalf of SAS, please contact us at Recruitingsupport@sas.com before taking any further action.

 

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