Technical Digital Accessibility Analyst
Auckland, NZ
4d ago

Xero is a beautiful, easy-to-use platform that helps small businesses and their accounting and bookkeeping advisors grow and thrive.

At Xero, our purpose is to make life better for people in small business, their advisors, and communities around the world.

This purpose sits at the centre of everything we do. We support our people to do the best work of their lives so that they can help small businesses succeed through better tools, information and connections.

Because when they succeed they make a difference, and when millions of small businesses are making a difference, the world is a more beautiful place.

About the design practice here at Xero Xero is incredibly user centric, which means design is at the heart of all our product development.

The Product Design team is a vital part of Xero’s success and our product makes a meaningful difference in the lives and businesses of millions people around the world.

We have some really awesome humans in our design practice, working across Xero’s products internationally.Globally we are a team 140+ practitioners (and growing!), spanning across NZ, AU, UK, USA and Canada.

Within the design function we have 5 main areas, Product design, Design Research, Design Operations, Accessibility and Service Design.

We are all one team and as a result work cross functionally with our development and product teammates in order to create the most beautiful and enjoyable experiences for our customers.

Where does this role fit in? The Technical Digital Accessibility Analyst will report directly into our Head of Digital Accessibility Laila Coulton.

The Xero Digital Accessibility team is a critical cross-business team, who enable Xero to design, develop and deliver inclusive products.

Sitting within the amazing Xero Design team, Digital Accessibility is perfectly placed to ensure all design is inclusive and has all types of users in mind.

We are a brand new team, starting off as a team of 3 with plans to grow. This could be an amazing opportunity to come be part of shaping what Digital Accessibility can do for millions of customers every day! About the role The Technical Digital Accessibility Analyst will work with the Head of Digital Accessibility to review Xero products against the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.

With an in-depth understanding of how to resolve complex digital accessibility problems you'll work closely with our Design and Engineering teams to deliver inclusive products for our customers.

Experience needed for this role

  • Experience creating accessible code using modern HTML, CSS and JavaScript
  • modern front-end skills (such as React / Angular / Vue)
  • You’re comfortable using and testing with a variety of assistive technologies across commonly used operating systems including both iOS and Android
  • Ofcourse, you'll be familiar with research and delivery of modern accessibility related front-end development patterns and good practice with a focus on semantic HTML
  • You understand the relationship between the DOM and the accessibility tree / AOM and things like ARIA patterns
  • And you'll need experience with digital accessibility auditing
  • Come join our small and mighty team which is supported by a vast network of accessibility advocates across all parts of Xero! What you can look forward to Working at Xero will provide you with a diverse and inclusive environment alongside people who will respect, challenge, support and mentor you.

    Who says you can't have fun while you do the best work of your life?We see the value in work-life balance, many of us take full advantage of our flexible working arrangements, so whether you like to get a surf in before work, like to head home in time to pick up the kids or you just like working from the comfort of your own home now and then, we want to support you.

    We trust you to build your career to the best of your ability and we will support your hunger to learn with training and career mentorship, to help you flourish.

    Our facilities and PX teams work hard to give us great workspaces with all the tech company perks so join us and experience our awesome culture!Xero is an NZ Immigration Accredited Employer and Rainbow Tick certified too.

    Please include a cover letter in your application, telling us why you’re a great fit for this position.

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