As a Lead Accessibility Engineer, you will own Newsela’s engineering processes around achieving, maintaining, and growing a high level of accessibility across our product. You will work closely with engineers, QA engineers, designers, and product managers to identify, address, and prevent accessibility issues. As the technical expert on accessibility, you will be involved throughout the entire development process, from initial design discussions about the needs of users with disabilities, to consulting on the development and testing of complex interactions, to conducting regular audits across the site.
Why You’ll Love This Role:
You will be a key driver in keeping Newsela’s standard of accessibility high, which will have a direct impact on the everyday lives of students and teachers across the country. You’ll be working with colleagues who are committed to building inclusive experiences and are eager to learn from your expertise. And because we’re a technology company focused on improving the way students learn, you’ll be part of an engineering culture that values teaching, learning, and questioning. You’ll continue to build our culture of learning by coaching individual engineers, presenting in group settings, and contributing to our knowledge library.
Why We’ll Love You:
One of the fastest growing tech companies in K-12 education, Newsela was founded on the principle that while every child may have unique learning preferences, they all deserve a rich learning experience that ignites a love of learning. We built our platform based on learning science research to deliver the most engaging, authentic content to modernize how teaching happens in the classroom. Along with interactive assessments and tools, we provide teachers with digital content at five reading levels -- from +100 of the best sources -- that is relevant to the diverse backgrounds and interests of their students. Since we started in 2013, we’ve established a presence in 90% of U.S. K-12 schools and over 2.5M teachers and 37M students have registered with Newsela.