Development Services Consultant

Location: (Multiple States)

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

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Deque is expanding and looking for an exceptional software development professional with a demonstrated track record of success providing development consulting services to play a key role in this expansion. This position represents a tremendous career and financial opportunity for the right individual who commits to becoming a key player in growing this young, ambitious company and is willing to share the risks and rewards

Job Description

Within Deque, Development Services is responsible for working with customer to become a part of development teams to specifically accessibility expertise.  Consultants in Development Services will work with customers to understand the customer needs, define the engagement model, conduct accessibility assessments (including manual and automated testing) using Deque's proprietary commercial tools and methodologies, participate in development work to build-in or retrofit applications for addressing defects found during the assessment, build accessibility skills of development teams, implement accessibility overlays by making changes to the DOM, and mentor developers on accessibility.

We are looking for candidates with a broad set of web development technology skills to be able to help define and deliver on such engagements. Deque Development Service consultants are consider "owners" of the accessibility domain and are required to work on some of the most mission critical and complex web applications at Fortune 500 companies across a variety of verticals.

Primary Duties

  • Conduct web application and mobile accessibility assessments
  • Assess compatibility with Assistive Technologies across a variety of browsers
  • Write formal accessibility audit reports
  • Write source code snippets and examples to show developers how to apply accessibility principles
  • Perform code reviews and provide feedback on implementation to maximize performance and cross platform compatibility
  • Consult with the customer on best implementation strategies for Deque's proprietary Amaze platform
  • Provide SDLC consulting to help customers embed accessibility into the development process including how best to use Deque's and other technologies to achieve efficiencies
  • Fix accessibility defects by modifying the source code or using Deque's proprietary Amaze overlay technology
  • Advise customers on technical questions regarding accessibility
  • Deliver presentations and publish case-studies

Skills and Knowledge

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent
  • JavaScript, HTML, CSS expertise
  • Web application development experience in one of the commonly used languages C#, Java, ASP.NET, Groovy, Grails, PHP a plus
  • SQL
  • Experience in Model View Controller model
  • Agile development experience
  • Mobile application development (IOS, Android) experience a plus
  • Familiarity with web accessibility requirements (WCAG 2.0) a plus
  • Willingness to travel