Senior OSS JavaScript Developer - EU

About Deque

Deque is a web accessibility software and services company, and our mission is Digital Equality. We believe everyone, regardless of their physical ability, should have equal access to the information, services, applications, and everything else on the web.

We work with enterprise-level businesses and organizations to ensure that their sites and web-based applications are accessible. Our focus is on providing practical and sustainable solutions for accessibility in both the short and long term that include tools, training, and active guidance from Deque experts.

We are a worldwide group of professionals who are passionate about:

  • Building software tools that are compatible with modern development processes
  • Providing strategic consulting based on the client's particular environment, needs, and goals
  • Optimizing the accessibility testing and remediation processes
  • Educating our clients and the general public about web accessibility and what they can do to create accessible experiences

Opportunity Description

Deque is seeking applicants for the position of Senior OSS JavaScript Developer to join the aXe product team. aXe is an open source accessibility test tool with numerous integrations, including most recently the Chrome Developer tools. This individual would focus on...

  1. Developing aXe-core and its integrations
  2. Participating in our work in the W3C's Accessibility Conformance Testing (ACT) Taskforce

Primary Responsibilities

  • Maintaining aXe and Attest products and customer specific documentation
  • Represent Deque in Accessibility Conformance Testing Task Force (W3C)
  • Investigate issues, communicate to customers and Deque services teams, and escalate issues to product development
  • Resolution of technical support calls/emails for Deque's software products including installation and configuration
  • Installation of Deque's software products on Linux and Windows environments both cloud-based and customer on-premise infrastructure
  • Assisting in the administration and improvement of Deque infrastructure
  • Assisting in the monitoring and remediation of security vulnerabilities in products and infrastructure

Required Skills

  • JavaScript (ES2016+) and NodeJS
  • Basic understanding of web accessibility
  • HTML, CSS and WAI-ARIA
  • GIT, familiarity with Github and/or Bitbucket
  • Understands test automation and CI
  • Solid understanding of the technologies involved in web-based applications, including browsers, web servers, SSL certificates, etc.

Bonus Skill Set

  • Experience with managing Java applications preferred
  • Advanced knowledge of web accessibility
  • Experience participating in W3C groups
  • Experience working in open source
  • React and Redux

How to Apply

Apply online! Or submit your resume and a cover letter explaining why you are interested in joining Deque to hr@deque.com.
Thank you for your interest in joining our exciting company!