Senior Technical Instructional Designer

Remote; Based anywhere in the U.S.

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Deque University


Remote; Based anywhere in the U.S.

Position type

Full Time

Work Type

Full Remote

Position Description

Deque is hiring a Senior Technical Instructional Designer to work with the Deque University team in creating accessibility training materials appropriate for technical audiences, such as web developers, mobile app developers, or technical accessibility testers. The ideal candidate comes from a JavaScript developer background, has created engaging technical instructional content in written and video formats, is comfortable with HTML, CSS, and markdown, has the ability to learn the basics of other programming or scripting languages, and has the ability to create work with subject matter experts on technical topics to create best-in-class accessibility instructional content for discerning technical audiences.

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Primary Responsibilities

  • Create technical instructional content in written and video format for developers and other similar audiences.
  • Create and integrate functional examples of accessible JavaScript components and other code into course content where appropriate.
  • Work with subject matter experts to ensure the accuracy and usefulness of instructional content.
  • Write graded exam questions and answers, following psychometric best practices
  • Write other instructional or explanatory content, such as checklists, articles, blog posts, etc.
  • Collaborate with the Deque University platform team to ensure the platform functionality provides best-in-class learning experiences
  • Collaborate with the instructor-led training team to ensure consistency and synergy between self-paced and live training


  • Comfortable creating content in HTML, CSS, and markdown
  • Able to create custom components in JavaScript, and to clearly explain the logic and structure of those components
  • Interested and able to learn new programming or scripting languages or frameworks
  • Experience creating engaging instructional videos for technical audiences
  • IAAP CPACC certified, or the pass the exam within 2 months of hire
  • IAAP WAS certified, or pass the exam within 4 months of hire
  • Maintain current IAAP credentials through ongoing continuing accessibility education credits (CAECs)
  • Ability to perform the full training development process: assessing needs, writing requirements, working with subject matter experts, creating the training materials, and evaluating their effectiveness

Additional Skills Desired

  • Prior development experience with the following would be beneficial, though not required as a prerequisite to hire:
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About Deque

Deque (pronounced dee-cue) is a web accessibility software and services company, and our mission is Digital Equality. We believe everyone, regardless of their 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 mobile apps are accessible. With 875,000+ extensions installed and 6,000+ audit projects completed, Deque is the industry standard. Join our growing family as we work to make the web a better place for everyone.

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Career Fulfillment

People come to work for Deque because of what we do: enable businesses and organizations to make their sites and apps accessible to everyone, including people with disabilities. The personal fulfillment employees feel here is unparalleled. In addition to the altruistic nature of our jobs, the organizational structure is extremely flat and welcoming. Women-owned and operated, Deque CEO Preety Kumar is internationally revered for her down-to-earth personality and work ethic.

Deque’s core values are central to our culture of customer satisfaction. Do you share them?

Innovation with results that matter
Deliver what you promise
Can-do attitude
Open, direct & respectful communications
We care deeply
We practice humility

How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in joining our exciting company! Submit your application anytime.

If you’re looking to stand out, include a cover letter explaining your interest in joining Deque and how you align with our Core Values. We also recommend including any key attributes that differentiate you as a candidate.

Deque is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities. Reference and background checks will be required.

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Let’s broaden your customer base and make practicing accessibility easy at the same time.”

Preety Kumar CEO, Deque Systems