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Front-End Developer

Job Details

Full Time
Information Technology


Front-End Developer



The American Printing House for the Blind (APH), a world leader in creating learning solutions and pathways to success for children and adults who are blind or low vision, is seeking a Front-End Developer for our Ecommerce, IT department. Reporting to the Director, Ecommerce, IT. This key role will support the Ecommerce platform. Developing accessible systems to enhance our ecommerce website.


In this role you will update and maintain our APH websites and ensure that we comply with accessibility standards like WCAG 2.0. You will participate in the planning and implementation of policies and procedures to ensure system provisioning and maintenance that is consistent with company goals, industry best practices, and regulatory requirements. This position would lead and teach accessible web development standards to others.


The candidate is expected to work onsite and attend onsite meetings as needed.



Major Duties and Responsibilities


  • Develop websites and Internet applications. Use web development technologies such as HTML5/CSS3, WordPress, WooCommerce, JavaScript, WAI-ARIA Markup and Semantic HTML.
  • Perform various coding and programming tasks, such as design or development of Web front-end Web-based applications, and Web/Internet services.
  • Code and integrate text, graphics, sound, and/or video.
  • Ensure content can be accessed on mobile devices with accessibility tools enabled.
  • Work under minimal supervision with wide latitude for independent judgment.
  • Understand users’ needs and how they affect development.
  • Make recommendations for acquiring or implementing accessibility solutions.
  • Participate in working groups to discuss accessibility issues and solutions.
  • Develop user stories and subsequent wire-frames for all newly designed web initiatives.
  • Define web accessibility test scenarios and test conditions.
  • Develop detailed web accessibility test plans.
  • Commit to ongoing training and professional development in web accessibility.
  • Manage testing process to ensure tests are traceable to the documented requirements.
  • Align test plan, design and execution with the IT UAT methodology, standards, policies, and procedures.
  • Set-up and configure test tools and assistive devices for testing providing a consistent environment across testing platforms.


Education, Training, and Experience Requirements


  • 5+ years in web development with accessibility experience and willingness to expand on accessibility knowledge.
  • Experience in SDLC/STLC processes and Agile, Iterative methodologies.
  • Experience in QA/Software testing (manual, functional, UAT): 2-5 years.
  • Experience in testing on multiple platforms and devices: iOS, Windows, and Android mobile devices.
  • Experience working with Accessibility Tools for major browsers - Firefox, IE, Chrome, and Safari.
  • Familiarity with automated web accessibility checking tools like SiteImprove that reviews the site and gives feedback of areas to improve the accessibility of the website.
  • Expert level using OS and screen reading keystrokes as well as alternative touch gestures.
  • Experience in test execution and defect management – execute test scenarios and scripts, track and document defects; provide test results for review and develop test reports.
  • Experience in using JIRA or other recording and project tracking tools.
  • Understanding of accessibility related standards and laws, including Section 255 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, WCAG 2.1 and Communications and Video Accessibility Act.
  • Experience/familiarity with screen readers, mobile screen readers, JAWS, NVDA, VoiceOver, ChromeVox, Zoomtext, WAT.
  • Expertise with universal design concepts.




Minimum:  $57,510             Midpoint:  $72,150


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An offer of employment is conditioned upon successfully passing a drug screening test.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, place of birth, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability or protected veteran status.          EOE/AA/M/F/Vet/Disability Employer