1+ months

Senior Accessibility Engineer - Eden Prairie, MN or Telecommute - 913637

Eden Prairie, MN 55344 Work Remotely
  • Job Code
    913637

The Accessibility Center of Excellence (COE) is leading a Digital Accessibility Program (DAP) that will expand the number of properties we support within Optum. We're seeking an experienced Accessibility Engineer with strong organization and communication skills to help teams and stakeholders build accessibility capability and support our overall goal to mature accessibility in the organization. This role reports to the Optum DAP Lead within the Accessibility COE.

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The Accessibility COE is the digital accessibility practice that serves the entire enterprise, providing services and resources and thought leadership that drive digital accessibility at individual, team and organization levels. In addition to the Digital Accessibility Program, areas of coverage include accessibility assessments, coaching for teams, tools (internal and vendor), small and large scale training and events, and best practices for digital accessibility.

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Youll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges.

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Primary Responsibilities:

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  • Manage relationships with product owners and teams for impacted digital properties, serving as primary point of contact for accessibility and leading through support, communication and collaboration
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  • Carry out accessibility orientation and onboarding for properties identified for impacted properties and stakeholders
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  • Coordinate with product and assessment delivery team to ensure accessibility assessments are scheduled and completed according to plan and serve as a quality check on assessment results
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  • Partner with product owner and teams to assess their needs for accessibility, align goals and objectives with those of the program and the organization, establish KPIs and track progress
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  • Provide product owners and teams with guidance for how they can meet objectives for accessibility using tools, training, best practices, coaching and other resources provided by the Accessibility COE
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  • Develop, deliver and present reporting on progress toward accessibility maturity
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  • Maintain awareness and understanding of the environment, groups and people in assigned business areas
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  • Participate in and, in some cases, lead development of tools, practices or processes used for building accessibility maturity and the Accessibility COE in general.
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  • Contribute to special programs to advance accessibility in the organization through preparation and delivery of activities that may include presentations, articles, training, working sessions and others.
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  • Take an active role in developing knowledge and skills related to the role through training, self-managed learning and participation in industry groups related to accessibility such as PMI, W3C-WAI and IAAP
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You'll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.

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Required Qualifications:

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  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent work experience
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  • 5+ years of experience in digital accessibility with at least 2 years leading in some capacity
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  • Using data and information to guide business decisions
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  • Knowledge of digital accessibility, testing and interpretation of results
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  • Experience working in technology environment and knowledge of related product development lifecycle, roles and processes
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  • Experience with collaboration methodologies and tools such as Agile, Kanban, Rally and Jira
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  • Proficiency with Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, and Outlook
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  • Ability to communicate the value of digital accessibility and to influence without direct authority
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  • Ability to simultaneously work on multiple projects and balance independent work with group collaboration to carry out objectives of the program
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  • Experience with developing report-outs and presentation to management or similar
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  • Ability to manage to timelines and escalate issues as appropriate
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  • Ability to remain productive and resourceful through the ambiguity and uncertainty that comes as a natural part of work in a dynamic organization
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  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal
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  • Excellent organization and comprehension capabilities
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  • If you need to enter a work site for any reason, you will be required to screen for symptoms using the ProtectWell mobile app, Interactive Voice Response (i.e., entering your symptoms via phone system) or a similar UnitedHealth Group-approved symptom screener. Employees must comply with any state and local masking orders. In addition, when in a UnitedHealth Group building, employees are expected to wear a mask in areas where physical distancing cannot be attained.
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Preferred Qualifications:

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  • Project management experience
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  • Experience working in an environment that has a mature accessibility program
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  • Experience building organizational accessibility
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Technology Careers with Optum. Information and technology have amazing power to transform the health care industry and improve people's lives. This is where it's happening. This is where you'll help solve the problems that have never been solved. We're freeing information so it can be used safely and securely wherever it's needed. We're creating the very best ideas that can most easily be put into action to help our clients improve the quality of care and lower costs for millions. This is where the best and the brightest work together to make positive change a reality. This is the place to doyour life's best work.(sm)

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*All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Groups Telecommuter Policy.

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Colorado Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado residents is $79,700 to $142,600. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. As of the date of this posting, In addition to your salary, UHG offers the following benefits for this position, subject to applicable eligibility requirements: Health, dental, and vision plans; wellness program; flexible spending accounts; paid parking or public transportation costs; 401(k) retirement plan; employee stock purchase plan; life insurance, short-term disability insurance, and long-term disability insurance; business travel accident insurance; Employee Assistance Program; PTO; and employee-paid critical illness and accident insurance.

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Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

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Job Keywords: Telecommute, Telecommuter, Telecommuting, Work from home, Work at home, Remote, Eden Prairie, MN, Minnesota, Senior Accessibility Engineer

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Posted: 2021-02-10 Expires: 2021-05-12

UnitedHealth Group is the most diversified health care company in the United States and a leader worldwide in helping people live healthier lives and helping to make the health system work better for everyone.

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